Annotation Comments

Using Annotation Comments

Annotation comments are a great way to asynchronously communicate about data and annotations. This allows for greater and more detailed feedback with the ability to place comments in specified areas and make replies.

Creating Comments

To create a comment, one simply has to right-click anywhere on the image, and a menu will appear with the option Add Comment, as shown below. A comment will be created at the specific location that was right-clicked.

Now, the draft comment is open, and you can now type any text as long as it is within 1024 characters. Once you're done, you can click Comment.

The comment will now appear with a speech bubble, and the full dialogue will appear if you hover your cursor over, as show below:

The comments are also visible to any other users who have access to the project, and they will be able to interact with the comment by replying to it or resolving it. They will not be able to edit the contents of your message.

Finding Comments

To find previously made comments relevant to you, you can navigate to the notification bell at the top right, and select the column that says Comments. There, you can find all relevant comments to you in chronological order. These would contain comments in the following scenarios:

  • You are tagged using user comment tagging in a comment
  • There is new message in a thread where you were previously tagged, or you had commented on previously
  • Comment thread resolved where you were previously tagged, or you had commented on previously
  • Comment thread deleted where you were previously tagged, or you had commented on previously``

Replying to Comments

To reply to comments, you should select the comment you want to reply to, and then type out your reply in the Reply box under the original comment.

Once you select Reply, you can see your reply chained below the initial comment. You will be able to continue to reply to the same chain in the same way.

Editing/Deleting Comments

Users can edit any comments they made. To do so, they can select the ... button next to their comment, and then select Edit or Delete. Selecting Edit will allow users to change any content they want in the comment.

Tagging in Comments

Within your comments, you can also tag assets and users in cases where you want those reading the comment to reference other assets, and also direct comments specifically to other users.

Tagging Assets

To tag assets, while typing your comment, you can type # and a dropdown should appear, listing all the asset names. You can select the assets from the dropdown and they will appear in highlighted blue text to indicate the link. When other users select the highlighted text from the comment, they can be navigated to the image that is linked. There is no limit to the number of assets that can be tagged.


If the user selecting the comment asset tag does not have access to that particular image, they will be denied from viewing the image.

Tagging Users

To tag users, while typing your comment, you can type @ and a dropdown will appear with users who have access to the project. When a user is a tagged, once the comment is posted, the comment will create a notification on the notification bell on the top right corner, flagging out to the tagged users that a comment has been made in which they are tagged. There is no limit to the number of users that can be tagged.

Showing/Hiding Comments

While useful, comments being displayed over the image can be distracting and even inhibit your ability to annotate well. To avoid this issue, you can select Hide _ Comment(s) at the top right corner. This will hide the speech bubbles and you can annotate as if there were no comments.

Once Hide 2 Comment(s) is selected, you will see the speech bubbles removed:

Resolving Comments

To resolve comments, you can select the comment and select the green check on the top right corner of the comment. Once selected, the whole comment along with any associated comment chains will be removed.

Common Questions

How many comments can be made on an image?

There is no limit to how many comments can be made.