1.3 How to Add Annotations


Metadata plays a vital role in interpretation, querying, and analysis of images. For example, an experimental condition may highlight differences between images, image resolution may be needed to detect abnormally sized cells and experimenter comments may be handy in finding images of interest. There are many different types of metadata that may be associated with an image such as textual annotations, image-based object outlines and statistical distributions. In order to store the many types of annotations, we use tagging or hierarchical name–value pairs. Flexible and hierarchical tagging is a key feature of Bisque that enables the user to rapidly model diverse experimental information.