Photographs are submitted to Wildbook as Sightings to identify Individual Animals. Here are the guidelines to follow for a successful identification:
- The Animal in the photo is distinguishable (i.e. free-standing or clearly in the foreground).
- The Individual takes the majority of the frame with decent resolution.
- The Individual is located near the center of the photograph.
- The Individual is in focus.
Here are what you need to AVOID for a successful identification:
- The Individual is part of an overlapping herd or group of animals.
- The Individual is relatively small.
- The Individual is blurry and out of focus because of being too far or too close to the camera.
- The Individual is located around the edges of the image.
- The Individual is occluded more than 25% by other animals or objects.
- A part of the Individual is off the edge of the frame.
Wildbook caters to multiple species. For best results, visit their Wildbook platform and navigate to Learn > How to Photograph.
Image Formats and Sizes¶
- Wildbook accepts photographs in a variety of formats, including .jpg, .jpeg, .png, and .bmp. (Note: Raw image formats are not supported)
- Avoid using photographs of more than 1600px and less than 480px.
- When running detection and identification, photographs smaller than 480px are sized up, which may cause blurriness.
- A compression ratio of 90% is enough.
- Uploading photographs with more than a higher compression ratio will not influence the identification process.
- Photographs with bigger sizes put a strain on the server and cause identification to take longer.