Visual Prompting#

Visual Prompting is the task of streamlining computer vision processes by harnessing the power of prompts, inspired by the breakthroughs of text prompting in NLP. This innovative approach involves using a few visual prompts to swiftly convert an unlabeled dataset into a deployed model, significantly reducing development time for both individual projects and enterprise solutions.

By leveraging large pre-trained vision transformers, Visual Prompting not only eliminates the need for extensive data labeling but also facilitates the “teaching” of smaller AI systems.

How Kornia leverages Visual Prompting ?#

Kornia leverages the Visual Prompting task through the VisualPrompter` API, which integrates powerful models like the Segment Anything Model (SAM) into its computer vision toolkit. By incorporating SAM and the VisualPrompter API, developers can harness the efficiency of Visual Prompting for faster segmentation tasks and improved computer vision workflows. This seamless integration allows users to utilize pre-trained vision transformers, significantly reducing manual data labeling efforts and enabling the “teaching” of smaller AI systems. As a result, Kornia users can take advantage of the versatility and adaptability offered by Visual Prompting, unlocking new possibilities for various computer vision applications.

How to use with Kornia#

from import load_image, ImageLoadType
from kornia.contrib.visual_prompter import VisualPrompter

# load an image
image = load_image('./example.jpg', ImageLoadType.RGB32, device)

# Load the prompter
prompter = VisualPrompter()

# set the image: This will preprocess the image and already generate the embeddings of it

# Generate the prompts
keypoints = Keypoints(torch.tensor([[[500, 375]]], device=device, dtype=torch.float32)) # BxNx2

# For the keypoints label: 1 indicates a foreground point; 0 indicates a background point
keypoints_labels = torch.tensor([[1]], device=device) # BxN

# Runs the prediction with the kypoints prompts
prediction = prompter.predict(

You also can go through or full tutorial using Colab found here.

Integration with other libraries, fineturning and more examples soon.