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SegGPT is a transformer-based, few-shot semantic segmentation model developed by BAAI Vision.

This model performs well on task-specific segmentation tasks when given a few labeled images from which to learn features about the objects you want to identify.


To use SegGPT with Autodistill, you need to install the following dependency:

pip3 install autodistill-seggpt

About SegGPT

SegGPT performs "in-context" segmentation. This means it requires a handful of pre-labelled "context" images.

You will need some labeled images to use SegGPT. Don't have any labeled images? Check out Roboflow Annotate, a feature-rich annotation tool from which you can export data for use with Autodistill.


from autodistill_seggpt import SegGPT, FewShotOntology

base_model = SegGPT(

base_model.label("./unlabelled-climbing-photos", extension=".jpg")

How to load data from Roboflow

Labelling and importing images is easy!

You can use Roboflow Annotate to label a few images (5-10 should work fine). For your Project Type, make sure to pick Instance Segmentation, as you will be labelling with polygons.

Once you have labelled your images, you can press Generate > Generate New Version. You can use all the default options--no Augmentations are necessary.

Once your dataset version is generated, you can press Export > Continue.

Then you will get some download code to copy. It should look something like this:

!pip install roboflow

from roboflow import Roboflow
rf = Roboflow(api_key="ABCDEFG")
project = rf.workspace("lorem-ipsum").project("dolor-sit-amet")
dataset = project.version(1).download("yolov8")

Note: if you are not using a notebook environment, you should remove !pip install roboflow from your code, and run pip install roboflow in your terminal instead.

To import your dataset into Autodistill, run the following:

import supervision as sv

supervision_dataset = sv.DetectionDataset.from_yolo(