A quick introduction to what Hasty is and how you can get started with using the tool.

What is Hasty?

Hasty is an image annotation tool for creating ground-truth datasets to be used in machine learning applications. Unlike many similar tools, Hasty uses machine learning in the tool itself. This allows you to annotate exponentially quicker than before.

Getting started

To get started with Hasty, go to and sign up either by using your email or by logging in through your Google account.

If you want to know more before signing up, you can go to

Signing up/Logging in with your Google account

To log in with your Google account, just click the "Login with Google" button on the first screen. After clicking the button, a new window will open where you can fill in your Google account and password. Do so and you will be logged in (if you have used Hasty before) or signed up (if you haven't used Hasty before).

Signing up/Logging in with your email

To signup/login with an email address click the "Login with email" button. On the next screen, you will be asked for an email, fill in the email address you want to use and then click on "Continue". When you do so, an email containing a link will be sent to the email you specified. Open up the email, click the link, and then you will be logged in (if you have used Hasty before) or signed up (if you haven't used Hasty before).

You might be surprised that we don't ask for a password when logging in. If you want to know more about why we made this decision, you can read about it here.

When you are logged in

After you have logged in, you will find yourself in the project overview screen.

From here, you can either create a new project, change existing projects, or start working on an already existing project.

If you are starting directly with annotating, have a look at our Basic tutorial.

Working with Hasty

We already mentioned that Hasty uses machine learning to speed up the process of annotation. However, our AI tools are not available when you are starting a new project. For these tools to work, we first need you to create enough annotations manually so that we can generate a model. What that means in practical terms is that, for every project, the annotation process will get quicker the more annotations you do.

In general, annotating around 10 objects per class will provide enough context for us to create a model that is useful for you - however that number is just a rule of thumb and changes depending on your use case.

If you are curious about the AI-features of Hasty, we recommend that you start with our AI tools tutorial.

Getting help

Can’t find what you are looking for in our documentation? Get in contact with us through one of the channels below to get help: