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ultralytics.models.sam.predict.Predictor

Bases: BasePredictor

Predictor class for the Segment Anything Model (SAM), extending BasePredictor.

The class provides an interface for model inference tailored to image segmentation tasks. With advanced architecture and promptable segmentation capabilities, it facilitates flexible and real-time mask generation. The class is capable of working with various types of prompts such as bounding boxes, points, and low-resolution masks.

Attributes:

Name Type Description
cfg dict

Configuration dictionary specifying model and task-related parameters.

overrides dict

Dictionary containing values that override the default configuration.

_callbacks dict

Dictionary of user-defined callback functions to augment behavior.

args namespace

Namespace to hold command-line arguments or other operational variables.

im Tensor

Preprocessed input image tensor.

features Tensor

Extracted image features used for inference.

prompts dict

Collection of various prompt types, such as bounding boxes and points.

segment_all bool

Flag to control whether to segment all objects in the image or only specified ones.

Source code in ultralytics/models/sam/predict.py
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class Predictor(BasePredictor):
    """
    Predictor class for the Segment Anything Model (SAM), extending BasePredictor.

    The class provides an interface for model inference tailored to image segmentation tasks.
    With advanced architecture and promptable segmentation capabilities, it facilitates flexible and real-time
    mask generation. The class is capable of working with various types of prompts such as bounding boxes,
    points, and low-resolution masks.

    Attributes:
        cfg (dict): Configuration dictionary specifying model and task-related parameters.
        overrides (dict): Dictionary containing values that override the default configuration.
        _callbacks (dict): Dictionary of user-defined callback functions to augment behavior.
        args (namespace): Namespace to hold command-line arguments or other operational variables.
        im (torch.Tensor): Preprocessed input image tensor.
        features (torch.Tensor): Extracted image features used for inference.
        prompts (dict): Collection of various prompt types, such as bounding boxes and points.
        segment_all (bool): Flag to control whether to segment all objects in the image or only specified ones.
    """

    def __init__(self, cfg=DEFAULT_CFG, overrides=None, _callbacks=None):
        """
        Initialize the Predictor with configuration, overrides, and callbacks.

        The method sets up the Predictor object and applies any configuration overrides or callbacks provided. It
        initializes task-specific settings for SAM, such as retina_masks being set to True for optimal results.

        Args:
            cfg (dict): Configuration dictionary.
            overrides (dict, optional): Dictionary of values to override default configuration.
            _callbacks (dict, optional): Dictionary of callback functions to customize behavior.
        """
        if overrides is None:
            overrides = {}
        overrides.update(dict(task="segment", mode="predict", imgsz=1024))
        super().__init__(cfg, overrides, _callbacks)
        self.args.retina_masks = True
        self.im = None
        self.features = None
        self.prompts = {}
        self.segment_all = False

    def preprocess(self, im):
        """
        Preprocess the input image for model inference.

        The method prepares the input image by applying transformations and normalization.
        It supports both torch.Tensor and list of np.ndarray as input formats.

        Args:
            im (torch.Tensor | List[np.ndarray]): BCHW tensor format or list of HWC numpy arrays.

        Returns:
            (torch.Tensor): The preprocessed image tensor.
        """
        if self.im is not None:
            return self.im
        not_tensor = not isinstance(im, torch.Tensor)
        if not_tensor:
            im = np.stack(self.pre_transform(im))
            im = im[..., ::-1].transpose((0, 3, 1, 2))
            im = np.ascontiguousarray(im)
            im = torch.from_numpy(im)

        im = im.to(self.device)
        im = im.half() if self.model.fp16 else im.float()
        if not_tensor:
            im = (im - self.mean) / self.std
        return im

    def pre_transform(self, im):
        """
        Perform initial transformations on the input image for preprocessing.

        The method applies transformations such as resizing to prepare the image for further preprocessing.
        Currently, batched inference is not supported; hence the list length should be 1.

        Args:
            im (List[np.ndarray]): List containing images in HWC numpy array format.

        Returns:
            (List[np.ndarray]): List of transformed images.
        """
        assert len(im) == 1, "SAM model does not currently support batched inference"
        letterbox = LetterBox(self.args.imgsz, auto=False, center=False)
        return [letterbox(image=x) for x in im]

    def inference(self, im, bboxes=None, points=None, labels=None, masks=None, multimask_output=False, *args, **kwargs):
        """
        Perform image segmentation inference based on the given input cues, using the currently loaded image. This
        method leverages SAM's (Segment Anything Model) architecture consisting of image encoder, prompt encoder, and
        mask decoder for real-time and promptable segmentation tasks.

        Args:
            im (torch.Tensor): The preprocessed input image in tensor format, with shape (N, C, H, W).
            bboxes (np.ndarray | List, optional): Bounding boxes with shape (N, 4), in XYXY format.
            points (np.ndarray | List, optional): Points indicating object locations with shape (N, 2), in pixel coordinates.
            labels (np.ndarray | List, optional): Labels for point prompts, shape (N, ). 1 for foreground and 0 for background.
            masks (np.ndarray, optional): Low-resolution masks from previous predictions. Shape should be (N, H, W). For SAM, H=W=256.
            multimask_output (bool, optional): Flag to return multiple masks. Helpful for ambiguous prompts. Defaults to False.

        Returns:
            (tuple): Contains the following three elements.
                - np.ndarray: The output masks in shape CxHxW, where C is the number of generated masks.
                - np.ndarray: An array of length C containing quality scores predicted by the model for each mask.
                - np.ndarray: Low-resolution logits of shape CxHxW for subsequent inference, where H=W=256.
        """
        # Override prompts if any stored in self.prompts
        bboxes = self.prompts.pop("bboxes", bboxes)
        points = self.prompts.pop("points", points)
        masks = self.prompts.pop("masks", masks)

        if all(i is None for i in [bboxes, points, masks]):
            return self.generate(im, *args, **kwargs)

        return self.prompt_inference(im, bboxes, points, labels, masks, multimask_output)

    def prompt_inference(self, im, bboxes=None, points=None, labels=None, masks=None, multimask_output=False):
        """
        Internal function for image segmentation inference based on cues like bounding boxes, points, and masks.
        Leverages SAM's specialized architecture for prompt-based, real-time segmentation.

        Args:
            im (torch.Tensor): The preprocessed input image in tensor format, with shape (N, C, H, W).
            bboxes (np.ndarray | List, optional): Bounding boxes with shape (N, 4), in XYXY format.
            points (np.ndarray | List, optional): Points indicating object locations with shape (N, 2), in pixel coordinates.
            labels (np.ndarray | List, optional): Labels for point prompts, shape (N, ). 1 for foreground and 0 for background.
            masks (np.ndarray, optional): Low-resolution masks from previous predictions. Shape should be (N, H, W). For SAM, H=W=256.
            multimask_output (bool, optional): Flag to return multiple masks. Helpful for ambiguous prompts. Defaults to False.

        Returns:
            (tuple): Contains the following three elements.
                - np.ndarray: The output masks in shape CxHxW, where C is the number of generated masks.
                - np.ndarray: An array of length C containing quality scores predicted by the model for each mask.
                - np.ndarray: Low-resolution logits of shape CxHxW for subsequent inference, where H=W=256.
        """
        features = self.model.image_encoder(im) if self.features is None else self.features

        src_shape, dst_shape = self.batch[1][0].shape[:2], im.shape[2:]
        r = 1.0 if self.segment_all else min(dst_shape[0] / src_shape[0], dst_shape[1] / src_shape[1])
        # Transform input prompts
        if points is not None:
            points = torch.as_tensor(points, dtype=torch.float32, device=self.device)
            points = points[None] if points.ndim == 1 else points
            # Assuming labels are all positive if users don't pass labels.
            if labels is None:
                labels = np.ones(points.shape[0])
            labels = torch.as_tensor(labels, dtype=torch.int32, device=self.device)
            points *= r
            # (N, 2) --> (N, 1, 2), (N, ) --> (N, 1)
            points, labels = points[:, None, :], labels[:, None]
        if bboxes is not None:
            bboxes = torch.as_tensor(bboxes, dtype=torch.float32, device=self.device)
            bboxes = bboxes[None] if bboxes.ndim == 1 else bboxes
            bboxes *= r
        if masks is not None:
            masks = torch.as_tensor(masks, dtype=torch.float32, device=self.device).unsqueeze(1)

        points = (points, labels) if points is not None else None
        # Embed prompts
        sparse_embeddings, dense_embeddings = self.model.prompt_encoder(points=points, boxes=bboxes, masks=masks)

        # Predict masks
        pred_masks, pred_scores = self.model.mask_decoder(
            image_embeddings=features,
            image_pe=self.model.prompt_encoder.get_dense_pe(),
            sparse_prompt_embeddings=sparse_embeddings,
            dense_prompt_embeddings=dense_embeddings,
            multimask_output=multimask_output,
        )

        # (N, d, H, W) --> (N*d, H, W), (N, d) --> (N*d, )
        # `d` could be 1 or 3 depends on `multimask_output`.
        return pred_masks.flatten(0, 1), pred_scores.flatten(0, 1)

    def generate(
        self,
        im,
        crop_n_layers=0,
        crop_overlap_ratio=512 / 1500,
        crop_downscale_factor=1,
        point_grids=None,
        points_stride=32,
        points_batch_size=64,
        conf_thres=0.88,
        stability_score_thresh=0.95,
        stability_score_offset=0.95,
        crop_nms_thresh=0.7,
    ):
        """
        Perform image segmentation using the Segment Anything Model (SAM).

        This function segments an entire image into constituent parts by leveraging SAM's advanced architecture
        and real-time performance capabilities. It can optionally work on image crops for finer segmentation.

        Args:
            im (torch.Tensor): Input tensor representing the preprocessed image with dimensions (N, C, H, W).
            crop_n_layers (int): Specifies the number of layers for additional mask predictions on image crops.
                                 Each layer produces 2**i_layer number of image crops.
            crop_overlap_ratio (float): Determines the extent of overlap between crops. Scaled down in subsequent layers.
            crop_downscale_factor (int): Scaling factor for the number of sampled points-per-side in each layer.
            point_grids (list[np.ndarray], optional): Custom grids for point sampling normalized to [0,1].
                                                      Used in the nth crop layer.
            points_stride (int, optional): Number of points to sample along each side of the image.
                                           Exclusive with 'point_grids'.
            points_batch_size (int): Batch size for the number of points processed simultaneously.
            conf_thres (float): Confidence threshold [0,1] for filtering based on the model's mask quality prediction.
            stability_score_thresh (float): Stability threshold [0,1] for mask filtering based on mask stability.
            stability_score_offset (float): Offset value for calculating stability score.
            crop_nms_thresh (float): IoU cutoff for Non-Maximum Suppression (NMS) to remove duplicate masks between crops.

        Returns:
            (tuple): A tuple containing segmented masks, confidence scores, and bounding boxes.
        """
        self.segment_all = True
        ih, iw = im.shape[2:]
        crop_regions, layer_idxs = generate_crop_boxes((ih, iw), crop_n_layers, crop_overlap_ratio)
        if point_grids is None:
            point_grids = build_all_layer_point_grids(points_stride, crop_n_layers, crop_downscale_factor)
        pred_masks, pred_scores, pred_bboxes, region_areas = [], [], [], []
        for crop_region, layer_idx in zip(crop_regions, layer_idxs):
            x1, y1, x2, y2 = crop_region
            w, h = x2 - x1, y2 - y1
            area = torch.tensor(w * h, device=im.device)
            points_scale = np.array([[w, h]])  # w, h
            # Crop image and interpolate to input size
            crop_im = F.interpolate(im[..., y1:y2, x1:x2], (ih, iw), mode="bilinear", align_corners=False)
            # (num_points, 2)
            points_for_image = point_grids[layer_idx] * points_scale
            crop_masks, crop_scores, crop_bboxes = [], [], []
            for (points,) in batch_iterator(points_batch_size, points_for_image):
                pred_mask, pred_score = self.prompt_inference(crop_im, points=points, multimask_output=True)
                # Interpolate predicted masks to input size
                pred_mask = F.interpolate(pred_mask[None], (h, w), mode="bilinear", align_corners=False)[0]
                idx = pred_score > conf_thres
                pred_mask, pred_score = pred_mask[idx], pred_score[idx]

                stability_score = calculate_stability_score(
                    pred_mask, self.model.mask_threshold, stability_score_offset
                )
                idx = stability_score > stability_score_thresh
                pred_mask, pred_score = pred_mask[idx], pred_score[idx]
                # Bool type is much more memory-efficient.
                pred_mask = pred_mask > self.model.mask_threshold
                # (N, 4)
                pred_bbox = batched_mask_to_box(pred_mask).float()
                keep_mask = ~is_box_near_crop_edge(pred_bbox, crop_region, [0, 0, iw, ih])
                if not torch.all(keep_mask):
                    pred_bbox, pred_mask, pred_score = pred_bbox[keep_mask], pred_mask[keep_mask], pred_score[keep_mask]

                crop_masks.append(pred_mask)
                crop_bboxes.append(pred_bbox)
                crop_scores.append(pred_score)

            # Do nms within this crop
            crop_masks = torch.cat(crop_masks)
            crop_bboxes = torch.cat(crop_bboxes)
            crop_scores = torch.cat(crop_scores)
            keep = torchvision.ops.nms(crop_bboxes, crop_scores, self.args.iou)  # NMS
            crop_bboxes = uncrop_boxes_xyxy(crop_bboxes[keep], crop_region)
            crop_masks = uncrop_masks(crop_masks[keep], crop_region, ih, iw)
            crop_scores = crop_scores[keep]

            pred_masks.append(crop_masks)
            pred_bboxes.append(crop_bboxes)
            pred_scores.append(crop_scores)
            region_areas.append(area.expand(len(crop_masks)))

        pred_masks = torch.cat(pred_masks)
        pred_bboxes = torch.cat(pred_bboxes)
        pred_scores = torch.cat(pred_scores)
        region_areas = torch.cat(region_areas)

        # Remove duplicate masks between crops
        if len(crop_regions) > 1:
            scores = 1 / region_areas
            keep = torchvision.ops.nms(pred_bboxes, scores, crop_nms_thresh)
            pred_masks, pred_bboxes, pred_scores = pred_masks[keep], pred_bboxes[keep], pred_scores[keep]

        return pred_masks, pred_scores, pred_bboxes

    def setup_model(self, model, verbose=True):
        """
        Initializes the Segment Anything Model (SAM) for inference.

        This method sets up the SAM model by allocating it to the appropriate device and initializing the necessary
        parameters for image normalization and other Ultralytics compatibility settings.

        Args:
            model (torch.nn.Module): A pre-trained SAM model. If None, a model will be built based on configuration.
            verbose (bool): If True, prints selected device information.

        Attributes:
            model (torch.nn.Module): The SAM model allocated to the chosen device for inference.
            device (torch.device): The device to which the model and tensors are allocated.
            mean (torch.Tensor): The mean values for image normalization.
            std (torch.Tensor): The standard deviation values for image normalization.
        """
        device = select_device(self.args.device, verbose=verbose)
        if model is None:
            model = build_sam(self.args.model)
        model.eval()
        self.model = model.to(device)
        self.device = device
        self.mean = torch.tensor([123.675, 116.28, 103.53]).view(-1, 1, 1).to(device)
        self.std = torch.tensor([58.395, 57.12, 57.375]).view(-1, 1, 1).to(device)

        # Ultralytics compatibility settings
        self.model.pt = False
        self.model.triton = False
        self.model.stride = 32
        self.model.fp16 = False
        self.done_warmup = True

    def postprocess(self, preds, img, orig_imgs):
        """
        Post-processes SAM's inference outputs to generate object detection masks and bounding boxes.

        The method scales masks and boxes to the original image size and applies a threshold to the mask predictions. The
        SAM model uses advanced architecture and promptable segmentation tasks to achieve real-time performance.

        Args:
            preds (tuple): The output from SAM model inference, containing masks, scores, and optional bounding boxes.
            img (torch.Tensor): The processed input image tensor.
            orig_imgs (list | torch.Tensor): The original, unprocessed images.

        Returns:
            (list): List of Results objects containing detection masks, bounding boxes, and other metadata.
        """
        # (N, 1, H, W), (N, 1)
        pred_masks, pred_scores = preds[:2]
        pred_bboxes = preds[2] if self.segment_all else None
        names = dict(enumerate(str(i) for i in range(len(pred_masks))))

        if not isinstance(orig_imgs, list):  # input images are a torch.Tensor, not a list
            orig_imgs = ops.convert_torch2numpy_batch(orig_imgs)

        results = []
        for i, masks in enumerate([pred_masks]):
            orig_img = orig_imgs[i]
            if pred_bboxes is not None:
                pred_bboxes = ops.scale_boxes(img.shape[2:], pred_bboxes.float(), orig_img.shape, padding=False)
                cls = torch.arange(len(pred_masks), dtype=torch.int32, device=pred_masks.device)
                pred_bboxes = torch.cat([pred_bboxes, pred_scores[:, None], cls[:, None]], dim=-1)

            masks = ops.scale_masks(masks[None].float(), orig_img.shape[:2], padding=False)[0]
            masks = masks > self.model.mask_threshold  # to bool
            img_path = self.batch[0][i]
            results.append(Results(orig_img, path=img_path, names=names, masks=masks, boxes=pred_bboxes))
        # Reset segment-all mode.
        self.segment_all = False
        return results

    def setup_source(self, source):
        """
        Sets up the data source for inference.

        This method configures the data source from which images will be fetched for inference. The source could be a
        directory, a video file, or other types of image data sources.

        Args:
            source (str | Path): The path to the image data source for inference.
        """
        if source is not None:
            super().setup_source(source)

    def set_image(self, image):
        """
        Preprocesses and sets a single image for inference.

        This function sets up the model if not already initialized, configures the data source to the specified image,
        and preprocesses the image for feature extraction. Only one image can be set at a time.

        Args:
            image (str | np.ndarray): Image file path as a string, or a np.ndarray image read by cv2.

        Raises:
            AssertionError: If more than one image is set.
        """
        if self.model is None:
            model = build_sam(self.args.model)
            self.setup_model(model)
        self.setup_source(image)
        assert len(self.dataset) == 1, "`set_image` only supports setting one image!"
        for batch in self.dataset:
            im = self.preprocess(batch[1])
            self.features = self.model.image_encoder(im)
            self.im = im
            break

    def set_prompts(self, prompts):
        """Set prompts in advance."""
        self.prompts = prompts

    def reset_image(self):
        """Resets the image and its features to None."""
        self.im = None
        self.features = None

    @staticmethod
    def remove_small_regions(masks, min_area=0, nms_thresh=0.7):
        """
        Perform post-processing on segmentation masks generated by the Segment Anything Model (SAM). Specifically, this
        function removes small disconnected regions and holes from the input masks, and then performs Non-Maximum
        Suppression (NMS) to eliminate any newly created duplicate boxes.

        Args:
            masks (torch.Tensor): A tensor containing the masks to be processed. Shape should be (N, H, W), where N is
                                  the number of masks, H is height, and W is width.
            min_area (int): The minimum area below which disconnected regions and holes will be removed. Defaults to 0.
            nms_thresh (float): The IoU threshold for the NMS algorithm. Defaults to 0.7.

        Returns:
            (tuple([torch.Tensor, List[int]])):
                - new_masks (torch.Tensor): The processed masks with small regions removed. Shape is (N, H, W).
                - keep (List[int]): The indices of the remaining masks post-NMS, which can be used to filter the boxes.
        """
        if len(masks) == 0:
            return masks

        # Filter small disconnected regions and holes
        new_masks = []
        scores = []
        for mask in masks:
            mask = mask.cpu().numpy().astype(np.uint8)
            mask, changed = remove_small_regions(mask, min_area, mode="holes")
            unchanged = not changed
            mask, changed = remove_small_regions(mask, min_area, mode="islands")
            unchanged = unchanged and not changed

            new_masks.append(torch.as_tensor(mask).unsqueeze(0))
            # Give score=0 to changed masks and 1 to unchanged masks so NMS prefers masks not needing postprocessing
            scores.append(float(unchanged))

        # Recalculate boxes and remove any new duplicates
        new_masks = torch.cat(new_masks, dim=0)
        boxes = batched_mask_to_box(new_masks)
        keep = torchvision.ops.nms(boxes.float(), torch.as_tensor(scores), nms_thresh)

        return new_masks[keep].to(device=masks.device, dtype=masks.dtype), keep

__init__(cfg=DEFAULT_CFG, overrides=None, _callbacks=None)

Initialize the Predictor with configuration, overrides, and callbacks.

The method sets up the Predictor object and applies any configuration overrides or callbacks provided. It initializes task-specific settings for SAM, such as retina_masks being set to True for optimal results.

Parameters:

Name Type Description Default
cfg dict

Configuration dictionary.

DEFAULT_CFG
overrides dict

Dictionary of values to override default configuration.

None
_callbacks dict

Dictionary of callback functions to customize behavior.

None
Source code in ultralytics/models/sam/predict.py
def __init__(self, cfg=DEFAULT_CFG, overrides=None, _callbacks=None):
    """
    Initialize the Predictor with configuration, overrides, and callbacks.

    The method sets up the Predictor object and applies any configuration overrides or callbacks provided. It
    initializes task-specific settings for SAM, such as retina_masks being set to True for optimal results.

    Args:
        cfg (dict): Configuration dictionary.
        overrides (dict, optional): Dictionary of values to override default configuration.
        _callbacks (dict, optional): Dictionary of callback functions to customize behavior.
    """
    if overrides is None:
        overrides = {}
    overrides.update(dict(task="segment", mode="predict", imgsz=1024))
    super().__init__(cfg, overrides, _callbacks)
    self.args.retina_masks = True
    self.im = None
    self.features = None
    self.prompts = {}
    self.segment_all = False

generate(im, crop_n_layers=0, crop_overlap_ratio=512 / 1500, crop_downscale_factor=1, point_grids=None, points_stride=32, points_batch_size=64, conf_thres=0.88, stability_score_thresh=0.95, stability_score_offset=0.95, crop_nms_thresh=0.7)

Perform image segmentation using the Segment Anything Model (SAM).

This function segments an entire image into constituent parts by leveraging SAM's advanced architecture and real-time performance capabilities. It can optionally work on image crops for finer segmentation.

Parameters:

Name Type Description Default
im Tensor

Input tensor representing the preprocessed image with dimensions (N, C, H, W).

required
crop_n_layers int

Specifies the number of layers for additional mask predictions on image crops. Each layer produces 2**i_layer number of image crops.

0
crop_overlap_ratio float

Determines the extent of overlap between crops. Scaled down in subsequent layers.

512 / 1500
crop_downscale_factor int

Scaling factor for the number of sampled points-per-side in each layer.

1
point_grids list[ndarray]

Custom grids for point sampling normalized to [0,1]. Used in the nth crop layer.

None
points_stride int

Number of points to sample along each side of the image. Exclusive with 'point_grids'.

32
points_batch_size int

Batch size for the number of points processed simultaneously.

64
conf_thres float

Confidence threshold [0,1] for filtering based on the model's mask quality prediction.

0.88
stability_score_thresh float

Stability threshold [0,1] for mask filtering based on mask stability.

0.95
stability_score_offset float

Offset value for calculating stability score.

0.95
crop_nms_thresh float

IoU cutoff for Non-Maximum Suppression (NMS) to remove duplicate masks between crops.

0.7

Returns:

Type Description
tuple

A tuple containing segmented masks, confidence scores, and bounding boxes.

Source code in ultralytics/models/sam/predict.py
def generate(
    self,
    im,
    crop_n_layers=0,
    crop_overlap_ratio=512 / 1500,
    crop_downscale_factor=1,
    point_grids=None,
    points_stride=32,
    points_batch_size=64,
    conf_thres=0.88,
    stability_score_thresh=0.95,
    stability_score_offset=0.95,
    crop_nms_thresh=0.7,
):
    """
    Perform image segmentation using the Segment Anything Model (SAM).

    This function segments an entire image into constituent parts by leveraging SAM's advanced architecture
    and real-time performance capabilities. It can optionally work on image crops for finer segmentation.

    Args:
        im (torch.Tensor): Input tensor representing the preprocessed image with dimensions (N, C, H, W).
        crop_n_layers (int): Specifies the number of layers for additional mask predictions on image crops.
                             Each layer produces 2**i_layer number of image crops.
        crop_overlap_ratio (float): Determines the extent of overlap between crops. Scaled down in subsequent layers.
        crop_downscale_factor (int): Scaling factor for the number of sampled points-per-side in each layer.
        point_grids (list[np.ndarray], optional): Custom grids for point sampling normalized to [0,1].
                                                  Used in the nth crop layer.
        points_stride (int, optional): Number of points to sample along each side of the image.
                                       Exclusive with 'point_grids'.
        points_batch_size (int): Batch size for the number of points processed simultaneously.
        conf_thres (float): Confidence threshold [0,1] for filtering based on the model's mask quality prediction.
        stability_score_thresh (float): Stability threshold [0,1] for mask filtering based on mask stability.
        stability_score_offset (float): Offset value for calculating stability score.
        crop_nms_thresh (float): IoU cutoff for Non-Maximum Suppression (NMS) to remove duplicate masks between crops.

    Returns:
        (tuple): A tuple containing segmented masks, confidence scores, and bounding boxes.
    """
    self.segment_all = True
    ih, iw = im.shape[2:]
    crop_regions, layer_idxs = generate_crop_boxes((ih, iw), crop_n_layers, crop_overlap_ratio)
    if point_grids is None:
        point_grids = build_all_layer_point_grids(points_stride, crop_n_layers, crop_downscale_factor)
    pred_masks, pred_scores, pred_bboxes, region_areas = [], [], [], []
    for crop_region, layer_idx in zip(crop_regions, layer_idxs):
        x1, y1, x2, y2 = crop_region
        w, h = x2 - x1, y2 - y1
        area = torch.tensor(w * h, device=im.device)
        points_scale = np.array([[w, h]])  # w, h
        # Crop image and interpolate to input size
        crop_im = F.interpolate(im[..., y1:y2, x1:x2], (ih, iw), mode="bilinear", align_corners=False)
        # (num_points, 2)
        points_for_image = point_grids[layer_idx] * points_scale
        crop_masks, crop_scores, crop_bboxes = [], [], []
        for (points,) in batch_iterator(points_batch_size, points_for_image):
            pred_mask, pred_score = self.prompt_inference(crop_im, points=points, multimask_output=True)
            # Interpolate predicted masks to input size
            pred_mask = F.interpolate(pred_mask[None], (h, w), mode="bilinear", align_corners=False)[0]
            idx = pred_score > conf_thres
            pred_mask, pred_score = pred_mask[idx], pred_score[idx]

            stability_score = calculate_stability_score(
                pred_mask, self.model.mask_threshold, stability_score_offset
            )
            idx = stability_score > stability_score_thresh
            pred_mask, pred_score = pred_mask[idx], pred_score[idx]
            # Bool type is much more memory-efficient.
            pred_mask = pred_mask > self.model.mask_threshold
            # (N, 4)
            pred_bbox = batched_mask_to_box(pred_mask).float()
            keep_mask = ~is_box_near_crop_edge(pred_bbox, crop_region, [0, 0, iw, ih])
            if not torch.all(keep_mask):
                pred_bbox, pred_mask, pred_score = pred_bbox[keep_mask], pred_mask[keep_mask], pred_score[keep_mask]

            crop_masks.append(pred_mask)
            crop_bboxes.append(pred_bbox)
            crop_scores.append(pred_score)

        # Do nms within this crop
        crop_masks = torch.cat(crop_masks)
        crop_bboxes = torch.cat(crop_bboxes)
        crop_scores = torch.cat(crop_scores)
        keep = torchvision.ops.nms(crop_bboxes, crop_scores, self.args.iou)  # NMS
        crop_bboxes = uncrop_boxes_xyxy(crop_bboxes[keep], crop_region)
        crop_masks = uncrop_masks(crop_masks[keep], crop_region, ih, iw)
        crop_scores = crop_scores[keep]

        pred_masks.append(crop_masks)
        pred_bboxes.append(crop_bboxes)
        pred_scores.append(crop_scores)
        region_areas.append(area.expand(len(crop_masks)))

    pred_masks = torch.cat(pred_masks)
    pred_bboxes = torch.cat(pred_bboxes)
    pred_scores = torch.cat(pred_scores)
    region_areas = torch.cat(region_areas)

    # Remove duplicate masks between crops
    if len(crop_regions) > 1:
        scores = 1 / region_areas
        keep = torchvision.ops.nms(pred_bboxes, scores, crop_nms_thresh)
        pred_masks, pred_bboxes, pred_scores = pred_masks[keep], pred_bboxes[keep], pred_scores[keep]

    return pred_masks, pred_scores, pred_bboxes

inference(im, bboxes=None, points=None, labels=None, masks=None, multimask_output=False, *args, **kwargs)

Perform image segmentation inference based on the given input cues, using the currently loaded image. This method leverages SAM's (Segment Anything Model) architecture consisting of image encoder, prompt encoder, and mask decoder for real-time and promptable segmentation tasks.

Parameters:

Name Type Description Default
im Tensor

The preprocessed input image in tensor format, with shape (N, C, H, W).

required
bboxes ndarray | List

Bounding boxes with shape (N, 4), in XYXY format.

None
points ndarray | List

Points indicating object locations with shape (N, 2), in pixel coordinates.

None
labels ndarray | List

Labels for point prompts, shape (N, ). 1 for foreground and 0 for background.

None
masks ndarray

Low-resolution masks from previous predictions. Shape should be (N, H, W). For SAM, H=W=256.

None
multimask_output bool

Flag to return multiple masks. Helpful for ambiguous prompts. Defaults to False.

False

Returns:

Type Description
tuple

Contains the following three elements. - np.ndarray: The output masks in shape CxHxW, where C is the number of generated masks. - np.ndarray: An array of length C containing quality scores predicted by the model for each mask. - np.ndarray: Low-resolution logits of shape CxHxW for subsequent inference, where H=W=256.

Source code in ultralytics/models/sam/predict.py
def inference(self, im, bboxes=None, points=None, labels=None, masks=None, multimask_output=False, *args, **kwargs):
    """
    Perform image segmentation inference based on the given input cues, using the currently loaded image. This
    method leverages SAM's (Segment Anything Model) architecture consisting of image encoder, prompt encoder, and
    mask decoder for real-time and promptable segmentation tasks.

    Args:
        im (torch.Tensor): The preprocessed input image in tensor format, with shape (N, C, H, W).
        bboxes (np.ndarray | List, optional): Bounding boxes with shape (N, 4), in XYXY format.
        points (np.ndarray | List, optional): Points indicating object locations with shape (N, 2), in pixel coordinates.
        labels (np.ndarray | List, optional): Labels for point prompts, shape (N, ). 1 for foreground and 0 for background.
        masks (np.ndarray, optional): Low-resolution masks from previous predictions. Shape should be (N, H, W). For SAM, H=W=256.
        multimask_output (bool, optional): Flag to return multiple masks. Helpful for ambiguous prompts. Defaults to False.

    Returns:
        (tuple): Contains the following three elements.
            - np.ndarray: The output masks in shape CxHxW, where C is the number of generated masks.
            - np.ndarray: An array of length C containing quality scores predicted by the model for each mask.
            - np.ndarray: Low-resolution logits of shape CxHxW for subsequent inference, where H=W=256.
    """
    # Override prompts if any stored in self.prompts
    bboxes = self.prompts.pop("bboxes", bboxes)
    points = self.prompts.pop("points", points)
    masks = self.prompts.pop("masks", masks)

    if all(i is None for i in [bboxes, points, masks]):
        return self.generate(im, *args, **kwargs)

    return self.prompt_inference(im, bboxes, points, labels, masks, multimask_output)

postprocess(preds, img, orig_imgs)

Post-processes SAM's inference outputs to generate object detection masks and bounding boxes.

The method scales masks and boxes to the original image size and applies a threshold to the mask predictions. The SAM model uses advanced architecture and promptable segmentation tasks to achieve real-time performance.

Parameters:

Name Type Description Default
preds tuple

The output from SAM model inference, containing masks, scores, and optional bounding boxes.

required
img Tensor

The processed input image tensor.

required
orig_imgs list | Tensor

The original, unprocessed images.

required

Returns:

Type Description
list

List of Results objects containing detection masks, bounding boxes, and other metadata.

Source code in ultralytics/models/sam/predict.py
def postprocess(self, preds, img, orig_imgs):
    """
    Post-processes SAM's inference outputs to generate object detection masks and bounding boxes.

    The method scales masks and boxes to the original image size and applies a threshold to the mask predictions. The
    SAM model uses advanced architecture and promptable segmentation tasks to achieve real-time performance.

    Args:
        preds (tuple): The output from SAM model inference, containing masks, scores, and optional bounding boxes.
        img (torch.Tensor): The processed input image tensor.
        orig_imgs (list | torch.Tensor): The original, unprocessed images.

    Returns:
        (list): List of Results objects containing detection masks, bounding boxes, and other metadata.
    """
    # (N, 1, H, W), (N, 1)
    pred_masks, pred_scores = preds[:2]
    pred_bboxes = preds[2] if self.segment_all else None
    names = dict(enumerate(str(i) for i in range(len(pred_masks))))

    if not isinstance(orig_imgs, list):  # input images are a torch.Tensor, not a list
        orig_imgs = ops.convert_torch2numpy_batch(orig_imgs)

    results = []
    for i, masks in enumerate([pred_masks]):
        orig_img = orig_imgs[i]
        if pred_bboxes is not None:
            pred_bboxes = ops.scale_boxes(img.shape[2:], pred_bboxes.float(), orig_img.shape, padding=False)
            cls = torch.arange(len(pred_masks), dtype=torch.int32, device=pred_masks.device)
            pred_bboxes = torch.cat([pred_bboxes, pred_scores[:, None], cls[:, None]], dim=-1)

        masks = ops.scale_masks(masks[None].float(), orig_img.shape[:2], padding=False)[0]
        masks = masks > self.model.mask_threshold  # to bool
        img_path = self.batch[0][i]
        results.append(Results(orig_img, path=img_path, names=names, masks=masks, boxes=pred_bboxes))
    # Reset segment-all mode.
    self.segment_all = False
    return results

pre_transform(im)

Perform initial transformations on the input image for preprocessing.

The method applies transformations such as resizing to prepare the image for further preprocessing. Currently, batched inference is not supported; hence the list length should be 1.

Parameters:

Name Type Description Default
im List[ndarray]

List containing images in HWC numpy array format.

required

Returns:

Type Description
List[ndarray]

List of transformed images.

Source code in ultralytics/models/sam/predict.py
def pre_transform(self, im):
    """
    Perform initial transformations on the input image for preprocessing.

    The method applies transformations such as resizing to prepare the image for further preprocessing.
    Currently, batched inference is not supported; hence the list length should be 1.

    Args:
        im (List[np.ndarray]): List containing images in HWC numpy array format.

    Returns:
        (List[np.ndarray]): List of transformed images.
    """
    assert len(im) == 1, "SAM model does not currently support batched inference"
    letterbox = LetterBox(self.args.imgsz, auto=False, center=False)
    return [letterbox(image=x) for x in im]

preprocess(im)

Preprocess the input image for model inference.

The method prepares the input image by applying transformations and normalization. It supports both torch.Tensor and list of np.ndarray as input formats.

Parameters:

Name Type Description Default
im Tensor | List[ndarray]

BCHW tensor format or list of HWC numpy arrays.

required

Returns:

Type Description
Tensor

The preprocessed image tensor.

Source code in ultralytics/models/sam/predict.py
def preprocess(self, im):
    """
    Preprocess the input image for model inference.

    The method prepares the input image by applying transformations and normalization.
    It supports both torch.Tensor and list of np.ndarray as input formats.

    Args:
        im (torch.Tensor | List[np.ndarray]): BCHW tensor format or list of HWC numpy arrays.

    Returns:
        (torch.Tensor): The preprocessed image tensor.
    """
    if self.im is not None:
        return self.im
    not_tensor = not isinstance(im, torch.Tensor)
    if not_tensor:
        im = np.stack(self.pre_transform(im))
        im = im[..., ::-1].transpose((0, 3, 1, 2))
        im = np.ascontiguousarray(im)
        im = torch.from_numpy(im)

    im = im.to(self.device)
    im = im.half() if self.model.fp16 else im.float()
    if not_tensor:
        im = (im - self.mean) / self.std
    return im

prompt_inference(im, bboxes=None, points=None, labels=None, masks=None, multimask_output=False)

Internal function for image segmentation inference based on cues like bounding boxes, points, and masks. Leverages SAM's specialized architecture for prompt-based, real-time segmentation.

Parameters:

Name Type Description Default
im Tensor

The preprocessed input image in tensor format, with shape (N, C, H, W).

required
bboxes ndarray | List

Bounding boxes with shape (N, 4), in XYXY format.

None
points ndarray | List

Points indicating object locations with shape (N, 2), in pixel coordinates.

None
labels ndarray | List

Labels for point prompts, shape (N, ). 1 for foreground and 0 for background.

None
masks ndarray

Low-resolution masks from previous predictions. Shape should be (N, H, W). For SAM, H=W=256.

None
multimask_output bool

Flag to return multiple masks. Helpful for ambiguous prompts. Defaults to False.

False

Returns:

Type Description
tuple

Contains the following three elements. - np.ndarray: The output masks in shape CxHxW, where C is the number of generated masks. - np.ndarray: An array of length C containing quality scores predicted by the model for each mask. - np.ndarray: Low-resolution logits of shape CxHxW for subsequent inference, where H=W=256.

Source code in ultralytics/models/sam/predict.py
def prompt_inference(self, im, bboxes=None, points=None, labels=None, masks=None, multimask_output=False):
    """
    Internal function for image segmentation inference based on cues like bounding boxes, points, and masks.
    Leverages SAM's specialized architecture for prompt-based, real-time segmentation.

    Args:
        im (torch.Tensor): The preprocessed input image in tensor format, with shape (N, C, H, W).
        bboxes (np.ndarray | List, optional): Bounding boxes with shape (N, 4), in XYXY format.
        points (np.ndarray | List, optional): Points indicating object locations with shape (N, 2), in pixel coordinates.
        labels (np.ndarray | List, optional): Labels for point prompts, shape (N, ). 1 for foreground and 0 for background.
        masks (np.ndarray, optional): Low-resolution masks from previous predictions. Shape should be (N, H, W). For SAM, H=W=256.
        multimask_output (bool, optional): Flag to return multiple masks. Helpful for ambiguous prompts. Defaults to False.

    Returns:
        (tuple): Contains the following three elements.
            - np.ndarray: The output masks in shape CxHxW, where C is the number of generated masks.
            - np.ndarray: An array of length C containing quality scores predicted by the model for each mask.
            - np.ndarray: Low-resolution logits of shape CxHxW for subsequent inference, where H=W=256.
    """
    features = self.model.image_encoder(im) if self.features is None else self.features

    src_shape, dst_shape = self.batch[1][0].shape[:2], im.shape[2:]
    r = 1.0 if self.segment_all else min(dst_shape[0] / src_shape[0], dst_shape[1] / src_shape[1])
    # Transform input prompts
    if points is not None:
        points = torch.as_tensor(points, dtype=torch.float32, device=self.device)
        points = points[None] if points.ndim == 1 else points
        # Assuming labels are all positive if users don't pass labels.
        if labels is None:
            labels = np.ones(points.shape[0])
        labels = torch.as_tensor(labels, dtype=torch.int32, device=self.device)
        points *= r
        # (N, 2) --> (N, 1, 2), (N, ) --> (N, 1)
        points, labels = points[:, None, :], labels[:, None]
    if bboxes is not None:
        bboxes = torch.as_tensor(bboxes, dtype=torch.float32, device=self.device)
        bboxes = bboxes[None] if bboxes.ndim == 1 else bboxes
        bboxes *= r
    if masks is not None:
        masks = torch.as_tensor(masks, dtype=torch.float32, device=self.device).unsqueeze(1)

    points = (points, labels) if points is not None else None
    # Embed prompts
    sparse_embeddings, dense_embeddings = self.model.prompt_encoder(points=points, boxes=bboxes, masks=masks)

    # Predict masks
    pred_masks, pred_scores = self.model.mask_decoder(
        image_embeddings=features,
        image_pe=self.model.prompt_encoder.get_dense_pe(),
        sparse_prompt_embeddings=sparse_embeddings,
        dense_prompt_embeddings=dense_embeddings,
        multimask_output=multimask_output,
    )

    # (N, d, H, W) --> (N*d, H, W), (N, d) --> (N*d, )
    # `d` could be 1 or 3 depends on `multimask_output`.
    return pred_masks.flatten(0, 1), pred_scores.flatten(0, 1)

remove_small_regions(masks, min_area=0, nms_thresh=0.7) staticmethod

Perform post-processing on segmentation masks generated by the Segment Anything Model (SAM). Specifically, this function removes small disconnected regions and holes from the input masks, and then performs Non-Maximum Suppression (NMS) to eliminate any newly created duplicate boxes.

Parameters:

Name Type Description Default
masks Tensor

A tensor containing the masks to be processed. Shape should be (N, H, W), where N is the number of masks, H is height, and W is width.

required
min_area int

The minimum area below which disconnected regions and holes will be removed. Defaults to 0.

0
nms_thresh float

The IoU threshold for the NMS algorithm. Defaults to 0.7.

0.7

Returns:

Type Description
tuple([Tensor, List[int]])
  • new_masks (torch.Tensor): The processed masks with small regions removed. Shape is (N, H, W).
  • keep (List[int]): The indices of the remaining masks post-NMS, which can be used to filter the boxes.
Source code in ultralytics/models/sam/predict.py
@staticmethod
def remove_small_regions(masks, min_area=0, nms_thresh=0.7):
    """
    Perform post-processing on segmentation masks generated by the Segment Anything Model (SAM). Specifically, this
    function removes small disconnected regions and holes from the input masks, and then performs Non-Maximum
    Suppression (NMS) to eliminate any newly created duplicate boxes.

    Args:
        masks (torch.Tensor): A tensor containing the masks to be processed. Shape should be (N, H, W), where N is
                              the number of masks, H is height, and W is width.
        min_area (int): The minimum area below which disconnected regions and holes will be removed. Defaults to 0.
        nms_thresh (float): The IoU threshold for the NMS algorithm. Defaults to 0.7.

    Returns:
        (tuple([torch.Tensor, List[int]])):
            - new_masks (torch.Tensor): The processed masks with small regions removed. Shape is (N, H, W).
            - keep (List[int]): The indices of the remaining masks post-NMS, which can be used to filter the boxes.
    """
    if len(masks) == 0:
        return masks

    # Filter small disconnected regions and holes
    new_masks = []
    scores = []
    for mask in masks:
        mask = mask.cpu().numpy().astype(np.uint8)
        mask, changed = remove_small_regions(mask, min_area, mode="holes")
        unchanged = not changed
        mask, changed = remove_small_regions(mask, min_area, mode="islands")
        unchanged = unchanged and not changed

        new_masks.append(torch.as_tensor(mask).unsqueeze(0))
        # Give score=0 to changed masks and 1 to unchanged masks so NMS prefers masks not needing postprocessing
        scores.append(float(unchanged))

    # Recalculate boxes and remove any new duplicates
    new_masks = torch.cat(new_masks, dim=0)
    boxes = batched_mask_to_box(new_masks)
    keep = torchvision.ops.nms(boxes.float(), torch.as_tensor(scores), nms_thresh)

    return new_masks[keep].to(device=masks.device, dtype=masks.dtype), keep

reset_image()

Resets the image and its features to None.

Source code in ultralytics/models/sam/predict.py
def reset_image(self):
    """Resets the image and its features to None."""
    self.im = None
    self.features = None

set_image(image)

Preprocesses and sets a single image for inference.

This function sets up the model if not already initialized, configures the data source to the specified image, and preprocesses the image for feature extraction. Only one image can be set at a time.

Parameters:

Name Type Description Default
image str | ndarray

Image file path as a string, or a np.ndarray image read by cv2.

required

Raises:

Type Description
AssertionError

If more than one image is set.

Source code in ultralytics/models/sam/predict.py
def set_image(self, image):
    """
    Preprocesses and sets a single image for inference.

    This function sets up the model if not already initialized, configures the data source to the specified image,
    and preprocesses the image for feature extraction. Only one image can be set at a time.

    Args:
        image (str | np.ndarray): Image file path as a string, or a np.ndarray image read by cv2.

    Raises:
        AssertionError: If more than one image is set.
    """
    if self.model is None:
        model = build_sam(self.args.model)
        self.setup_model(model)
    self.setup_source(image)
    assert len(self.dataset) == 1, "`set_image` only supports setting one image!"
    for batch in self.dataset:
        im = self.preprocess(batch[1])
        self.features = self.model.image_encoder(im)
        self.im = im
        break

set_prompts(prompts)

Set prompts in advance.

Source code in ultralytics/models/sam/predict.py
def set_prompts(self, prompts):
    """Set prompts in advance."""
    self.prompts = prompts

setup_model(model, verbose=True)

Initializes the Segment Anything Model (SAM) for inference.

This method sets up the SAM model by allocating it to the appropriate device and initializing the necessary parameters for image normalization and other Ultralytics compatibility settings.

Parameters:

Name Type Description Default
model Module

A pre-trained SAM model. If None, a model will be built based on configuration.

required
verbose bool

If True, prints selected device information.

True

Attributes:

Name Type Description
model Module

The SAM model allocated to the chosen device for inference.

device device

The device to which the model and tensors are allocated.

mean Tensor

The mean values for image normalization.

std Tensor

The standard deviation values for image normalization.

Source code in ultralytics/models/sam/predict.py
def setup_model(self, model, verbose=True):
    """
    Initializes the Segment Anything Model (SAM) for inference.

    This method sets up the SAM model by allocating it to the appropriate device and initializing the necessary
    parameters for image normalization and other Ultralytics compatibility settings.

    Args:
        model (torch.nn.Module): A pre-trained SAM model. If None, a model will be built based on configuration.
        verbose (bool): If True, prints selected device information.

    Attributes:
        model (torch.nn.Module): The SAM model allocated to the chosen device for inference.
        device (torch.device): The device to which the model and tensors are allocated.
        mean (torch.Tensor): The mean values for image normalization.
        std (torch.Tensor): The standard deviation values for image normalization.
    """
    device = select_device(self.args.device, verbose=verbose)
    if model is None:
        model = build_sam(self.args.model)
    model.eval()
    self.model = model.to(device)
    self.device = device
    self.mean = torch.tensor([123.675, 116.28, 103.53]).view(-1, 1, 1).to(device)
    self.std = torch.tensor([58.395, 57.12, 57.375]).view(-1, 1, 1).to(device)

    # Ultralytics compatibility settings
    self.model.pt = False
    self.model.triton = False
    self.model.stride = 32
    self.model.fp16 = False
    self.done_warmup = True

setup_source(source)

Sets up the data source for inference.

This method configures the data source from which images will be fetched for inference. The source could be a directory, a video file, or other types of image data sources.

Parameters:

Name Type Description Default
source str | Path

The path to the image data source for inference.

required
Source code in ultralytics/models/sam/predict.py
def setup_source(self, source):
    """
    Sets up the data source for inference.

    This method configures the data source from which images will be fetched for inference. The source could be a
    directory, a video file, or other types of image data sources.

    Args:
        source (str | Path): The path to the image data source for inference.
    """
    if source is not None:
        super().setup_source(source)





Created 2023-11-12, Updated 2023-11-25
Authors: glenn-jocher (3)