Local data

Your data is uploaded to, and securely stored in the Files section of Index where it is organized into folders and sub-folders. Importing your data into Encord is a multi-step process:

  1. Create a folder to store your data in Encord.
  2. Upload your data to the folder.

Step 1: Create a folder

  1. Navigate to Files section of Index in the Encord platform.
  2. Click + New folder.
    A dialog to create a new folder appears.
  1. Give the folder a meaningful name and description.
  2. Click Create to create the folder.
    The folder is listed in Files.

Step 2: Upload your data to the folder



We recommend uploading smaller batches of data: limit uploads to 100 videos and up to 1000 images at a time. Familiarize yourself with our limits and best practices for data import before uploading data to Encord.

  1. Navigate to Files under the Index heading in the Encord platform.
  2. Click the +Upload files button



You can also right-click a folder to add data.

  1. Select a folder to upload your files to. You can click +New folder to create a new folder.
  2. Select the type of data you want to add.
  • A - Upload: Drag and drop local images and / or videos. Click Upload to finish.
  • B - Batch images as: Create an image group or image sequence from local images. Click Upload and batch images to finish.
  • C - DICOM: Create a DICOM series from local DICOM files. Click Upload to finish.



Encord requires the following tags on DICOM images to import the images:

  • Rows
  • Columns
  • StudyInstanceUID
  • SeriesInstanceUID
  • SOPInstanceUID
  • PatientID

The following DICOM tags are required to render DICOM images in 3D:

  • ImagePositionPatient
  • ImageOrientationPatient
  • SliceThickness
  • PixelSpacing