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This conversion is only available on an Enterprise plan.

How To Convert COCO JSON to YOLOv8 PyTorch TXT

If your labeling tool exported annotations in the

COCO

format, but you’re trying to use a

model that needs

YOLOv8

annotations, we’ve got you covered. You can convert data between these formats for free in 3 clicks with Roboflow.

Step 1: Create a free Roboflow public workspace

Roboflow is the universal conversion tool for computer vision annotation formats. The Public plan is the best way for those exploring personal projects, class assignments, and other experiments to try Roboflow. To convert your dataset, start by creating a free workspace on the Public plan.

Step 2: Upload your data into Roboflow

Once your account has been created, click Create New Project.

Upload your data to Roboflow by dragging and dropping your
COCO JSON
images and annotations into the upload space.

To learn how to create COCO JSON yourself from scratch, see our CVAT (object detection annotation tool) tutorial.

Step 3: Generate Dataset Version

Next, click "Generate New Version" to generate a new version of your dataset:

You can then apply any preprocessing or augmentation steps to your dataset:

Step 4: Export Dataset Version

After generating, you will be prompted to Export your dataset. You can choose to receive your dataset as a .zip file or a curl download link. Choose

YOLOv8 PyTorch TXT

when asked in what format you want to export your data. You will see a dropdown with various options like this:

Congratulations, you have successfully converted your dataset from

COCO JSON

format to

YOLOv8 PyTorch TXT

format!

Summary

Want to dive deeper into converting annotation formats with Roboflow? In the tutorial below, we explore how to convert your data in the Roboflow dashboard. We also discuss rejecting annotations
and train-test-validation splits.

Next Steps

Ready to use your new

YOLOv8

dataset? Great!

Next, try our YOLO v8 tutorial to train and deploy a custom YOLOv8 model.

Here are some compatible models:

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it free to convert
COCO JSON
to
YOLOv8 PyTorch TXT
?


Yes! It is free to convert

COCO JSON

data into the

YOLOv8 PyTorch TXT

format on the Roboflow platform.

How long does it take to convert
COCO JSON
data to
YOLOv8 PyTorch TXT
?


If you have between a few and a few thousand images, converting data between these formats will be quick. But, the time it takes to convert between data formats increases with the more images you have.

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