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Exporting photos, thumbnails and meta-data for issues

Exporting photos and meta-data for issues exported to PDF.

PDF printouts are still widely used in construction for a variety of reasons. For example, PDF issues lists are handed out on site for issue progression and resolution, and are also needed for reporting and compliance. However, the thumbnail photos used in the reports, and the accompanying metadata, are not always of sufficient quality and are not always as helpful as they could be.

Instead of using thumbnails, you can choose to upload four higher resolution photos instead, along with their accompanying metadata. The latter gives you the ability to audit issues as they progress. See also Download an Issues Report for your project.

Photo resolution

Each of the four photos you choose to export:

  • will be high-resolution
  • have a width of 240 pixels,
  • will maintain the aspect ratio for height
  • are optimized for PDF down- and upload.

If you want to export more than four photos per issue, these can only be exported as thumbnails of 120 pixels.

Photo metadata

This includes the: 

  • associated issue status
  • details of the user/organization uploading the photo 
  • timestamp of the upload.

The examples below show the difference between the thumbnail and high-resolution photos.

Examples of the thumbnail photos.
Examples of the high resolution photos.

Exporting and messaging

To make it easier to find files, you can enter a custom file name in the File Name field when exporting an issue via the Export options window.

When you run an export, you can choose between All thumbnails or High-resolution.

The Export options for issues.

If you’re making large numbers of exports, you’ll see messages with updates about progress and export times.

An example of an export in progress message.

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