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Annotate Use Cases

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Annotate images

When annotating images, you create a new invisible layer on any image. This layer contains your annotations without destroying the original. To annotate an image: Paste (Ctrl+V), Drag & Drop an image from disk or web browser or select an image in the Browse tab

Use this to:

  • Give and get feedback on photographs
  • Annotate and share images in the classroom
  • Keyword people and subjects in photographs

Annotate screenshots

Annotate allows you to draw directly on your screen. The result is a JPEG file containing all your annotations your annotations. To annotate a screenshot: Press Ctrl+Alt+PrintScreen and start drawing rectangles over your screen. Press "Done" and share the image.

Use this to:

  • Describe problems with webpage design
  • Describe problems with translations
  • Describe bugs during quality assurance


Collaborate & Discuss

Share annotated images via email or network drives directly from the program. Your team has Annotate installed and can discuss image material within the image itself. You don't lose any comments while the image is being shared - comments are stored within the image directly. To share an image via email, go to Export tab, select the email icon and press "Send...". To share an image via connected network drive, just open the image from the shared drive, do your annotations and save it back by pressing Ctrl+S.

Use this to:

  • Discuss drawings among your team and customers
  • Discuss image material for the next marketing campaign
  • Discuss retouching needs with another party
  • Teach and show image changes, evaluate homework in a classroom

Upload to Nikonians galleries

You can share your images and annotations with users that might not have Annotate, by simply uploading them to the Nikonians galleries from the program directly. To upload an image after you have annotated it, go to Export tab, click the Nikonians logo and press “Upload drawn jpeg…” button.

Use this to:

  • Share your critique on images
  • Show what’s in your gear bag
  • Show how to use certain equipment
  • Show and describe the items you have up for sale
  • Quickly upload images from your daily photo session


Place location-bound keywords on images

Annotations can contain keywords such as names of people and places, or anything related to a dictionary used by your business. Annotate detects proper nouns and possible keywords automatically. All you have to do is to enter a name of the person or object in the photograph. Place names like “University of Boston” are recognized automatically based on casing.

Use this to:

  • Tag faces in your images (just like Facebook)
  • Tag locations and enter descriptions
  • Identify evidence on images from a crime scene/insurance claim

Quickly find your notes in images

You can quickly find any of the notes you have placed on your images. To search for annotations, go to Browse tab and enter the words you would like to search for in the search box.

Use this to:

  • Find the image feedback given through earlier critique
  • Find which images were used in a specific marketing campaign
  • Find the image depicting the faults that were reported by your field engineers
  • See images related to an earlier insurance claim
  • Find screenshots containing software specifications for a given feature
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