Which images should I tag?

You’ve opted to process, tag and upload images in-house and your photographer has handed you a drive full of files in different formats – but which ones should you tag? You have a few different options: 1. JPGS already resized for uploading to Image Approvals: If your photographer has kindly provided you with JPGS that […]

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User Guide: how to upload your images to the platform

If you haven’t already resized and tagged your images, check out this short guide on how to do just that as this will need to be done first. If you are a photographer and are just uploading images to the platform for the production to tag later, then skip past the tagging step and just […]

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How to rename images in bulk

If you are a publicist or producer and your unit photographer has sent you images that don’t follow our recommended naming guidelines, you can quickly and easily do this for yourself in the following way. Step 1 – Download Adobe Bridge Adobe Bridge is a FREE photo management software tool and if you ever need […]

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How to add, remove and edit actor tags

Editing multiple tags at a time If you have an admin or photographer account and you’ve made a typo, or need to change tags in bulk, follow these simple steps. If you have a front-end only account, then skip to here. Log in to https://api.imageapprovals.com/ Navigate to the production you need to alter your tags […]

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How do I add a new actor?

If you are a power user you may need to create actor accounts yourself. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to create actor accounts and link them to a production. You can create new actor accounts either before or after creating a production and uploading images. Log on to the admin portal at https://api.imageapprovals.com/ […]

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How do I add a new production?

To manage a new production via Image Approvals, contact us to increase your production limit. If you have already done this and have permission to add more productions, login to the admin side of the platform at api.imageapprovals.com Click Productions on the menu on the left Click the green + Create New Production button on […]

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How do I change an actor’s kill percentage?

Log into the admin area of Image Approvals at api.imageapprovals.com and select production from the menu on the left. Click edit on the production you would like to amend actor kill rates for. Scroll down. Next to each actor currently attached to the production you will see some drop-down boxes: Kill Mechanism, S% and G%. […]

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How do I add/change the featured image for a production?

What is a featured image? A featured image is the image all users will see when they log into the front end of the platform at app.imageapprovals.com. Adding a featured image: Log into the admin panel at api.imageapprovals.com Select productions from the menu on the left. Click Edit by the production you wish to add […]

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How to quickly convert RAW files to JPGS

If you haven’t already, download your free version of Adobe Bridge – you will need this in order to convert your images using the method below. (See why you should use the perfect duo of Image Approvals and Bridge here.) Quick guide for the pros: Open Bridge > Select your RAW files > Right click […]

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Adobe Bridge: creating contact sheets

Just want to create contact sheets of approvals, kills or selects? No worries! You can do this easily in Image Approvals. Check out this article to learn how to instantly generate contact sheets and spreadsheet reports with a single click directly via our platform. What if I need more complex/customisable contact sheets? If you haven’t […]

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How do I create contact sheets in Image Approvals?

Image Approvals lets you generate contact sheets to share with stakeholders. Contact sheets not only allow you to share thumbnails of images but also the kill status of those images which reduces the risk of unapproved images being used. To generate a contact sheet, simply go to app.imageapprovals.com and log in. Select the production you […]

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File naming and Folder Structures

Having proper file naming and folder structures in place makes it easy to find images, see key information at a glance and ensure you do not lose images. Everyone has their own way of working and this is just our recommendation for maintaining a tidy and practical workflow and ensuring your images can be uploaded […]

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Adobe Bridge: Star Ratings and Labels

If you haven’t already, download your free version of Adobe Bridge and see why you should use the perfect duo of Image Approvals and Bridge here. Star ratings and labels are a great way to easily identify individual images within a group. For instance, you might have 1,000 photos and want to mark some as Behind the Scenes, some […]

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Adobe Bridge User Guide

Adobe Bridge is the perfect partner software to Image Approvals and you can now download it for FREE direct from Adobe. Check out the links below to see our handy tips and guides on simplifying and speeding up your workflow! Top tips for publicists: How to categorise and find images quickly with the star and […]

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Why I should use Image Approvals + Adobe Bridge

We want Image Approvals to be the easiest and most cost-effective way for productions to do one thing: manage talent approvals. To do this, we have purposefully restricted the number of features our platform has so that actors and publicists can fly through approvals at a cost producers love. BUUUUUUT….. Have you heard about Adobe […]

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Getting Started: Actors

Welcome to Image Approvals! If you have an actor account, this handy little guide will show you through the main features you may wish to use. 1- LOGGING IN: To log in, visit app.imageapprovals.com and type in your username and password. If you are having problems logging in, click here. ______________________________________________________________________________ 2 – VIEWING YOUR […]

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