Captions

Captioning images before they go to distributors is important in order to ensure outlets display image descriptions, credits and copyright notices exactly how you want them. If you’d like to add captions to your images, this is a service that Image Approvals can offer, either by captioning the images themselves, or providing a caption sheet. […]

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File Naming and Folder Structure Protocols

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. We HIGHLY recommend forwarding this PDF to your photographers at the start of production and making sure they adhere to these specifications. In case your photographer has […]

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How to share your selects

If you want to learn how to make selects from the approved stills, check out this article first. If you’ve made your selects and want to share them with others, here are four ways you can do so: 1 – Selects are global Only Production Accounts holders may mark or unmark images as a select. […]

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How to track actor progress

There are two main ways to track an actor’s progress through their approvals: Seeing who you are ‘waiting for’ Navigate to the page that displays your folders of images. Beneath each folder name you’ll see a list of actors who have completed their approvals for that day and those you are waiting for. Eye icons […]

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How to mark selects from cast approved images

Though you can mark your selects in parallel to the cast going through their approvals, it is understandable that you might want to wait until you know which images they have approved before doing so. This is a quick guide to show you how to view just the images that are approved and how to […]

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Using FileZilla Pro to Access an Amazon S3 Bucket (FTP)

Using FileZilla Pro to access a project is easy! Simply download FileZilla Pro here and input the registration key we have provided to you. In order to connect to a project folder, follow these simple steps: Uploading:When you have connected to the bucket, you’ll see folders for your images. Simply drag and drop your stills […]

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I can’t log in

You can log into your Image Approvals account by visiting app.imageapprovals.com and using the credentials provided to you in your Welcome Pack. If your username and password are not working, firstly, please ensure that if you are copying and pasting the password from your Welcome Pack that there are no spaces before or after it. […]

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What are .XMP files?

.XMP files (extensible metadata platform) are an industry-standard format for holding additional data about your files. This can include things like edits which have been applied to the raw file or metadata information such as captions and star ratings. If you or your photographer have done any editing to the image’s raw file, or added any […]

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How to rename images in bulk using Bulk Rename Utility.

If you are already familiar with Adobe Bridge or Lightroom, then you can use either of these to rename your files and this guide will let you know how. Bridge and Lightroom are great for simple naming adjustments and allow you to see the images you are renaming, and automatically apply any new names for […]

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How to rename images in bulk (Adobe Bridge)

This walkthrough shows you how to rename images in bulk using Adobe Bridge software. It is especially useful to rename RAW files using Bridge when you have .XMP files in your RAW folder as Bridge will automatically apply changes to both files. This is important as if you change the filename of your RAW image […]

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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.) This guide will show you how to create low res JPGs from RAW files. To […]

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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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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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Can I see approved images without downloading a contact sheet?

Yes! Simply open up the menu and click on Killed and Unkilled. Here you can see all images which have been killed by any user, as well as images which have not been killed by any actor tagged in them. Please note that the platform will only display days/image folders in the unkilled tab which […]

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How do I hide an image from an actor?

Some actors don’t want to sit through hundreds of photos so if you find yourself needing to reduce the amount of images a particular actor sees, there are a few ways to do it: Curating You can either curate your images before uploading them to the platform or if you are pushed for time or […]

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User guide: production accounts

Welcome to Image Approvals! If you have a production account, this handy little guide will walk you through everything you need to do. 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 – HOW DO I ZOOM IN […]

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Can I remove the watermark over images?

Watermarks are in place to reduce the chance of images being shared and we highly recommend that they be kept on. If the watermarks are preventing you from seeing your images clearly, please contact your account manager and request they be removed. Please note that watermarks will only be removed after Image Approvals has received […]

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How do I zoom in and out of an image?

On tablet and mobiles: You can zoom in and out of images by pinching the screen. On desktop (Windows): Hold down CTRL and then press the + or – key to zoom in and out. If you have a mouse with a centre wheel, whilst holding CTRL you can also use the wheel to zoom in and out instead of […]

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