Welcome to Image Approvals! If you have a production 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.

A screenshot of the login page for the Image Approvals online photo approvals app.

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2 – VIEWING PRODUCTION STILLS:

Once you have logged in, select which production you would like to view. You will then see a list of image folders that have been uploaded. These are typically arranged by shoot day.

From here you can see which actors have completed their approvals for which days, and which actors you are waiting for.

Select a folder to view thumbnails of the day’s stills and click on the thumbnails to view the images individually.

You can use the tabs at the top of the page to switch between unviewed, viewed, killed and all images; as well as use the drop-down filter to view images with specific actors in.

A gif showing how to view production stills uploaded to the Image Approvals online photo approvals app.

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3 – KILLING IMAGES & MARKING SELECTS

If you haven’t done your edit before uploading images to the platform, you can do it here! We recommend doing this step before giving access to cast.

If you do not wish to make any kills or selects, skip this step and give your actors access!

Marking selects:

Clicking the star icon in the top right of the page will mark the image you are viewing as a select. Clicking the icon again will undo this.

Only other production accounts will be able to see which images have been marked as a select, this information is kept hidden from actors.

Killing images:

Clicking the red kill button will mark the image as killed and move you automatically to the next image. To unkill the image, simply navigate back to it and click the green ‘unkill’ button that will appear beneath killed images.

Actors will still be able to see these images but not that it has been killed.

Find out how to hide images from actor view here.

Marking a day as done:

Once you have made your kills and selects, navigate back to the thumbnail view of that folder and click ‘mark day as done.’ This will highlight this folder in green so you can see at a glance where you have gotten up to next time you log in.

A gif showing how to make kills, mark selects and mark a day as done on the Image Approvals online photo approvals app.

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4 – TRACKING ACTOR PROGRESS

Once you’ve given actors access to begin their photo approvals online, you don’t need to do anything until they have completed the process. You can keep an eye on their progress in two different ways.

Days marked as done:

When viewing the list of shoot days/image folders, you can see which actors have marked each day’s approvals as done and who you are waiting for.

A screenshot from the Image Approvals platform showing where you can find out which actors have marked a day as done.

Summary Box:

For more details, you can click on the ‘i’ icon at the top right of the page to see a summary box.

The summary shows how many solo and group images each actor appears in, as well as how many kills they have made and how many they have remaining.

A gif showing users of the Image Approvals platform how to view a summary of all images and kills for that production.

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5 – APPROVALS COMPLETE – NOW WHAT?

Once all of your actors have completed their approvals, navigate to the ‘downloads’ page where you can generate reports in spreadsheet format, as well as PDF contact sheets.

Due to the large numbers of images associated with a production, it may take a little while for PDFs to generate once requested so feel free to continue using the platform whilst you wait. One your documents are ready to download, they will appear at the bottom of the downloads page.

A screenshot from the Image Approvals platform showing how to download reports.

You can now use these reports to identify the RAW files of your approved images.

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ADDITIONAL FEATURES

You might also find these links useful:

How to remove actor tags or hide images from actor view.

How do I zoom in and out of images?

How do I remove watermarks from images and reports?

Can I see approved images without downloading a contact sheet?

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