Overview & background
Fieldwire allows users to add markups to photos when those photos are associated with tasks, plans, and forms. These markups can help share additional information in regards to the photo and/or Task itself.
Make sure to associate a photo
Before you are able to add markups to a photo, you will need to ensure that the photo is associated with a task, plan, or form.
The easiest way to accomplish this is to take a photo directly within a Task on the Mobile App:
|Add a Photo to a Task (iOS)||Add a Photo to a Task (Android)|
|Add a photo to plan||Add photo to form|
On the Web, you have two options to add a photo to a task: you can add it directly within the Task, or you can choose to 'Attach' it to a Task from the 'Photos' tab. Fieldwire supports .png, .jpg, .gif, .jpeg, .bmp, and .svg file types.
Note: Fieldwire will optimize photos and save them in 1200x1200px resolution for performance and memory reasons.
After you create or select the task, select the 'paperclip' option, and then choose to add a '+Photo/File' or 'Existing photo':
If you have photos on your computer, add these to the task using the "+Photo/File" option.
Photos that have been hyperlinked to plans or uploaded directly to the 'Photos' tab can also be attached to tasks at any time within the task itself using the 'Existing photo' option.
Note: Photos uploaded directly to the Photo's cannot be marked up. The photos has to be associated with a task, plan, or form.
From the 'Photos' tab, select the desired images. Then choose 'Actions' and 'Attach to tasks':
After that, you'll simply search for the title of the task you would like to attach the photos to, select, and save.
Markup photos on the Web
After a Photo is associated with a plan, task, and form you are able to add a variety of markups to it. You can tell the photo is associated with a task if, on the photo view, you see an arrow and pencil icon. You can access this view by opening up the photo on the 'Photos' tab, or if it's in the Task.
The 'Pencil' icon opens the Markup toolbar:
Markup Photos on iOS
The iOS mobile app has similar capabilities as the Web. You can add text, scribbles, arrows, and measurements in a number of colors. You can access the photo markup screen by selecting any photo within a Task:
Tip: If you're viewing the photo in the 'Photos' tab of our mobile app (where you will not find the option to mark it up), jump to the Task using the 'Arrow' button in the upper-right, then select the Photo from the Task:
Note: The arrow icon is only blue if it is associated with a task or plan-- it is grey if it is not associated with a plan or task. If you are led to a photo that is hyperlinked to a plan, consider attaching it to a task through the web in order to add markups.
Tip: Long press to delete markups or to edit text.
Photo markup options on Android
The Markup options on Android are identical to the Web and iOS versions of Fieldwire. You can add scribbles, arrows, measurements, and text in various colors.
You can access the photo markup screen by selecting a photo within a Task or directly from the 'Photos' tab (as long as the desired photo is associated with a task, you'll see a task icon in the upper-right corner when viewing that photo):
These help articles speak more about leveraging photos within Fieldwire:
- More information on the Photos tab in Fieldwire.
- You can see what tasks look like on mobile.
- Learn how photo markups factor into what people are using Fieldwire for.