Photos Tab

Overview

All default ValuePRO Data Entry Templates are setup with a Photos tab as the last tab on a job card.

The Photos tab is used to upload, store and view any photos of the property that are related to the job. The Photos tab supports the upload of JPEG, PNG, BMP or GIF file types only.

Any photos uploaded into ValuePRO will be automatically re-sized and appropriately scaled to ensure the photo has a maximum width of 450px by default. The 450px default value is determined by the value in the Maximum Property Photo Width setting. Each photo also has a thumbnail image generated for previewing.

NOTE: Photos are re-sized to a smaller size to reduce storage costs and also to make it quicker to view the photos online and to reduce the time it takes to render a report with photos included.

 

Reorder Photos

Any photos uploaded into ValuePRO can be dragged and dropped into any order required. To do this, click on a photo with the mouse and drag it into position, then release the mouse click to keep it in place.

The order of the photos that appear on the Photos tab is used when generating a report with photos in it.

For example, if you have photos in the order of Photo2, Photo1 and Photo3 on the Photos tab, the report will also print with the photo order of Photo2, Photo1 and Photo3.

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Buttons & Links

1. Add Photo button

Clicking on this button will open the Add Photos window and allow the user to upload photos and/or map images against the job.

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2. Add Map button

Clicking on this button will open the Add Map window and display a map with a pin point of the location of the property. The window will provide the user with two buttons:

  1. Save Printable Map to Job - This will add two photos of the displayed map to the Photos tab: one with the Map view and one with the Satellite view;
  2. Close - This closes the Add Map window.

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4. Show in Report checkbox

Depending on the state of this checkbox, the photo will be included in the following data sources and allowed to appear in generated reports:

  • FrontPagePhotos - when ticked and used in conjunction with the ticked Front Page checkbox;
  • BackPagePhotos - when ticked and used in conjunction with the un-ticked Front Page checkbox;
  • HiddenPhotos - when un-ticked and used in conjunction with the un-ticked Front Page checkbox;
  • PhotoGrid_FrontPagePhotos - similar to the FrontPagePhotos data source above, but used to display photos in a grid format;
  • PhotoGrid_BackPagePhotos - similar to the BackPagePhotos data source above, but used to display photos in a grid format;
  • PhotoGrid_HiddenPhotos - similar to the HiddenPhotos data source above, but used to display photos in a grid format;

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5. Front Page checkbox

Depending on the state of this checkbox, the photo will be included in the following data sources and allowed to appear in generated reports:

  • FrontPagePhotos - when ticked and used in conjunction with the ticked Show in Report checkbox;
  • BackPagePhotos - when un-ticked and used in conjunction with the ticked Show in Report checkbox;
  • HiddenPhotos - when un-ticked and used in conjunction with the un-ticked Show in Report checkbox;
  • PhotoGrid_FrontPagePhotos - similar to the FrontPagePhotos data source above, but used to display photos in a grid format;
  • PhotoGrid_BackPagePhotos - similar to the BackPagePhotos data source above, but used to display photos in a grid format;
  • PhotoGrid_HiddenPhotos - similar to the HiddenPhotos data source above, but used to display photos in a grid format;

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6. Show in Appendix checkbox

Depending on the state of this checkbox, the photo will be included in the following data sources and allowed to appear in generated reports:

  • AppendixPhotos - when ticked;
  • PhotoGrid_AppendixPhotos - when ticked but used to display photos in a grid format.

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Photo Viewer

Photos can be viewed in full in the Photo Viewer window. When the Photo Viewer window opens, the following fields, checkboxes and buttons are available:

  1. Title field
  2. Rotate Photo buttons
  3. Show on Report checkbox
  4. Show on First Page checkbox
  5. Description field
  6. Photo Uploaded By field
  7. Photo Uploaded On field
  8. Photo Taken On field
  9. Save Changes button
  10. Delete Photo button
  11. Previous & Next buttons
  12. Close button

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1. Title Field

This allows a title to be entered or edited for the photo. The title change is saved by pressing the Save Changes button (3).

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2. Rotate Photo buttons

The Rotate Photo buttons appear as round arrow buttons on either side of the main photo and allow the user to rotate the photo 90 degrees per click.

Clicking on the left-hand side button (1) will rotate the photo 90 degrees to the left and clicking on the right-hand side button (2) will rotate the photo 90 degrees to the right.

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3. Show on Report Checkbox

Ticking and un-ticking this checkbox performs the same functionality as the Show in Report checkbox on the Photos tab.

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4. Show on First Page Checkbox

Ticking and un-ticking this checkbox performs the same functionality as the Front Page checkbox on the Photos tab.

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5. Description Field

This field allow the user to add a descriptive comment for the photo. This is particularly useful if the photo is describing a defect or issue with the property and you need to point out the issue for other users that may review the photos.

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6. Photo Uploaded By Field

This field shows the name of the user that uploaded the photo into the job. This field is not editable.

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7. Photo Uploaded On Field

This field shows the date and time that the photo was uploaded into the job. This field is not editable.

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8. Photo Taken On Field

This field shows the date and time that the photo was taken, if the photo timestamp information is available. This field is not editable.

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9. Save Changes Button

Clicking on the Save Changes button will save any changes made to the Title and Description fields and the Show on Report and Show on First Page checkboxes.

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10. Delete Photo Button

Clicking on the Delete Photo button (1) will prompt the user with the message: Are you sure you want to permanently delete this photo? This action cannot be undone.

To confirm the deletion of the photo, click the OK button (2), otherwise click the Cancel button (3) to stop the deletion process.

If the OK button is clicked and the photo deleted, ValuePRO will add a note to the job history to indicate the date, time and user that performed the photo deletion.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Once a photo has been permanently deleted, the file is no longer available on the ValuePRO server. Please keep in mind that recovering a permanently deleted photo would require ValuePRO to obtain the photo from a server backup, which would incur an additional service fee.

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11. Previous & Next Buttons

The Previous and Next buttons will be visible on the Photo Viewer if the is more than one photo attached to the job. These buttons allow the user to quickly move through and view all the attached photos.

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12. Close Button

Clicking on the Close button will close the Photo Viewer window.

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