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Quick Help - Annotating on a File

Annotating on a File                                                                                                                             

Welcome to 5thKind quick help, these docs are intended to help you do a particular task within the system.  For more detailed information please see the 5thKind manual.

 

About Annotations

The Annotation Tool allows you to draw and make notes directly on a video frame, image or document page non-destructively. This means that the drawing layers you make can be turned ON or OFF with the tool.  You can share your annotation with other users and even compare two or more annotations at the same time.

 

Create an Annotation

To create an annotation first you need to open the annotation tool. The annotation tool is found on the left hand side of the Media Action Bar.

  Annotation Tool Icon (Video Player)

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The Annotation Tool will then slide out on the left side.

 Annotation Tool  (Video Player)

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The annotation tools include:

  • Audio recording
  • Pen tool
  • Arrow tool
  • Text tool
  • Erase tool

 

Audio Recording

The audio recording tool lets you record audio form your computers microphone to add an audio recording.

 Audio Record

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When you select the Audio record tool you will get an authorization pop to use your microphone. Select Allow to be able to record.

 Audio Record Allow

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Pen Tool

The Pen tool allows you to draw on the image. When you select the pen tool you will see a color picker and size option appear.  You can use these to change the color and thickness of the lines you draw.

 Pen Tool

 Annotations_Pen.png

 

Arrow Tool

The Arrow tool allows you to draw an arrow on the image. When you select the arrow tool you will see a color picker and size option appear.  You can use these to change the color and thickness of the arrow you draw.

 Arrow Tool

 Annotations_Arrow.png

 

Text Tool

The text tool lets you creat a text window and add text directly to the image. When you select the text tool you will see a color picker and size option appear.  You can use these to change the color and size of the font you type.

 Text Tool

 Annotations_Text.png

 

Erase Tool

If you make a mistake you can use the erase tool to remove any drawings you have made. When you select the text tool you will see a size option appear.  You can use these to change the size of the eraser area.

 Erase Tool

 Annotations_Erase.png

 

Undo – Redo – Clear

The Annotation tool also has Undo, Redo, and Clear options to help you draw.

 Undo – Redo - Clear

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Creating your Drawing

You can use any combination of these tools to create your annotation.

 Finished annotation

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When you are finished with your annotation select “Save Comment” to create your annotation comment. You will now see your annotation as a choice to select in the annotation selector. You can now select that to show your annotation in the media viewer.

 Saved Annotation

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You will also see an annotation comment in the comments tab. On the right you will see a small thumbnail of your annotation.

 Annotation Comment

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Selecting your Annotation

When you select your saved annotation you will see two options where the Save Annotation used to be. Save and Share. Selecting Save will download an image with your annotation burned in to your desktop. Selecting Share will create a share package of your annotation to share with any additional users you did not add to the original comment.

 Selected Annotation

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Multiple Annotations Select

If there are multiple annotations you can select both at the same time.  This will overlay both annotations together so you can compare them.

First Annotation Selected

 Both Annotations Selected

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