Editing and adding notes to images 

ScanRev allows you to edit your images from the Indexing or Search screen. You may want to highlight a part of the text or image to draw attention to it, or redact sensitive parts of the document for security or privacy reasons. You may want to annotate or place comments on the document as references or reminders for yourself or other users who will see the document. Or you may just want to correct the orientation of the scanned or uploaded image by rotating it. 

All of this (and more) is possible through the dropdown menu of the Distribute icon on your ScanRev toolbar. Annotations created in the Indexing screen are retained in the Search screen view.

  • Selecting the image you want to edit:
    • If you are editing a document directly on the Indexing screen, check that the image you want to edit is selected. Clicking anywhere on the image will select it, and the selected image will show a ‘Split Images icon’ on its top right corner. 
    • If you wish to edit an existing document from your repositories, locate it through the Search function. Open it by pressing Enter on the selected result or by clicking on the icon in the Pages column of the result. Select the image you want to edit, as in 1.a. above.

 

  • Rotating the selected image: Go to Distribute and select Rotate left (counter-clockwise) or Rotate right (clockwise). The image will be rotated accordingly by 90º.

 

Highlighting and Redacting parts of an image

 

  • Highlighting on the selected image:
    • Select Highlight from the Distribute dropdown. This will turn your cursor into a crosshairs cursor [+].  
    • Click and drag the crosshairs over the area to be highlighted. Releasing the crosshair will create a highlighted rectangle over the content. 
    • Repeat to highlight other parts of the image if required. 
    • You must click the tick icon in the top left corner of the image to save your highlights. 

 

  • Removing a highlight partially or entirely:
    • In order to undo a highlight partially or completely, select Clear from the Distribute dropdown. This will turn your cursor into a crosshairs cursor.  
    • Click and drag the crosshairs over the highlighted area to be cleared. Releasing the cursor will remove the highlight accordingly. 
    • You must click the tick icon in the top left corner of the image to save your changes. 

 

  • Redacting parts of the selected image:
    • Select Redact from the Distribute dropdown. This will turn your cursor into a crosshairs cursor [+].  
    • Click and drag the crosshairs over the area to be redacted. Releasing the cursor will obscure the selected content with a dark rectangle. 
    • Repeat to redact other parts of the image if required. 
    • You must click the tick icon in the top left corner of the image to save your redactions.

 

  • Removing a redaction partially or entirely:
    • In order to undo a redaction partially or completely, select Clear from the Distribute dropdown. This will turn your cursor into a crosshairs cursor [+].  
    • Click and drag the crosshairs over the redacted area to be cleared. Releasing the cursor will remove the redaction accordingly. 
    • You must click the tick icon in the top left corner of the image to save your changes. 

 

Adding Annotations to the image

 

  • Adding annotations to the selected image:
    • To add a comment or note anywhere on the selected image, select the Annotate icon from the Distribute dropdown. This will turn your cursor into a crosshairs cursor [+].  
    • Click and drag the crosshairs to create an annotation box over the image where required. Releasing the cursor will create an empty rectangle to hold your annotation. 
    • Click inside the annotation box to type. To resize the annotation box, drag its bottom-right corner. 
    • Press Enter to complete the annotation. The annotation will now appear as highlighted text.
    • Repeat to add more annotations if required. 
    • You must click the tick icon in the top left corner of the image to save your annotations.

 

  • Removing an annotation partially or entirely:
    • In order to remove an annotation partially or completely, select Clear from the Distribute dropdown. This will turn your cursor into a crosshairs cursor [+].  
    • Click and drag the crosshairs over the annotation area to be cleared. Releasing the cursor will remove the annotation accordingly. 
    • You must click the tick icon in the top left corner of the image to save your changes. 

 

  • Viewing the original image:
    • You can temporarily revert to the original view of the image by selecting Show Original from the Distribute dropdown. This will show the image in its unedited version. 
    • Clicking Show Original again, or clicking the tick icon in the top left corner of the image, will revert the image to its edited version.