Annotations are a great way of communicating changes and request clearly and precisely right within the Adstream Platform.

Adding Annotations

To add an annotation, open the file you'd like to annotate and click the Annotate button. Then in the new window click New Annotation in the top left of the screen which will show the annotations toolbar and notes panel. In the toolbar you have the following tools:

 Show/hide all annotations
 Select colour 
 Draw freehand
 Draw squares and rectangles
 Draw circles and ovals
 Highlight areas by drawing rectangular shapes with a colour fill
 Erases all drawings

To use any of the drawing tools, select the one you want and then click to draw on the current frame.

Just above the timeline you’ll see an orange line indicating the part of the video your annotation relates to. To adjust this you can click and drag either end of the line, or for more precise adjustments you can manually enter in and out timecodes above the notes, on the right.

In the notes panel, as well as adding notes and changing the timecode for the annotation, you can also decide whether the note requires an action by ticking that option. Once you’ve finished your annotations of various forms click Save.

To see all the annotations on this file click Back from above the comments section. When viewing an annotation someone else has made, you can click Reply from below the notes to add your own comments.

Comparing Files

When you have multiple versions{{Working with versions}} of a file you can click the Compare button in the top right of the annotation interface which bring up two versions side by side.

In the top left of each preview is the version number which can be clicked to choose a different version to compare from the dropdown list. You can add annotations to the latest version and when you’re done click exit compare.

Annotating images

When annotating image files, instead of a timeline below the video, you will see another toolbar with different, image-editing tools.

They perform the following functions:

 Zoom in and out of image using plus and minus icons
 Fit entire image in window
 Rotate image clockwise 90°
 Set zoom level to 100%
 Enter full screen mode



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