Biological Surveys: Easy Photo Capture and Management

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One of the most helpful features Wildnote offers is our robust photo management. We've listened to our customers, and developed an understanding of your frustrations associated with project photo management - the precious hours taken in associating photos with reports, naming photos properly, and finding photos in one's massive, unorganized photo directory. We have learned that you like photos to be both integrated into reports, but also available to download. Here are three ways that you can easily export your project photos using the Wildnote Web App.


Download and Rename All Photos

Wildnote has a nifty time saver for you - you can bulk download all photos associated with a project, and Wildnote will automatically rename them with the correct project details. No more tedious right-clicking and renaming of all of your project photos! Here's how you do it.

When you are in a project, select MANAGE DATA > GALLERY. The GALLERY shows all photos associated with a particular project.

 

Image of Wildnote photo gallery screenshot showing the image name as just a number prior to bulk photo download.
Wildnote Gallery Photos before bulk photo download.

 

When you select DOWNLOAD AND RENAME ALL PHOTOS, Wildnote will combine all photos into one or more zip files for easy downloading. As part of this process Wildnote will rename the photo file as follows: ProjectName-SurveyName-LocationName-SurveyDate-SurveyID-OriginalFileName.

 

Image of Wildnote photo gallery screenshot showing green indicator status bar informing user of zip file download. The green message at the top of the screen shows that the zip file is being created and emailed to you.

 

You will receive an email in your inbox with a link to the zip file. The download also appears under MANAGE DATA > EXPORT > EXPORTED REPORTS. Yes, it is that easy!

 

Image of Wildnote photo gallery screenshot showing how the image name automatically changed to the project details after bulk photo download. The photo title changes to your project details after the bulk download.

 


KML Export

There's something about Wildnote you should know. If you suggest a feature change, and we think it is useful to others, we will do our best to implement it. The KML Export was created because several of our customers requested it as a way to communicate with their stakeholders. It is perfect for communicating where project data has been collected in a very visual way using geotagged images.

From within a project, go to MANAGE DATA > EXPORT to get to the export dashboard, and select KML.

Screenshot of the Wildnote export dashboard showing five different export types including Survey Report, Data Sheet Report, Pivot Report, Photo Sheet, and KML.You will be given the opportunity to select a specific survey, or a date range of surveys. Click EXPORT TO KML.

 

Screenshot of Wildnote KML Export window. This screen shot shows the KML export page found under Project>Manage Data>Export.

 

Just like with the bulk photo download, you will receive an email from Wildnote letting you know that your KML file is ready for you.

 

Screen shot of Wildnote Email indicating that the KML file is ready. This is the email Wildnote users receive when their KML file is ready.

 

You can open the KML file with Google Earth and display the geotagged photos associated with your project. Your compliance and monitoring customers can easily see the progress your team is making. Informed customers are happy customers!

 

Screenshot of a Wildnote KML report in Google Earth showing a specific image along with the photo id, date, and location. Once your KML report is open in Google Earth, you can click on a photo to see it within the map, along with photo id, date, and location.

 


Photo Sheet Export

It's true that a picture is worth a thousand words, and for some projects all you really need is a photo log. With a couple of clicks, you can have a professionally formatted pdf report that shows your company logo, project name, date and all photos with captions displayed in a two column format. From within a project, go to MANAGE DATA > EXPORT to get to the export dashboard, and select Photo Sheet (PDF).

 

Screenshot of the Wildnote export dashboard showing five different export types including Survey Report, Data Sheet Report, Pivot Report, Photo Sheet, and KML. Select Photo Sheet (PDF) from the export dashboard in order to quickly create an image only report.

 

You will be given the opportunity to select a specific survey, or a date range of surveys. Click PREVIEW REPORT.

 

Screenshot of Photo Sheet PDF report options showing survey type, start date, end date and location. Export your project photo sheet PDF by survey type, ID, specific date, or date range.

 

A preview of your PDF export will display, allowing you the opportunity to change your report parameters if necessary.

 

Screenshot of Photo Sheet PDF report preview window showing what your report will look like. Wildnote shows a report review so that you can adjust your parameters if you need to before exporting.

 

When you are ready, click EXPORT TO PDF, and you will receive an email from Wildnote letting you know that your Photo Sheet PDF report is ready for you.

You no longer need to dread your photo management as Wildnote not only keeps your photos attached to your projects and survey forms, but also allows three simple ways to share your project photos.

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