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PDF support and easier panning in image proofing

Thursday August 18, 2016

After receiving the ability to add squares and rectangles a few weeks ago, the image proofing feature continues its steady progress towards becoming a complete tool for sharing annotations with clients and team mates. Let's see what's new!

Full-canvas panning

Up until today, you could only pan the image canvas by dragging the image itself; this caused a bit of discomfort when using wide or tall images, or just zooming out more than necessary. It was also breaking the common conception of image viewers/editors, where you can drag the entire canvas to pan around.

Today, Apollo works in the same way: just drag anywhere in the canvas to pan your image.

Dragging the canvas

This is a win for usability, and makes working with images a lot easier!

Support for PDF files

Apollo has a longstanding support for PDF files, but until today you couldn't annotate them. Some users worked around the problem by converting the PDF to an image format and uploading that one instead, but this wasn't an ideal workflow, since you ended up dealing with multiple files, and couldn't keep track of file versions easily.

To ease your work, we're very happy to announce that the image proofing feature now supports the PDF format. And before you ask, multipage PDF support is coming soon!

We're done! We hope we've made your work better today.

Thanks for reading!


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