How to capture photos using Orca Scan


Adding a Photo field

You can add a photo field using either the web or mobile application.

From the web:

  1. Right-click a column and select Add Column
  2. Give your new column a name
  3. Set the data type to Photo
  4. Click Add to add the column

From the mobile:

  1. Scan a barcode or tap to edit an item in the list
  2. Tap the cog next to any of the fields
  3. Give your new field a name
  4. Set the data type to Photo
  5. Tap Save to add the field

You can now refresh your mobile app, scan a barcode or tap an item in the list to edit, and then tap to add a photo.


Using Photo fields

Whether you want to show proof of delivery; need a quality control record or show variations of products…it’s all possible! To use photo fields:

  1. Tap the field to attach an image
  2. Choose from your library or take a photo
Tap on the photo field to either upload or capture an image.
Tap on the photo field to either upload or capture an image.

How to view photos

Images can be viewed using the Orca Scan web application. Simply click the magnifying glass next to the image field


Exporting photos

When you export a sheet containing photos, the images will not be displayed in the exported file. Instead, they will be shown as a URL. Simply click the URL to view the image.

Your images will show as a URL in the export
Your images will show as a URL in the export

Questions about photo fields?

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