Today I had a student from one of my Bluebeam Revu classes ask me “Is there a function where I can take a picture and immediately mark it up. For example, we are proposing to renovate a space. I need to take several pictures and indicate the problems and the proposed renovations.” Here are my answers.
As Bluebeamers know, there’s always more than one way to work with images and photos in Revu.
The fastest way is File | Create and choose From Camera then follow the prompts. This might be difficult if you are using a laptop with only a forward facing camera.
Another option is found on the Markup tab. Place the image on a PDF. Markup | Image (shortcut is “I”),(then flatten it so it doesn’t move and then apply your markups.
Alternatively if you have a PDF document open (blank or otherwise), click anywhere on the PDF, then select Markup | Camera (or the shortcut is CTL+ALT+I) and take the picture. It will be placed on the PDF wherever you had clicked (the click position is the lower left corner of the photo).
You can also open a jpeg with Bluebeam (in explorer, right click on the image and choose “Open with”) and immediately start marking it up.
For those of you who have multiple photos stored on your hard drive, you may also want to refer to a previous Bluebeam Tip: How to combine photos onto one PDF
Obviously if you have an iPad you can also incorporate photos from the Revu iPad app.
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