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Kelvin - Pre-selection
Kelvin - Pre-selection

How to select and upload images from Kelvin, where Final Selection of images will take place in Gamma.

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Written by James
Updated over a week ago

In this article, I'll describe the basic steps required to complete a 'pre-selection' of images in Kelvin.

Identify the product you are about to shoot by entering the product or sample code. You can do this by scanning the barcode on the sample label or manually entering the code into the blue box in the right side of the Capture screen.

Click 'Confirm' to verify that the physical product to you are about to shoot matches the product displayed in Kelvin

Depending on the photography settings in the workflow, Kelvin will display one of two selection options:

1. Pre-Selection by position

The style guide positions will be displayed, with an indication the number of shots that will ultimately be required for each position. 

2. Generic Pre-Selection 

In this scenario, the user can place all pre-selected images in a single transfer bucket. The user can view the associated Style Guide by clicking on the style guide name in the blue box.

Shoot the product ensuring you have captured images for each of the required positions.

Develop your selected images - there is no need to manually add a file name.
You will see these images appear in the capture screen within Kelvin

Drag your pre-selected range image(s) for each position into the Style Guide in right side-panel.


Only images that have fully loaded thumbnails can be selected in the positions. This is to avoid dragging an incorrect image.

If you are working with the generic pre-selection option, drag the images for all positions into the transfer bucket.

Once all of the mandatory images have been added to the Style Guide positions - you'll see a green tick replace the exclamation mark when a position is fulfilled -  you can hit the 'Transfer' button to upload the images.

To send instructions to Post-Production, check the 'Radio button'. 

You will then move to the 'Mark up' page where you can add instructions and markings to the images. On the left, you can find all the tools to make your markings. You will also be able to see the images in hi-resolution and designate which notes to which marking by setting the colors.

Learn more about our mark-up screen here.

You can repeat this process with the next product whilst the images are uploaded in the background.

Note: The maximum number of characters supported in each annotation note and comment is 512 characters.


Shortcuts for Kelvin:
Designate star rating on the images: 1 -> 5 key

Filter the images according to the star rating: Alt + 1 -> 5 key

Assign images to the positions: Ctrl/ Cmd + position number

Assign images as Alts to the positions: Ctrl/ Cmd + position number + right arrow key

Shortcuts for the mark-up screen:

Select: V

Draw: B

Line: L

Triangle: P

Rectangle: R

Ellipse: O

Text: T

Close the task: Esc

Move to the instruction box: Tab

Save the instructions: Cmd/Ctrl + Enter

Reverse the last step: Cmd/Ctrl + Z

Reverse the last undo: Cmd/Ctrl + Y

Zoom in: Cmd/Ctrl +

Zoom out: Cmd/Ctrl -

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