QuickPix Importer


Click this video to see it in action!

Using the QuickPix Importer to add photos to your QuickPix Database provides advantages that aren't available when manually adding photos from the Folder tab.

QuickPix allows you to preview thumbnails of images before importing the entire picture.  It allows you to assign a description, address, city, state, ZIP code, and notes to one or multiple pictures and then allows you to choose which photos to retrieve before inserting them into your QuickPix Database.  Follow the instructions below to import photos using the QuickPix Importer, or click here to jump to view a rundown of the basic functions of the QuickPix Importer.

 

Click here to view a list of hotkeys for the QuickPix Importer.

 


Import Photos

To retrieve photos using QuickPix Importer:

  1. From the Photos PowerView, select the QuickPix Database tab and click Import.  Or, launch the QuickPix Importer by itself outside of a report or TOTAL by going to Start, [All] Programs, expanding the TOTAL folder, and launching QuickPix Importer.

  2. Choose your photo source.  If AutoBrowse is configured in your configuration settings, click the drop-down menu in the the location bar and select AutoBrowse to have QuickPix Importer default to that location.  If it is not configured, click Browse and browse to the directory containing your images, or select a recently viewed location via the drop-down menu.
      NOTE:

    Images taken with a camera or smart phone are generally located under their own drive letter in a folder named DCIM.  However, some devices don't generate a drive letter when plugged into a computer.  If you can't locate your camera when browsing for your image files, try using a card reader instead.  Click here for instructions on how to use a card reader to transfer your photos.  If you're still unable to locate your images, refer to the instructions that came with your device, or contact the manufacturer.

  3. Click Load Previews to display any photos available in the location specified in step 2.

  4. Add any additional information for your photos as needed:

    Additional Photo Information

  5. When you enter additional information for a photo, QuickPix Importer assumes that you want to import the photo and automatically marks it for import.  To import any additional photos that have not been marked automatically, select the additional photos you want to import by checking the box below each photo to Mark for Import.

    Mark Photo for Import

  6. Click Import to import the selected photos to your QuickPix Database.

    Import Photos

 


QuickPix Importer Functions

Below is a breakdown of the basic functions found in the QuickPix Importer:

 

Click Load Previews to load any available images in the current folder or directory.

Sort photos in ascending or descending order based on the file name, the date the photo was taken, or the date the photo was last modified.

Mark All photos in the current folder or directory

Unmark All photos currently selected.

Mark by Date allows you to specify a date range to mark your photos.  Enter the date range and click ok to mark all photos within that timeframe.

Allows you to reuse information that is the same for multiple photos.  Place your cursor in a field, click QuickStamp, then click the same field for a different photo to copy the information to that field.  You can even select several lines of information by holding down the Ctrl key on your keyboard and clicking to select each field.

Edit descriptions allows you to add, delete, rearrange, or edit the descriptions that appear by default in the descriptions drop-down.

Settings opens to the QuickPix Importer section of TOTAL's Configuration Settings where you can set the default values for the city, state, zip, and neighborhood fields.  Click here for instructions on configuring these settings.

Rotates the image 90° to the left.

Opens the image in the Image Optimizer.

Rotates the image 90° to the right.