Online Photo Approvals
The Image Approvals platform is an online web-app that makes it easy to track and manage talent image kill rights.
We’ve designed our platform to be easy to use on both desktop and mobile devices, allowing you to track talent kill rates, and cap kill-allowances by the number of group or solo images that they appear in. Once each actor is finished, you can export contact sheets and summary spreadsheets showing the final list of approved images.
You don’t have to ship drives to us, instead, our user-friendly platform allows the photographer to be given direct access to upload photos from the first day of shooting, allowing you to complete the approvals process more quickly, giving you more timely access to assets for use in your marketing and PR.
Access from anywhere
Having web-based photo approvals process ensures talent, and other stakeholders, are able to access the system from anywhere in the world, from any device with an internet connection and a web browser. There is no need to install heavy desktop-only apps, where you can only work from a computer that has the correct software installed.
We recognise that the talent approvals process is usually a big pain for all those involved. It takes lots of the talents time, and that of stakeholders managing the talent.
This is why we’ve designed our system around the process of killing photos, leaving what remains as approved, as this drastically improves the speed that the task can be completed. We strive to be the most simple and pain-free platform out there, and this ethos begins at how we price the service, choosing to charge per shoot day, and not per photo that was taken.
Simple, user-friendly interface
Our platform is simple and easy to use.
Each cast member is allocated their own unique account allowing them to review photographs by production day, and keep track of which images they’ve viewed, are yet to view, and have killed. New images uploaded to the platform appear immediately, avoiding the need to repeatedly send new share links or contact sheets.
Actors can browse images by thumbnail, or by one image at a time. Our one-click-kill process speeds up the image review process, reducing the number of clicks (or touches) required to go through the process. Should a photograph be killed accidentally, then there is the option to navigate backwards and un-kill the image.
Once an actor has finished reviewing the day, they can mark it as done, allowing you to keep track of the process, ensuring the process is completed on time. Once a shoot-day is marked done, those managing the process know that the talent has completed their photo approvals process, and the assets are now safe to use.
Limit kill allowances by solo and group percentages
We keep track of photo kill counts so that you don’t have too.
Talent see a simple breakdown showing them how many photographs they appear in, how many photos they are allowed to kill, and what percentage of that kill allowance they’ve used.
Agents, publicists, or producers overseeing the Image Approvals process have a more advanced kill allowance view. This advanced view allows them to see not only their own kill allowance but the kill allowance of each cast member assigned to the production, giving them a high-level overview of their progress.
Download contact sheets, both PDF and Excel
Production-side user accounts have access to a downloads section, allowing the download of printable summary-contact-sheets of all photos, all killed photos, or all unkilled photos. Both PDF and spreadsheet formats are available.
These contact sheets show which talent has killed each photograph, which of the talent has marked each day as done, or still needs to do so. This extra information acts as a clear audit trail and prevents contact sheets being distributed and images shared before actors have completed their kill process.
Kick-off the kills process from day one of production
Social media and PR often demands the timely release of assets, especially for episodic content. Our system helps to prevent the Approvals process from blocking your marketing and publicity activities.
Photographer accounts can add shoot days and upload images quickly and easily themselves as part of their normal end-of-day workflow, meaning assets are online and available for talent to view and kill from the first day of production.
Once all actors have marked the day’s they are tagged in as done, you know the remaining un-killed images are approved and safe for use.