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Add a Photo to a Defect List item so that it Populates in the Photos Tool


To add photos to defect list items so that you can reference them in both the Defect List tool and the Photos tool.

Things to Consider

  • Required User Permissions:
    • 'Standard' level permission on the project's Defect List tool to add photos to an item.
    • 'Admin' level permission on the project's Photos tool to view photos marked as private.
      'Read only' and above permissions on the project's Photos tool to view public photos.
  • Prerequisites:
    1. Choose the album to which you want your photos to be added.
      Note: If nothing is selected, the default location is an album called, "Photos from Defect List."
  • Additional Information:
    • If you do not want to use this feature, you may turn off photo aggregation in the Photos configuration page.
    • Photos added to defect list items will be added to a private album in the Photos tool by default.
    • Photos added to defect list items will automatically populate in the Photos tool under an album called "Photos from Defect List." 
    • Photos that are linked to defect list items have an "Origin" link on the image that links to the item to which it was originally attached. Users with 'None' permissions on the Defect List tool, but access to the photos in the Defect List tool will see the origin, but they will not have a link to the item and vice versa.


  1. Navigate to your project's Defect List tool.
  2. Click the existing item to which you want to add a photo or create a new item. See Create a Defect List Item.
  3. Click into the fields to enter the relevant information.
  4. Click Attach Files or drag and drop your photo into the Attachments field. 
    Note: accepted file types: .jpeg .jpg .pjpeg .gif .png x\-png .bmp .tif .tiff
  5. Click Save.