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  1. Freehand annotations on images would be nice

    Our sales people have to take the PDF and pull it into another app where they can use a stylus to add notes. It would be nice if that could all be done within the spike app.

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    • GPS target info & management of photos

      *Don’t strip out the EXIF information from the large JPG file.
      *Take the resultant GPS target information and place this in the EXIF information of the JPG file.
      *Can there be a clean way of managing multiple photos and sending them to a Dropbox or Google Drive location rather than eMail.
      *add notes to Pic or Form data like the Ike

      20 votes
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      • Photogrammetry from 2 (or more) spike shots...

        I currently use a program to match features from 2 or more photos taken of the same scene at different angles. Once I have a reference measurement from something that's visible in all photos, I'm able to pull measurements for features on any plane as well as connect points and build a 3d model of the scene which can be imported into sketchup. It would be nice if this type of functionality was incorporated into spike, it would remove the need to take a manual measurement since spike knows the distance to the target.

        16 votes
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        • Removable Magnetic Mounting Solution...

          Probably the largest complaint I hear from sales reps here is that they don't want to permanently mount the unit to their phones. Neither do they want to have to change out their current case for a case the unit is mounted to (too cumbersome).

          I would like to suggest a magnetic mounting solution: A small, unintrusive plate could be mounted on the back of the phone/tablet. A matching plate could be mounted on the back of the spike unit. Neodymium magnets could be used to ensure the plates are small and matching divots could be incorporated into the plates…

          14 votes
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          • Photos could be imported into illustrator already sized (or scaled appropriately to fit into Adobe Illustrator)

            An option to import photos into desktop software like Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop already sized for design. Due to Illustrator's size limitations, it would probably have to scale the image appropriately most times, in which case it would need a scale indicator to say how much to scal to hit full size.

            12 votes
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            • Customize data collection form for Spike

              Would be great if user can customize data collection form for Spike, such as customize form in Mapsight device.

              12 votes
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              • rename file / tagging

                any plans to add tagging and/or file renaming when exporting?
                recently did 15 different measurements in the same day. was pretty difficult to keep track of the standard 2015-05-14 17_31_58 GMT-4_spike_export.pdf file

                11 votes
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                • Ability to select millimetres

                  The ability to select millimetres as the unit of measure will bring the unit into align with the building industry. May also improve accuracy of smaller measures.

                  10 votes
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                  • select and send multiple images on one email

                    I often take a few photos at a site. I would like to be able to select multiple images for one email. Seems like the select tool in the image library only gives me the option to delete images. Do I have that right?

                    9 votes
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                    • Save GPS data to image with optional offset to actual sign location.

                      It would be nice if GPS data was available in the JPG image. We use a software that shows all photos on a map. Furthermore, it would be great to be able to turn on an option and have the location offset based upon the measurement so that instead of seeing where the photo was taken from, the GPS coordinates are of where the target is located.

                      9 votes
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                      • Select & print multiple images per page

                        I would like to be able to select & print multiple images, with their measurement & mark up info, per page.

                        7 votes
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                        • Rotate Photos!

                          There should be an option to rotate photos. This would be very simple to write into the coding.

                          7 votes
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                          • Add notes & annotations to the measuremenets

                            Simply have an additional field where you can add notes about the image/measurement taken (even if done online or afterwards)

                            7 votes
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                            • Force measurement value for a known dimension with align

                              I'm trying to get very accurate data. If I know that an element of the photo is a precise size (say 24"x24") I find it almost impossible to get the alignment rectangle to match those numbers. Either my thumbs are too big, the granularity of the zoom is not precise enough, or I can't control placement well enough to hit the number I know is correct. Alternatively, if I could see the value I was creating as I dragged a corner of the align box (H,W) maybe I could tune it in.

                              7 votes
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                              • increased zoom screen with nudge facility

                                The popup screen with cross hairs is good, but on an iPad there is so much more room. It would be good if the screen could be increased with larger zoom factor (possibly option within settings). Also a nudge facility as opposed to the current snap could improve accuracy. I am finding half the time I want the cross hairs about halfway between the snap points

                                7 votes
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                                • In-app Map for photos/measurements

                                  Provide a map to view where photos/measurements were taken

                                  6 votes
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                                  • it supported Microsoft Surface 3 or 4

                                    We use the Microsoft 'eco-system'. Most signwriters use Windows PC's for their CAD/CNC equipment. Please support Microsoft Surface Tablets or Windows 10.

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                                    • folder

                                      Nest folders are a MUST!

                                      It's not very user friendly to not allow folder creation within an existing folder.

                                      6 votes
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                                      • Organize photos measurements by job

                                        I want to organize my photos by job so that I can quickly find the photos I need, rather than sorting through a pile of photos in the gallery

                                        5 votes
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                                        • Adjust exposure levels on photos

                                          No having the ability to select to area to focus on creates some photos come with dark areas. Having the ability to adjust the exposure/brightness/contrast would help make these more visible and usable

                                          5 votes
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