Image Redactions

Working with Redactions

Redactions obscure the content of image files so that only appropriate information is visible in the files you prepare for discovery. In ADDAutomated Digital Discovery Review, up to 99 redaction categories—with different colors and labels for each—may be used. Redactions are viewed in ADD Review as solid (if user has appropriate permissions.)

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Redact Image Content

If you have sufficient permissions, redact information in an image as follows:

  1. For a selected document, in the Review pane’s Image tab, locate the information to be redacted.

  2. Click next to the Redaction button and select the needed redaction from the Redaction Category menu, as shown in this figure.

  3. If needed, click the button again to activate the redaction action.

  4. Point, click, and drag across the text or image area that is to be redacted..

  5. When the selection is complete, release the mouse button. An example of redacted text is shown here:

  6. Repeat these steps to apply other redactions.

  7. When finished, click or another button to stop the redaction activity.

Show Text Behind Redactions

For any or all redactions in the image, the text may be exposed by clicking located to the right of the Redaction drop-down menu. When this icon is clicked, it changes to , Click again to hide the text. An example of exposed text behind a redaction is shown here:

Resize a Redaction

If you have sufficient permissions, change the size of a redaction as follows:

  1. For a selected document, in the Review pane’s Image tab, locate a redaction to be resized.

  2. Click the redaction to select it, then drag an edge or a corner to resize it.

  3. Repeat these steps to resize additional redactions..

Move a Redaction

If you have sufficient permissions, move a redaction as follows:

  1. For a selected document, in the Review pane’s the Image tab, locate a redaction to be moved.

  2. Place the mouse pointer in the center of the redaction and drag it to the needed location, then release the mouse button.

  3. Repeat these steps to move additional redactions.

Delete a Redaction

Note: No warning message or Undo function exists when deleting redactions. Make sure of the selection before deleting.

If you have sufficient permissions, delete redactions as follows:

  1. For a selected document, in the Review pane’s Image tab, locate a redaction to be to be deleted.

  2. On the Image tab toolbar, click .

  3. Left-, then right-click the redaction and select Delete.

  4. When finished, click or another button to stop the redaction activity.