Store, organize, and present your case photos quickly and easily.
Finally, the perfect software solution to help you store, organize, and present your case photos quickly and easily. From the scene to the courtroom, maintain the integrity of your photographic evidence all the way through.
Easy Photo Imports
Importing case photos has never been easier. No more tediously sorting through pictures, no more waiting while they load. Import an entire folder of hundreds of case photos with a single button. Once imported, each photo will be automatically numbered and indexed, and will appear in the project’s table of contents. Or, if you prefer, import your photos one by one. Use the intuitive interface to insert each photo exactly where you want it to appear in your project.
Add Photo Captions
Fotex allows for rapid photo captioning on either the table of contents, or while the photos are in thumbnail view. Just click and type, and each caption will be automatically formatted and added to the project’s table of contents.
Edit Photos in Fotex
Once images are imported into Fotex, they may be edited in program without affecting the original image file - maintaining the integrity of the evidence. Flip, crop, rotate, and adjust the brightness of images with ease. Add labels to photos to really highlight the integral details, and crop unnecessary portions with easy-to-use grips. Not happy with the edits? Undo your changes with the click of a button.
On import, each photo’s metatdata will be instantly formatted and displayed beside the appropriate image. The Fotex metatdata managers allow you to quickly set which pieces of metadata you want displayed, and which ones you don’t.
Create Interactive Photo Map
One of the most powerful features of Fotex is the Photo Map. This item in your project allows you, or anyone reviewing your project, to instantly understand the position and direction of the photographs in relation to the incident scene. Import a Google Earth image from within Fotex, or bring in an already created scene diagram. Then, drag your photo markers onto the Photo Map to indicate where each photo was taken. Once completed, hovering over any marker will bring the photo taken at that location into view, thus allowing an instant understanding of the spatial relationship between your photographic evidence and the overall scene.
Auto-generate a GPS Photo Map
Many modern cameras assign latitude and longitude information to the photo properties. Using this information, the software engineers at ARAS 360 have determined how to automatically plot those photo positions. So, for those with GPS enabled cameras, creating a GPS map with Google Earth is even easier. Access Google Earth directly from Fotex. Then, use the Fotex navigator to select and place an accurate satellite image on the Photo Map page. Finally, choose the option to auto-plot the photos using GPS functionality. Each photo will be instantly positioned on the map and hovering over any marker will bring the photo taken at that location into view.
Export a Project
Once complete, export a Fotex project as a custom slideshow, a pre-formatted MS Word document, a complete PowerPoint slideshow, or an Adobe PDF – ready for court presentation. Fotex projects may also be encrypted to render them more secure when being stored or transmitted. This may be beneficial if a confidential case project is being stored on a laptop or being transferred via a flash drive or other portable means.