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Upload images and files

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Last updated June 05, 2018

You can drag and drop files into Dovetail notes, tag descriptions, and insights. Simply select one or multiple files on your computer and drag them into the editor area:

Screenshot of dragging an image into Dovetail

Files appear straight away, but the upload happens in the background. You can continue working while your files are uploading; just don’t close your browser window.

File types

Dovetail supports all files, however only images show previews. Feel free to add other files like audio, video, documents, spreadsheets, and zip files, but you’ll need to open these with your browser as Dovetail can’t open these file types.

Opening and downloading a file

To download a file, click Open (Diagonal arrow) or click the Actions (···) menu, then Open. Dovetail generates a secure access URL for you to open and download files. For security purposes, this URL expires after 15 minutes.

Screenshot of the Open button on a file in Dovetail

Image previews

Dovetail will automatically generate image previews for JPEG, PNG, WebP, TIFF, GIF and SVG files. Click the Actions (···) menu in the top right of an image, then click Hide preview to hide the image preview.

Screenshot of the Actions (···) menu on an image in Dovetail

Managing files

You can copy and paste files between notes and projects and delete files by removing them from your note, tag description, or insight. Dovetail will keep track of where files are referenced and automatically delete files that have no references.

File limits

Please see our Technical limits for information.


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