Using Snapshot to Create and Add Custom Markups to the Tool Chest (2018)


The Snapshot Tool lets you copy any portion of a PDF, such as a logo, symbol, text, or image. This content is automatically saved onto your Windows Clipboard and will maintain the vector data and image quality of the original. You can paste it back into the PDF or another Windows application that supports an image, such as Microsoft Office.

Relevant Product 

Bluebeam® Revu® 2018 

The Snapshot tool in Revu allows you to copy and paste markups and content in a PDF.

Creating a markup from a snapshot is easy to do.

  1. Open a PDF in Revu.
  2. Go to Edit Snapshot , then click and drag a rectangle around the desired elements. 
    Alternatively, you can click multiple points around the area you want to copy.
  3. Paste (Ctrl+V) a copy of the snapshot into the PDF.
  4. Right-click on the snapshot that you just pasted, click Add to Tool Chest and then select which tool set to save it to.

You can use the Group feature to create a single element from multiple images, snapshots and markups to create a custom markup.

  1. Select the desired elements using the Select  or Lasso  tool.
  2. Right-click the selection and then click Group.
  3. Right-click on the group and click Add to Tool Chest.

Snapshot Preferences

To access the Snapshot preferences, go to Revu > Preferences (Ctrl+K) and select Tools from the sidebar on the left. Snapshot preferences appear at the bottom of the Markup tab.

Snapshot Resolution: Sets the DPI at which raster snapshots will be taken. Generally the setting should be between 96 and 300 DPI.

Take Vector Snapshots: Preserves the vector elements of the snapshot region as vector data. The information stores much more efficiently and generates high-resolution representation of the snapshot region. If this option is not checked a raster or bitmapped image will be taken.

Include Markups in Snapshots: If left unchecked, only the underlying PDF content will be included in the snapshot.

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