How to "copy effects" to all images in an album


How to “copy effects” to all images in an album


Redacting sensitive information from a large number of images can be a tedious and time-consuming task. CaseGuard Studio’s “Copy Effects to” manual feature is a game-changer for users who require consistent redactions across standardized images.

With this feature, you can easily replicate redactions from one image to all other images in your Album. Without the use of any Artificial Intelligence, “Copy Effects to” saves users repeated efforts from manually recreating the same redaction box over images with consistent redaction needs.  After applying your first manual redaction box, you can copy it onto the entire Album with just a few clicks.

For example, if you need to redact Personal Identifiable Information (PII) such as a Name, Address, or a company logo from a set of 100 images, you can apply a redaction box over that information in one image, then apply “Copy Effect to” on all other images in the Album. This ensures the same effect, shape, color, and/or redaction reason is applied to all redactions in the following images. If you are aiming for professional redactions without effort, this feature is a great start!

After applying all redactions, you can export the Album. The exported file appears as a slideshow in the Project Files Panel. Additionally, you can locate images as individual files on your computer within the “Redacted Album” folder in your projects directory. This added convenience ensures a quick review and post-redaction process for the user.

Follow the Steps to Apply “Copy Effects to” on all Images in an Album!

  • Open or Create your project in CaseGuard Studio.
  • Create an Album by clicking the “Create Album” icon Create album icon.
  • Select the “Manual Image” button Manual Image icon from the left toolbar and draw a redaction box on the object you would like to redact.
  • Right-click on the redaction box and select “Copy Effect to.


  • The “Copy Effect” popup will appear. You can apply the effect to the entire file or to a part of it.
    • To add a “Selected Range,” you can select the “Metric” as Frame or Time, and then enter the appropriate “Start” and “End” fields.


  • Click “Apply” and the redaction box will be copied to all the images in the Album.
  • Use the Left Arrow Key on your keyboard or 1 frame forward icon from the player to browse your images one by one, adjust the redaction box on any image if needed.
  • Once you have applied redaction to the entire Album, click  Export Icon  “Export” from the Shortcuts Bar or the Task List Panel to process the file. The redacted file will appear in the Project Files Panel.
  • In the Export Options window under “Additional Export Options” there are two export modes:
    • Redaction Export Mode: exports the files with the redactions applied as a final export, default setting.
    • Review Export Mode: the exported file redactions will have semi-transparent redactions so that they can be shared for review instead of the final redactions.
      • To view each image individually, you can locate them in your projects directory on your computer within the folder named “Redacted Album.”

Exported Album Manual Image

Let’s See it in Action!

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