Cadrage’s built-in gallery offers a wealth of features to organize and export your images and videos. You can organize your shots into projects and scenes, rearrange them to reflect your shooting order, and export individual files or PDF shotlists.

Gallery Structure

By default, new shots are saved to All Images & Videos. This essentially works as a catch-all folder. Even if shots are assigned to a project or scene, they will always appear in chronological order under All Images & Videos. To structure your shots, you can start by creating a new project. Tap the Menu Button on the upper right to bring up the navigation panel and then tap on NEW PROJECT. Enter a name. The new project opens and is selected as the Active Project as indicated by the blue marker on the side. This means that all new images and videos will automatically be added to this project. If you would like to structure your project into scenes, you can now tap on NEW SCENE to create the first scene. Just as the All Images & Videos is a catch-all folder for the projects, the project folder shows all the items you have used in this project’s scenes.

The order of items in projects and scenes can be rearranged by drag-and-drop. This helps to pre-visualize an edit or to create the shooting order. Items in All Images & Videos cannot be sorted and will always be in chronological order.

Basic Operation

If you have used the iOS Photos app, you will feel at home in Cadrage’s gallery. To enlarge an image or video, tap its thumbnail in the overview. On the upper right, you will see the focal length of that shot. To see more information, tap SHOW DETAILS on the left. There, you can view useful information like camera and lenses used, change the title of your shot, or add notes. Scroll down to see location information including compass bearing and tilt and to view a map with a marker indicating where the shot was taken.

If you would like to see your shot without any buttons or distracting information, tap it again. All controls will be hidden. Swipe left or right to cycle through your images and videos.

To mark a shot as a favorite, tap the Heart Button. The shot will now also display a small marker on its thumbnail in the overview.

To delete a shot, simply press the Trash Button and confirm that you want to delete the item. Once you have confirmed this, the shot is gone. There is no Recently Deleted Folder or Trash Can from which you can recover it.

Exporting Files and Shotlists

To export a single image or video, tap the Export Button on the upper right when in fullscreen mode. To export multiple items, tap SELECT while in overview mode and choose the items you would like to export. Then tap the Export Button. You will have three options:

  • Export individual files (e.g. to use in your own storyboards)

  • Export a PDF shotlist

  • Move images/videos to a different project or scene (see “Working with Projects and Scenes”)

Individual files will export all selected images as JPG and all videos as MOV files. Meta data options for this can be set in Cadrage’s General Settings.

If you are exporting a PDF Shotlist, you will be asked to enter a title. You will have a choice between three meta data options:

  • NONE: Only images are exported, without any meta data (Paper Orientation: Landscape)

  • BASIC: Title, Notes, Focal Length, and Camera Setup are exported with the images (Paper Orientation: Portrait)

  • ALL: Same as Basic, plus time and date, compass bearing, a Google Maps link, and the location’s QR code.

Next, you will be able to select your Export Destination. You can select from the following:

  • Email: This requires an account in the iOS Mail app. If you are using a third-party mail app, choose “More” instead.

  • Dropbox: This requires a Dropbox account. You will need to authorize Cadrage to create a folder in your Dropbox. Images and videos will be uploaded to the folder Apps/Cadrage in your Dropbox.

  • More: This will bring up the iOS export options. Use this to export to the iOS Photos app, transfer with Airdrop, or employ other apps on your phone.

Importing Photos

If you have additional photos you took outside Cadrage you can import them into the Cadrage Gallery by tapping IMPORT on the upper right and selecting your photos. You can edit the title as well as the camera name and add notes to the shot in the gallery’s detail view so that your PDF shotlists contain all information needed.

Working with Projects and Scenes

Before starting work on a new film, it’s recommended that you create a project folder to organize your shots. Using scenes is optional but useful for larger productions. New images and videos will always be saved to the currently opened project or scene. This is also indicated in the navigation panel by a blue indicator next to the project/scene name.

When creating a scene, you must assign a name to it. The scene number is optional but is useful for scripts with many scenes. This also works with in-between scene numbers like “2A” or “A2”. If there are scenes that you would like to have numbered automatically, tap RENUMBER and bring them into the desired order using drag-and-drop. Once you are satisfied, tap APPLY.

To delete or rename a scene, Swipe Left on its entry in the navigation panel to bring up the context menu. The same can be done for projects but not while the project is open. Tap on < All Project in the upper left of the navigation panel and edit projects from there.

To move images and videos between projects and scenes, select the items you would like to move, tap the Export Button on the upper right, and tap MOVE. Select the target scene or project and tap the blue MOVE button.

If you would like to remove items from a project or scene without deleting them, tap the Trash Button and choose ONLY REMOVE FROM PROJECT or SCENE.