The Drawing Module can be accessed via the Paintbrush button in the Add Consult window or from the patient Image Browser window. It provides tools to edit and draw on photos or on images stored as templates.
A single click on a template on the right hand side of the drawing window will preview the image underneath the template list. You can then drag and drop the image from the preview into the drawing canvas for annotation in relation to your current patient. You can drag more than one image onto the canvas for annotation.
You can retrieve images from the patient's image folder by clicking on the Get Pictures from Patients Folder button in the top right of the drawing window. The blue folder beside this allows you to browse for an image anywhere on your machine to annotate.
If you choose an image that has not been referenced previously, you will receive the prompt below.
If this is an image you will only use for this patient (e.g. a photograph of this patient that you would like to annotate), select Patient. If this is an image you will use for many patients (e.g. a new image for generalised use), select Referenced.
Use the tools to the left of the canvas area to add text boxes, shapes and other features to the images.
Selecting Multiple Images
To select multiple images on the canvas, click the Selection tool and Shift+click each object. To select all objects, click and drag to create a selection area over all objects. To move all selected objects together, hold Shift whilst dragging the selected objects across the canvas.
To rotate an image Ctrl+click and drag on one of the blue selection markers.
If an object is resizeable, one of the selection markers will be green which you can click and drag to resize
Right-clicking on an object will result in a menu.
Move to...: this feature is used when you have overlapping objects that you would like to arrange in order of front to back.
Flip...: flips the selected object.
If the Drawing Module was accessed via the Consult window then clicking OK will save the image to the patients consult notes. You also have the option of saving the image in the patients list of images for access via the Image Browser by clicking the Save as an image in the Patient's attachment folder button.
You can access a previously saved drawing by opening the relevant consultation record, and clicking on the Drawing Template button. Select Edit a drawing attached to this consultation and highlight the required drawing from the presented list.
Additionally, you can add a new or delete an attached drawing for this consultation.
If the drawing module was accessed via the Image Browser window, then clicking OK in the drawing window will permanently save any changes made to the image.
Creating Drawing Templates
If you do not wish to use a template, you can simply draw freehand onto the canvas. You can then save the new image as a template for future use by clicking on the Save as an editable SVG template button.