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Add Additional Informational Photos to an Inspection Report from

Finished the inspection but need to add more informational photos that were not taken within the app? Use this guide.

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Written by Kevin Wagstaff
Updated over a week ago

When logged in to from a desktop or laptop computer, you'll first need to transfer any photos from your device to your desktop hard drive.

There are a few different ways you can transfer these photos.

  • To email the photos to yourself:

    • Open the email app of your choice on your phone or tablet.

    • Add your email address as the recipient.

    • For the subject line, use something related to what you're sending so that you know what email to look out for.

    • Select the paperclip icon to attach a photo. Find the photo in your gallery and confirm it's the one you want to send.

    • Send the email. You don't need to add text in the body of the email.

    • On your computer, go to your email and find the email you sent yourself.

  • To Transfer photos from an Android device to a Windows with a USB cable:

    • Unlock your phone with your password or fingerprint.

    • Connect the Android phone to the computer using a micro-USB or USB-C to USB cord. Ideally, this is the same cord that came with your phone.

    • Swipe down from the top of the screen on the Android device. At the bottom of the notification list, select Android System USB charging this device.

    • A new modal window opens, listing the options for how the device can handle the USB connection. Choose Transfer files.

      The Transfer files option
    • A notification appears on Windows letting you know that the system is setting up the device.

      Android device connected to Windows 10

    • When you see the notification from Windows letting you know that the device is ready, open Windows Explorer to access your files.

    • When Windows Explorer opens up, select This PC from the left menu pane.

      "This PC" in Windows

    • Choose your device under Devices and drives.

      An Android phone in Windows Devices

    • Choose the Android device's internal storage.

      Select Android internal storage on Windows 10

    • The root of the Android device's SD card user storage appears in Windows Explorer. You can access photos on the device in DCIM and any downloaded pictures and screenshots under Pictures. Copy and paste any of these files onto your Windows PC.

      DCIM and Pictures folders in an Android phone

  • To transfer photos from an iPhone to a Mac computer:

    • Connect the iPhone to the computer with the cord it came with. If you have a newer Apple computer, you might need an adapter.

    • Unlock the phone. If a prompt appears, tap Trust to confirm the device you've connected to is safe.

    • The Photos app should open automatically. If not, open it by clicking the Photos icon in the Dock, Finder window, or Launchpad.

    • Under the Import to menu, choose whether to move photos to your general Photos library or a new folder in it.

      The Import to menu in Photos

    • Optionally, select the Delete items after import check box to remove the photos from your phone after transferring to Photos.

      The "Delete items after import" option in Photos

    • To import every photo on your phone that isn't already in your Photos library, click Import All New Items.

      The "Import All New Items" button in Photos

    • To only import certain images, click them (click and drag to choose multiples), and then click Import Selected.

      The "Import selected" button in Photos

    • Photos will bring in the images. You can find them later on the Imports tab under the date you imported them.

      A photo import in Photos

Once you've transferred your photos to your computer:

  • From your dashboard, click on the inspection you would like to edit.

    • Inspections can be found in your list of today's inspections, your calendar, your "IN-PROGRESS" list at the bottom of the dashboard, or your "ALL INSPECTIONS" list.

      Dashboard 2022-12-08 at 2.17.03 PM

  • On the "INSPECTION DETAILS" page, under "REPORTS", click the "EDIT" button.

    Skitch 2022-12-08 at 2.20.07 PM

  • Navigate to the section you wish to add photos to and click on the comment

  • Scroll down to the button that reads "+ PHOTO"

  • Select the image you would like to insert. You can either double-click on the photo, or click on the photo once and then click OPEN:

Screen Recording 2022-12-08 at 02.23.36 PM

You can add a tag or caption to your photo too!

For more beginner tips, check out the Getting Started and Spectora Basics categories in our knowledge base.

Happy inspecting!

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