Versions in our design proofing tool are the project assets updated according to the annotations made to the previous iteration. Since they are different variations of the same file, it is preferable for them to be in one place.
Why are they necessary?
Graphic design version control is necessary as it is next to impossible to hit the ‘perfect’ mark with the very first version. Chances are, your design project will have a few of them. Applying changes from version to version, you move the project forward closer to its final goal.
Problem with graphic design versioning
Usually, to keep track of versions, designers give the files updated names like “EL FIN”, “EL FIN 1”, “EL FIN 1111111”, and etc. This is messy and inconvenient as you still will have to look through them to make sure you get the right one. Approval Studio rids you of this problem.
Upload New Version
When the new iteration is ready, upload it to the project.
The name will remain, but the cycle will change to the next one.
Work on the Asset
All file options will be applicable to the new version.
Reviewing the new design iteration
When you open the file in our design review tool, the latest version will open by default. Every version will have the same file name, but different versions will be marked accordingly as “v1”, “v2”, and so on. You can switch to the previous version at any time.
Keep track of all annotations
Annotations made to previous versions will still be visible when you switch to them and will not interfere with the new design cycles. The number of annotations applied to each iteration will be displayed in a blue circle in the corner.
Work on the new version
Whatever feature or review tool mode you choose to work with your file – annotate, compare, spell check, or any other of our features – your actions will apply to the current version you are reviewing.
Make a decision
When you get to make the final review decision, the Approve and Request changes buttons will mean you approve or reject the latest version uploaded.
Try our selective approval feature
Since Approval Studio basically works as a design versioning tool, you can choose specific versions to approve. If you have selective approval enabled, you can tick the versions or files that you want to approve. The rest will be rejected automatically.
Request new version upload
Our PRO users can request changes from their designers and assign a corresponding task with a request to upload a new file. This way, you can have
even more control over your iteration design process.
Keep track of graphic design cycles
No need to write EL FIN 30 times
Work on design versions individually
Make use of selective approval feature
Stop wasting time on figuring out new version names.