Anytime you have a Look that requires you to use a target in the capturing of photos it is important that you understand how to properly print and use the target for best results. Below you will find all the information you need to complete one of these Looks.
1. Print the target
When printing any size target (8.5 x 11 is standard) you must print to a scale of 100% as shown below.
2. Place the target
When you need to take damage photos or gather dimensions with the target, it's important to place the target as close to the damage as possible. Please note: the target should be within the same plane as the damaged area rather than behind or in front of the damage to be measured.
See the sample below. Notice that the image shows the wall end-to-end and top-to-bottom. Showing the ceiling and floor as well as adjoining walls is important for capturing the most accurate measurements.
- Tape target flat on each wall to be measured.
- Avoid any objects or structures that may be blocking the target from view.
- Take multiple pictures when capturing any scene.
- Stay within the recommended target distance (e.g. 10-12' for 8.5x11" target).
- Mount target on or as close as possible to the area to be measured.
3. Take photos
For best results, it is important to take photos of the target looking straight on. Please note: When taking photos of a wall using your target, you MUST have the full view of the wall, which includes the floor and ceiling as shown below.
Helpful Tip: The same target can be used for multiple assignments. Printing once and keeping the target in a safe place will save you trips to the printer!