Shift offers a full-fledged review and approval experience for supported image types. These features include highlighting, searching the image, on-image drawings, and threaded comments. Along with that, you can search and filter these comments for better organization of feedback.


If you would like to comment on an image, click the Add Comment button.

This will bring up the login modal.

If you are creating an account for the first time, select "Create a new Shift Account." Enter your name and email address to create a user profile, which you can then use to comment on any future links. This account is activated by clicking through the new-account email that is sent.

You can also create an account by logging in with Google, Slack, Apple, or Microsoft authentication.

For SSO users, select the “Sign in with Shift option” to be taken through your company’s login screen.

Annotate the Image

There are several options for annotation: highlight, strikeout, text box, shapes, and free-form drawing. Each type of annotation can have a comment linked to it.

To leave a comment, select one of these options and perform the action to bring up the commenting field.


Next to Annotate is the Shapes option, which allows you to mark up your image with a number of options: arrows, polylines, regular lines, rectangles, ellipses, cloud, and free hand.

Note that the default stroke width is 1pt, though you can adjust the stroke width, color, and opacity.

Comment Functionality

Comments can be filtered, searched, and sorted so that an image of any size and with any amount of comments can be organized.

Select the filter option to show only comments by a specific author or type.

Select the sort option to show comments in a preferred sort order instead of the default, which is page number and placement upon the page.

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