Shift offers a full-fledged review and approval experience for supported image types. Features include threaded comments and annotations with shapes, text, and freehand drawings. You can also search and filter comments if, for example, you are looking for a particular person's feedback.


To comment on an image in a Review Link, click the "Add Comment" button along the top of the page.

This will open the login window.

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. Activate your account by clicking through the new-account email you receive.

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 go through your company’s login screen.

Annotate Images

Annotation options, including text boxes, shapes, and freehand-drawing tools, are available at the top of the page. Each type of annotation can be linked to a comment that appears on the right side of the page.

To leave a comment, start annotating the image. This will display a commenting field in the right drawer.


Click "Shapes" in the top center to mark up your image with arrows, polylines, regular lines, rectangles, and other options.

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

Comments Panel

Comments can be filtered, searched, and sorted in the comments section on the right.

Select "Sort by" to show comments in your preferred sort order instead of the default order of page number and placement on the page.

In-Project Asset Commenting

You can also leave comments on an asset directly from your Shift project, without creating a review link. First, go to the asset and click the blue “Review Mode” button along the top of the page. This will launch a review screen with all your annotation and commenting tools.

Who Can See My In-Project Comments?

The comments you make in Review Mode are visible to other workspace users with access to the asset. Your comments are also visible in review links that feature this asset. In addition, any comments made in the review links will appear in your in-project comments section, providing you with one centralized place for all your feedback.

If your workflow requires a private review session, you can create a review link and turn on the toggle “Limit comments to this link.” This way, comments made in the review link are only visible to people with access to the review link, and comments made in the review link will not appear in your Shift project when you enter Review Mode.

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