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Understanding Differences Between the Web Proofing Viewer and the Desktop Proofing Viewer

Workfront provides two different proofing viewers:

The following sections list and compare the capabilities of the three proofing viewers:

Video Proofs

Feature

 

Web Proofing Viewer

(Video and Static only)

Desktop Proofing Viewer

(Video, Static, Interactive)

Open video proofs ✓*
Buffering ✓*
Review using time ✓*
Review using frames or timecode ✓*
Review faster or slower ✓*
Volume regulation ✓* 
full-screen mode ✓* 
Range comments ✓* 
Loop video proofs (videos finish and start automatically) ✓* 
Advanced video shortcuts ✓ (for more information, see "Keyboard Shortcuts") ✓* 

* This functionality works only if the Desktop Proofing Viewer is configured as the default viewer for all proofs.

Static Proofs

Feature

 

Web Proofing Viewer

(Video and Static only)

Desktop Proofing Viewer

(Video, Static, Interactive)

Open static proofs ✓*
Single, magazine, and continuous views ✓*
Panning ✓*
Zooming ✓* 
Rotate ✓* 
Measurement tool ✓ (set a custom-sized area) ✓* 
Thumbnail view ✓* 
Static proof navigator ✓* 
Document search ✓* 
Post comment on multiple pages ✓ (available on all views) ✓* (available on all views)
Advanced static proof shortcuts ✓ (for more information, see "Keyboard Shortcuts") ✓* (for more information, see "Keyboard Shortcuts")

* This functionality works only if the Desktop Proofing Viewer is configured as the default viewer for all proofs.

Interactive Proofs

Feature

 

Web Proofing Viewer

(Video and Static only)

Desktop Proofing Viewer

(Video, Static, Interactive)

Open interactive proofs Not applicable
View content in various screen sizes Not applicable
View content for various devices Not applicable
Review unsecured (HTTP) sites Not applicable
Review iFrame-protected sites (sites that are protected from being viewed within an iFrame) Not applicable

Commenting

Feature

 

Web Proofing Viewer

(Video and Static only)

Desktop Proofing Viewer

(Video, Static, Interactive)

Add, delete, and edit comments

Add and delete replies

Rectangle, arrow, line, freehand, and highlight markup tools

Polyline tool

Crop mask markup tools

 Not planned Not planned

Text selection markup tool

✓ Static proofs only Planned for the future (static proofs, only)

Change markup color

✓ (32 colors available)  ✓ (32 colors available) 

Change markup opacity

 

Change markup thickness

 

Cut, copy, and paste markups

Not planned  Not planned 

Undo and redo last operation

Not planned  Not planned 

Duplicate markups

Not planned  Not planned 
Set actions to comments ✓ (Actions are visible on comments immediately after the action is set)

Set markup color as default

 

Resolve comments

 

Lock comments

Not planned  Not planned 

Tag users

Resume comments

View the comment list in a compact view

 

View the comment list in a standard, full, or single view

Planned for the future Planned for the future

Search comments

Filter comments by user

Filter comments and replies by user

Sort comments

Comment auto-updates

Decisions 

Feature

 

Web Proofing Viewer

(Video and Static only)

Desktop Proofing Viewer

(Video, Static, Interactive)

Make decisions
Customize decisions

Compare Proofs

Feature

 

Web Proofing Viewer

(Video and Static only)

Desktop Proofing Viewer

(Video, Static, Interactive)

Compare different versions of proofs
Compare separate proofs  

Proof Operations

Feature

 

Web Proofing Viewer

(Video and Static only)

Desktop Proofing Viewer

(Video, Static, Interactive)

Change the proof version   
Create a new version

Available only when using proofing within Workfront Proof

(Planned for the future when proofing within Workfront)
(18.3)

 
Available o when proofing within Workfront Proof

(Planned for the future when proofing within Workfront)
(18.3)

Review proof details 
Review proof workflows
Edit workflow stages  Not planned Not planned
Share proofs
Get team URL
Change email notifications Planned for future 18.3 Planned for future
Download original file
Lock and unlock proofs and stages
Print proof summary
Delete proofs
Manage proofs from the same folder Available only when proofing in Workfront Proof Available only when proofing in Workfront Proof
Branding (custom logos)  
(Workfront Logo on launch page)
Custom links (Workfront Proof only) Not planned  Not planned 
Basecamp integrations (Workfront Proof only)  Planned for future 18.3 Planned for future
Presence indicator 
Proof auto-updates (permission changes and new versions) ✓ 

Miniviewer

Feature

 

Web Proofing Viewer

(Video and Static only)

Desktop Proofing Viewer

(Video, Static, Interactive)

Embedded code Planned for future for static and native video proofs Not supported 

Translations 

Feature

 

Web Proofing Viewer

(Video and Static only)

Desktop Proofing Viewer

(Video, Static, Interactive)

Support languages other than English

 

This article last updated on 2018-11-26 21:48:41 UTC