Image Attachments

Codebook's Image Attachments feature lets you store sensitive and important images and PDF files securely in your encrypted database. This can be useful for securely archiving vital documents and identification cards, such as:

  • Driver's Licenses
  • Insurance Policies
  • Social Security Cards
  • Birth Certificates
  • Legal Documents and Contracts

In Codebook you store images and PDF files as attachments to your Entry records. They can be viewed right along side your Fields in the Images tab of the Entry view.

The Images view displays your attached files in a grid using thumbnail icons. On macOS and Windows, the Images view offers a List view in addition to the Thumbnail view, displaying more details about the attachment (name, type, modified date). In addition, the file names of image attachments are editable on macOS and Windows (though we encourage you to retain any filename extension when doing so).

Image attachments are limited to a maximum file size of 10MB.

Codebook allows you to add any files that your system recognizes as image files, as well as PDF files. This includes but is not limited to the most common image file types:

  • JPEG
  • PNG
  • GIF

Image files that use platform-specific encodings may not be viewable on all platforms. For instance, HEIC files on macOS and iOS are not viewable in Codebook on Android and Windows.

When adding images to Codebook, if an image is above the maximum file size, Codebook will offer to compress the images during import. Images are converted to JPEG format before compressing. PDF files will not be compressed. Codebook will prompt you before compressing images during import, giving you a chance to cancel the operation, as well as an option to proceed while excluding any oversized files instead of compressing them.

Codebook offers the ability to export individual images (that is, to store them outside of Codebook or use them in another app) on the Image view. Tap or click on any image attached to an Entry and look for the Share button (box with an up arrow). For information about bulk export, for instance if you wish to move all your images out of Codebook, see the Export documentation.

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