Snapshots
Build a library of virtual memories with Breakroom's Snapshot feature. Learn how to take pictures, share them with people both in and out of Breakroom, and add pictures to your user profile.

Overview

Our Snapshot feature is a convenient tool that allows you to take and share virtual photographs from within the Breakroom viewer itself. Whether you need to capture a virtual moment for use in your company's real world marketing materials, or just want to post a selfie of your avatar on social media, Breakroom makes it easy.
The documentation below is designed to serve as a basic overview of the Snapshot tool. You'll learn how to take, edit, and share photographs, as well as how to collect and display your favorite images within your user profile.

Taking photos in Breakroom

To open the Snapshot window, simply click the Snapshot button in your bottom toolbar. You can also press Ctrl + ` on your keyboard.
Owners can use the Dashboard to enable or disable certain UI features for end users. Your toolbar's appearance may differ from that shown above.
When the Snapshot window is open, it will replace much of the existing UI on your screen. You will see the main Snapshot toolbar centered at the bottom of your screen, and an Exit Photo button in the top right corner that allows you to exit the Snapshot window.
An example of the Snapshot UI.
The Snapshot toolbar contains several different tools that allow you to focus your camera, strike a pose, and edit and embellish the photo itself. In the tables below, we'll locate and review each of these functions.

Snapshot UI walkthrough

The top of the Snapshot toolbar.
Button
Function
Camera button
Lets you select from a variety of photo angles.
Poses button
Calls up a menu of static poses that you can use to position your avatar.
Filters button
Applies a photo filter to your chosen shot.
Overlays button
Applies a variety of fun foregrounds and backgrounds to your chosen shot.
Target button
Lets you click on an avatar or specific piece of scenery to zoom in on it.
Focal point button
Lets you click on a location to manually change the focal point of your shot.
Many of these buttons will change the horizontal menu bar located immediately underneath. Be sure to scroll through all of the options and play around!
The bottom of the Snapshot toolbar.
Button or Check Option
Function
Capture as animated GIF
Allows you to capture your chosen shot as an animated GIF instead of a static photo. Once this option is checked, you can edit the "seconds" field in order to shorten or lengthen your GIF.
Capture as 360° image
Allows you to save your chosen shot as a wide-angle 360° image.
Take Photo
Finalizes your shot, and allows you to progress to the final save menu.

Saving and sharing your photos

Once you've taken the perfect photo and chosen which format you'd like to save it in, it's time to decide where you want to save it. After clicking the Take Photo button, you will progress to the final save menu.
An example of how the final Snapshot save menu may appear.
Here you can enter a name and description for your photograph. You can then decide where your photo should go. You can choose multiple options if you prefer.
  • Check the "Email to" option and enter a valid email address to send a copy of the photo to yourself or someone else.
  • Check the "Upload to library" option to add the photo to your user profile photo library.
  • Check the "Save to this computer" option to save a copy to your local hard drive.
Click the Upload/Save & Upload button to finalize your choices. You can also click the Make Profile Pic button, which, in addition to finalizing your choices, will showcase your photo in the top header of your user profile. The Retake Photo button lets you exit the save menu and start fresh.
Social media sharing options.
After you've saved your photo, you'll be given the option to share the same photo on social media. Click on the relevant button to post your photo on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

Managing your photo library

An example of the user profile photo library.
If you choose to upload a snapshot to your photo library, it will appear under the Photos tab in your user profile. This tab and any photos posted on it are visible to the general public. Other users can access your profile, click on your shared photos to enlarge them, and leave comments on them.
To delete a comment another user has left on one of your photos, follow these steps.
  1. 1.
    Click on the photo in your photo library.
  2. 2.
    Click on the Comments button in the bottom right corner.
  3. 3.
    Click on the trash can icon next to the comment you want to delete.
To delete a photo from your library entirely, click on the photo you want to delete. Then click on the trash can icon in the bottom left corner.
If you want to delete multiple photos at once, you can check the box inside each photo on the Photos tab before clicking the trash can icon.