User Guide

About Datgel Photo Tool

The Datgel Photo Tool gINT Add-In makes it quick and easy to link, organise and print core box photos, test pit photos, surface photos, sketches and more in gINT.

The photos are recorded in a table in gINT and sorted by depth or image number. Metadata such as date taken and description are also retrieved automatically. Included with the Photo Tool are graphic table and log reports, which can output your photos, grouped by PointID, ordered by depth or image number, and layouts of 1, 2 or 4 photos per page are available.

You need to complete the installation procedure (see Installation and Licensing) and activate (see Datgel Product Licensing System User Guide) before you can use the Photo Tool.

New in Version program 4.0 / gINT Files 6.0 

  1. Toolbox installer
  2. Generation 3 license system
  3. Reports renamed to start with PHOTO
  4. POINT_OPTIONS.Image_Depth_Format
  5. New reports for Core photo landscape 2 per page

New in Version 3.2

  1. .NET 4.8
  2. Bug fix for error thrown when PROJECT_OPTIONS table didn't have a record
  3. Full English/USCS Unit support
  4. Single .exe installer
  5. Extended validation code signing certificate, to avoid windows warning during installation

  6. Full English/USCS Unit support, and Letter page size reports

New in Version 3.1

  1. Single User Hardware Key support for Win 8, Win 8.1 and Server 2012
  2. AGS RTA database structure no longer supported
  3. Option to control the logo in reports using the new field Office in Project table
  4. New report Letter page sizes
  5. Options moved to PROJECT_OPTIONS table, including:
    1. User definable end of PointID flag
    2. Image Depth Format
    3. Existing, Parent Initial Image Folder

New in Version 3.0

  1. Tool now supports gINT Professional Plus SQL Server databases, as well as Access databases
  2. New field to support SQL Server: PROJECT.Parent_Initial_Image_Folder; Optional for Access, required for SQL Server. Stores the parent folder/directory path containing the sub-folders of images
  3. Reports now accept Image Number with Alphanumeric strings, and will order photos
  4. File naming validation reported when linking images, including:
    1. File extension
    2. Non-existent PointIDs
    3. Depth > Bottom
    4. Depth or Bottom > Hole Depth
  5. User definable order of Image Types in combo box on Photo Tool form
  6. Library reporting code optimised and reorganised

New in Version 2.0

  1. Description text configuration, to allow the user full control over what identification and description information displays below the photos on reports.
  2. New images types
  3. Title block on Graphic Table reports, making the reports instantly usable and presentable.
  4. Example log showing images by depth, which allows you to copy the example of a downhole image into your existing gINT log report.
  5. More graphic table reports for samples and vibrocores.
  6. Hardware Key licensing with Single User and Network options
  7. Improved documentation

About this Document

This document describes how to install and use the Datgel Photo Tool gINT Add-In. It is intended for use by new and existing gINT users, and should be read in conjunction with gINT's documentation.

Related documents

  • Bentley gINT User Guides, installed with gINT and stored in this folder: C:\Program Files (x86)\Bentley\gINTCL\docs


You are eligible for support and maintenance if the DSM subscription for your license is current. For technical support please email or call +61 2 8202 8600 or +65 6631 9780.

Please check that you have named the files and folder correctly (as described in Linking images to the database) before contacting us.

System Requirements


  • The product runs optimally using gINT Professional or gINT Professional Plus, version 8.20.800.00 (2/Jul/2010) or higher.

Hardware and Operating System

Windows 7 and Server 2008 or later, otherwise no additional system requirements to those for gINT.

Required Windows Components

  1. Windows Installer 4.5
  2. .NET 4.8 Framework

Conventions and typography used in this guide







Used to indicate a series of menu commands, e.g. Select File > Open.


Used to indicate a gINT Application Group, Application, Table Group or Table , e.g. DATA DESIGN | Project Database.

Bold Text

Items you must select, command buttons, or items in a list, e.g. Navigate to UTILITIES | Convert Projects (4th tab).

Italics Emphasis

Use to emphasize the importance of a point such as parameters, e.g. Data Entry – Check Omit Must Save prompt when save is required.


Names of keys on the keyboard, for example, SHIFT, CTRL, or ALT.


Key combinations, for example CTRL+P, or ALT+F4.

Code Snippet

Indicates a code snippet within a paragraph.

Code sample

Indicates a sample program codes inserted in user guide e.g.

public override string ToString ()
File name or path

Used for formatting file name and paths e.g. abc lib.glb or V:\10 gINT\Datgel Install Files.


Database table name, e.g. POINT_TABLE.


Database field name; e.g. PointID.

Command line

Command line, presented exactly as it must be entered e.g. cdir.

Field Colours

Each of the fields in the project tables have been coloured to improve the data entry process as indicated the following table.

 Field Colour

Field Name and Explanation


gINT Key Field – mandatory data entry

Pastel Purple

AGS Data – data associated with the AGS Data Interchange Format

Pastel Green

Calculated Field – data is written to this field by Datgel's code

Brown - Green

Data Enter and Calculated field

Pastel Beige

Data Entry Field – data should be entered into this field, or data in this field influences the calculation

Pastel Red

Legacy Data Field – historic data entered here, is typically from an old database

Pastel Blue

Output Option – used to control how data displays on a report

Pastel Orange

Remark or Metadata Field – additional data associated with the primary information



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