Viewing files

How do I view files on the platform?

The Pennsieve platform has viewers tailored to the data types supported in the platform.

To view your files, simply click on the eyeball icon when hovering over a file:


Alternatively, you can open the viewer for a file from within the file details page by clicking on the Open Viewer button:


All viewers have a primary window where data is displayed and supporting tools accessible along the left and right side bars. A data viewer, depending on the type of the file, employs a set of tools to facilitate navigating the file and marking it up with metadata.

Tools are available in the left and right hand panels. Tools in the left hand panel are generally action oriented (creating an annotation on a slide, marking an event on time series data, etc.). Tools in the right hand panel are generally for viewing and navigating attributes of the file (active discussions, annotations, etc.).