A image-exception placeholder normally indicates that you could not review a document yourself and therefore are providing notice of its existence to opposing counsel, but not the file itself.
In this situation, an image-exception placeholder is added to the production as a reference of the document. It will retain a single Bates number. Upon production the native file will not be included in the production. The document’s metadata will exist in the loadfile.
Note: All archives (files with extensions such as .pst, .mbox, .zip) will be automatically assigned an Image-Exception Placeholder during import. This will help prevent unintentional production of the full archive during the endorsement and export processes.
Assigning Image-Exception Placeholders
Image-exception placeholders may be assigned while examining individual documents or to all zero-page documents in a selected set via “Bulk Actions.”
Any document with both a image-exception placeholder and a native placeholder (an unusual situation) would have it’s native placeholder utilized and the corresponding native would be included in the production.