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Investigating ICC Profiles

The ICC Colour profile is not always understood by those who are not directly involved with graphic design – but it is an important element for anyone producing graphical content. The metadata attached to an image includes the type of camera, lens, exposure, shutter speed, colour and other information, depending on the device’s settings. The International Colour Consortium Profile Format (ICC Profile), describes the colour of pixels within a digital image file. How does your DAM manage ICC Profiles?…read more

HOW TO Use Cumulus Filters for Searching

Digital asset management is all about finding what you want, right? Well, sometimes limiting what you find can help you find what you need even faster. Filters are a quick way to tailor your searches in order to locate the exact image or graphic you require. This little how-to shows you the different filters such as File Format, you can use to refine your search….read more

Information Bulletin September 2015

• DataBasics Pricing Alert
• Canto News: DAM Summit for Partners and Customers 21-22 September
• Cumulus X News : Cumulus 10.01 released
• Cumulus Product End of Life / Support
• Canto Flight iPad App
• HINTS n TIPS: Image / File Duplication Control in Web Client
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HOW TO Edit Metadata for Multiple Files

Use the bulk edit function in Cumulus Web Client to Replace, Add, Clear, Insert or Remove all metadata from the selected files in one go. A significant feature is the ability to append and prepend keywords to existing keywords without replacing them. Simply select the files you want to change, choose edit from the tools menu, and then use the options to update the metadata….read more

Information Bulletin October 2015

• Canto DAM Summit 2015 Wrap-up
• DataBasics Recent Webinars
• Henry Stewart DAM LA Conference and Canto Webinar
• HELIOS News: Document Hub for iOS 8/9, Android & more
• HELIOS at SMPTE Tech Conference – Hollywood 26-29 October
• HINTS n TIPS: HOW-TO Create a Controlled Vocabulary…read more

Image Library Requirements Guideline

image library

If you’re tasked with designing and implementing a DAM Image Library within your workplace, there are simple steps you can take during the early planning phase that will make the process a whole lot easier for you. One of the first things to do is to looks closely at your users requirements: business managers, consumers, stakeholders and content contributors – to determine the business rules and key requirements needed. In this guideline, we give you some of the questions you need to ask ……read more

Canto DAM Summit 2015

Summit Conference

The DAM Summit hosted by Canto in Giessen, Germany, has been an opportunity for the visiting DataBasics team, Ricky Patten and Robert Krause, to exchange information and ideas related to Digital Asset Management and discover how other companies are using Canto’s digital asset management applications, Cumulus and Flight, to revolutionise creative workflows. …read more

Information Bulletin November 2015

• DataBasics launches new Technical Support System
• DataBasics Webinars: DAM Deployment Options – 1 December
• Canto News: Cumulus 10 Updates
• Flight JFK Release Features
• DataBasics Blog: Flight and Cold Storage
• HINTS n TIPS: HOW TOs for Cumulus – Bulk Editing Metadata…read more

Digital Asset and Collection Management – Integrating the Systems

China collection

While Collection Management Systems (CMS) and Digital Asset Management (DAM) solutions complement each other quite well, when two systems need to interact, maintaining them to ensure that both databases are current and up-to-date can be a challenge….read more

Digital Asset Management: What is it and why is it important for GLAMs


Within the GLAMs sector, Information and Collection Managers play an important role in managing and maintaining historical records and all business information. In the past this related to documenting physical collections and artifacts and storing text-based data about each item in a Collection Management System (CMS). With the rise in digital imaging and the need to now manage digitised files of images, photos, graphics and presentations, an emerging trend is the integration of CMS with DAM – Digital Asset Management solutions. …read more