From metadata prefillers, approval workflows, to usage asset history, these are the features of Cumulus Web Client users told us they loved the most. In no particular order we present some of the major features of Cumulus that make it the #1 digital asset management system. Comment on files and annotate. Mention other users to notify them with a direct link to the comments page. Send download and upload links to externals – and so much more!.
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DAM is prone to implementation mistakes that can make your project seem like a complete and utter waste of money. BUT KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.
This is a report of some of the most common DAM project mistakes, sourced from phone interviews with 32 companies that had implemented DAM in the last 5 years.
Controlled vocabulary and metadata are important terms to consider when implementing a DAM as they define how your users will search and retrieve your digital assets. Digital assets that you can’t find are not your assets. Have you ever run into a problem when searching for oranges but getting everything from sunsets to flowers? Just because you’re using ORANGE to identify fruit and also colour. Keywording or tagging is the way to identify unique elements to make them easily found and retrieved and their management is through the use of a controlled vocabulary.
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?
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.