It’s much faster and easier to search for a file extension like .jpg than to query by file format such as “JPEG image.” Often you know your file extension rather than the exact wording of it’s full file format which might include version numbers, etc. Here’s how you can create a field containing the extension of a file in Cumulus.
Ever wondered how you can view all image dimensions at a glance in thumbnail view? The answer is to add a few simple fields and field formulas to your catalog. Instead of adding Horizontal Pixels, Vertical Pixels, Horizontal Resolution, Image Width, Image Height and Vertical Resolution to your views (which would use up important screen real estate [...]
A lot of administrative and automated tasks and activities in Cumulus require you to use your “super user” or root user, as it is sometimes called. In automated scenarios this user (along with it’s password) is stored in text files on the server. This tip shows you how to encrypt your Cumulus user password so [...]
In a move to provide more value to our users we are going to provide a regular ‘Tip of the Month.’ By sharing our expertise we hope you’ll find some useful nuggets to streamline and/or enrich your use of Cumulus. In our first tip we look at adding location-based data. Do your employees need to [...]
If your organization has accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Digg or other social media sites, learn how you can link right to your Cumulus-cataloged files from within your social media posts.
A simple field formula enables Cumulus to time stamp metadata edits, so you’ll know who edited what, and when.
Even the best Canto Cumulus category hierarchies can become so “deep” that they confuse users. To simplify file finding in your catalogs, use Cumulus related categories to “flatten” things a bit. It’s a solution so easy and elegant, you’ll be kicking yourself for not thinking about it sooner. (Or, maybe you did!)
Canto Cumulus can add metadata right inside your photo files, which means no matter where those files go, it will be clear who owns them, how they may be used and—best of all—how to contact you for further license or purchase info. Learn how you can make sure your important notices go out with every [...]
Cumulus Servers running in demo mode offer some powerful, hidden advantages. Learn how you can turn demo Servers into instructional tools, test laboratories, and even your own army of Vault servers.
Did you know Cumulus can notify you via email when certain metadata values are entered into asset records? This Power Tip shows how easy it is to set up email notifications to keep your workflow flowing!