Today, many enterprises are globally distributed and operate in a multi-language setting. For example, a car manufacturer creates images of his portfolio and uploads them to a digital asset management system. Car dealers from around the world search this database to retrieve the latest product photos and brochures. They will only find relevant material if [...]
We know that companies have very limited resources to import metadata. So what’s better than Lutz Heymann’s Cumulus Importer 8.6 that automatically ingests metadata?
A simple field formula enables Cumulus to time stamp metadata edits, so you’ll know who edited what, and when.
This Term of the Month explains how Canto Cumulus categories offer the best of both worlds—and then some. Once you understand the potential of categories, you’ll wonder how you ever managed to tag and organize files without them!
By default, Cumulus stores metadata in catalogs, which are separate from assets. This offers a number of advantages over systems that force you to store metadata inside assets, but sometimes storing metadata inside assets is important. Fortunately, Cumulus enables you to do both! This Term of the Month explains what metadata write-back is, when it [...]
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 [...]
Metadata is certainly a more common term now than it was when Cumulus 1.0 first shipped, almost 20 years ago, but newcomers to digital asset management might not have a complete idea of what types of metadata exist, or what can be done with them. This Term of the Month explores metadata—where it comes from, [...]
Creating and sharing custom metadata templates is an easy task in any Cumulus edition. Metadata consistency is important for most organizations, and shared metadata templates make it easy for users to enter standardized information, with absolutely no input errors.
But what about you? What about your needs?
Cumulus also makes it easy for you to create personal metadata templates that are accessible to only you, and no one else. Find yourself entering metadata that’s unique to you or your personal workflow over and over again? Then, it’s time for personal metadata templates!
Let’s say, for example, you have 10 metadata fields in a view set view. The first five are about the asset’s dimensions, and the last five are about its status. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to add labels above each group of fields to make their purpose clearer? Or, what about adding instructions [...]