Once all approving parties—for example, clients, publicists, and art directors—have made their selections, it will be necessary to combine their Edits into one final Edit. This process does not modify the existing Edits, but creates a new Edit combining their select levels. To check for existing Edits, open the Project (or Collection), and open the Edits drop down menu.
In the example below, there are four Edits that can be combined: two from Messengers that were distributed by email, and two Edits completed by the user. Edits by other DF Studio users, if any, would also appear in this menu.
1. Click the plus sign next to the Edits menu to open the Create New Edit overlay.
2. Enter a name for the new Edit, and select the button next to “Combine selected edits” to reveal the available Edits for the Project.
3. Select two or more Edits to be combined. In this example, three available Edits can be combined into one.
4. Specify the preferred settings under the “Combination Options” section. In most cases, the default options work best, though “Give higher select levels precedence, except when killed” is very useful because it takes “kills” into account.
5. Specify which images to include in the combined Edit. In most cases, “All images” is the best option. It is also possible to restrict the combined Edit to only those images which (after combining Edits) result in a certain select level (or levels).
6. Click the button labeled “Create New Edit” to perform the combination and create the new Edit. The current view will refresh, with the new edit selected.
If there is a mistake in the creation of an Edit, the details of the Edit cannot be changed. It will be necessary to delete the Edit and create a new one. For information about deleting an Edit, see Delete or Rename an Edit.
Deleting an Edit does not remove assets or affect file storage in any way.