The Metadata Messenger template is a customized platform specifically for working with the metadata of DF Studio assets. It contains innovative features that make the processes of filtering, editing, and even sending metadata easier and more comprehensive than ever.
Using this template, metadata can be edited quickly and directly for any number of assets, from a single image to an entire Project. Additions and edits to metadata in these Messengers will be written back to the files: effectively, third parties can use the Metadata Messenger to edit their clients’ metadata.
Learn more about the Metadata Messenger interface below, or see Send a Metadata Messenger for the steps to distribute assets in a Metadata Messenger.
The Metadata Messenger interface is divided into three sections: a workspace for viewing images in the center, with a menu panel at the left and a metadata editing panel at the right.
Images in a Metadata Messenger have been designed to display as cards. Each card contains a preview of the image, yes/no buttons for approvals and kills (if approvals are enabled for the Messenger), and a colorful badge serving as a quick reference to an account’s metadata-driven badged field (if badging is active for the account). Viewing and editing metadata can be done in the metadata editing panel, to the right of the image cards.
The Help link will display instructions to guide the Metadata Messenger recipient through the use of the fields and buttons in the metadata panel.
Left Menu Panel
The left menu panel of the recipient’s Metadata Messenger interface provides controls and options for interacting with the Messenger.
Info: Displays information about the Metadata Messenger, its sender, and its recipient.
Perspectives: Switches between the thumbnail grid and the larger Single (1-Up) view. (1-Up can also be activated by double-clicking any thumbnail.)
Metadata: Toggles the visibility of metadata editing panel at the right side of the interface.
Badges: Toggles the visibility of image badges (if badging is active for the account).
Viewing Preferences: Provides access to tools that will adjust the style of the Messenger’s thumbnail view. The background color can be modified, as well as the number of images displayed per page.
Respond: Opens a form for the recipient to submit comments or feedback directly to the sender. The sender must have enabled the Responses feature in the Messenger’s settings panel for this option to appear.
The 1-Up perspective displays larger previews of individual images. Zoom is available exclusively in this perspective, and the “Thumbs” button in the left menu panel will toggle the display of a navigation bar arranging all of the Messenger’s images in a filmstrip along the bottom edge of the workspace.
To use the Zoom feature in the 1-Up view, click the “Zoom” button in the left menu panel. Zoom into any part of the image to enlarge areas with important details, while controlling the zoom level with the mouse scroll wheel. (Optionally, click the divider between the viewing area and the metadata panel to hide the metadata panel and display a larger 1-Up preview.)
For more on the process of assigning and editing metadata, see Edit Metadata in a Metadata Messenger.