The DF Studio interface can be customized in a number of ways to suit personal tastes, streamline workflows, or maximize the information displayed.
Organize the Workspace
The central workspace area can be expanded by collapsing one or both sidebars. Use the icon to the right of the view menu to toggle the display of both sidebars, or click the divider alongside either sidebar to toggle its display.
Display Interface Elements
The DF Studio interface presents a wealth of information in a limited amount of space in order to showcase the photography it is designed to support. Buttons and information that are not required for the current workflow can be removed or minimized to reduce visual distraction.
At the right of the toolbar beneath the DF Studio workspace are icons that will toggle the display of common editing tools. Click to show or hide the badges interface, select levels, or Approvals View.
Hiding badges and select levels will also hide their buttons in the menu bar above the workspace.
Badges are not configured on all DF Studio accounts.
In 1-Up view, buttons in the top right corner of the workspace enable the display of the zoom tool for magnifying the current preview, and a small graphical “filmstrip” of thumbnail previews at the bottom of the workspace for navigation.
Adjust Viewing Preferences
When the Library tab is active, click the gear icon at the far right of the toolbar beneath the DF Studio workspace to configure global viewing preferences for DF Studio’s interface.
When displaying a list of Library items (folders, Projects, and Collections), the Viewing Preferences overlay allows for the customization of the columns displayed in the workspace.
When viewing Library items in thumbnail view or files view, the Viewing Preferences overlay is not available.
When displaying a list or grid of assets, the Viewing Preferences overlay allows the adjustment of visual and organizational options for how assets are displayed.
The background color of the DF Studio workspace area can be adjusted to best suit the images being displayed.
The number of images on each page can be specified as well: smaller numbers reduce scrolling and help pages load faster; larger numbers allow working with more assets before moving to the next page.
Borders indicating the select levels of assets with a color surrounding each preview image can be removed. The select level will be indicated by the buttons, or by a colored underline for locked Edits.
The size of the single image displayed in 1-Up view can also be configured: the larger image provides more detail, but may require more time to load.
Finally, the behavior of 1-Up view when setting select levels can be modified. By default, DF Studio will advance to the next asset when a select level is set on an asset in 1-Up view, but this can be disabled in order to remain on the same preview after setting the select level. (Advance to the next asset using the navigation buttons at the top of the workspace, or using the arrow keys.)
General Viewing Preferences
The Viewing Preferences screen under DF Studio Settings provides an opportunity to adjust some of the options mentioned above, with a few additional settings.
The Application Start Page allows the selection of the default page presented when logging in to DF Studio.
Settings in the Editor and Library sections function as described above.
The Time Zone setting configures the default time zone for times and dates displayed in DF Studio.
The Search Result Faceting section allows the selection of attributes to be “faceted” when displaying search results in DF Studio. (For more information, see Configure Search Result Facets.)
Filter Displayed Assets
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