The Metadata Uploader is a module which allows for uploading of media files with customized obligatory metadata fields in image archives with browser access.
On upload the user selects the files and drops them into the Metadata Uploader. Then the user inserts the required metadata and further optional fields if wanted. The files can only be uploaded when all obligatory fields have been filled.
This module is especially useful in environments where the metadata fields are very specific and has crucial importance for effective searches later on (i.e. established case number systems). By making it obligatory to insert this metadata on upload, large numbers of non-indexed files or inconsistently indexed files will no longer be a problem.
The module can be customized to include only a few demanded fields – or a larger number of fields with instructions for what needs to be entered. The Metadata Uploader demands no installation on the client, only on the server.
Enhanced support for working with maps in image archives with browser access.
PressIT’s Map plugin extends the support of geotagging of images and makes it possible to edit locations of images, searching for images in geographical locations and compare different images’ locations on the map. Images are shown on the map from precise geographical coordinates. All this functionality and more is available in a window directly in the browser.
The Map plugin is positioned in a window along with search hits, and on the preview page along with the image and image metadata. The window can be undocked/docked to provide good usability. A range of useful tools for viewing and working with images and maps is offered in the plugin:
Map Layers: The plugin supports the use of various map layers (i.e. maps with different type of information, for example Google Maps and ESRI/ArcGIS). This way the plugin can be easily customized with the maps used within an organization by specifying the available map layers. The user can choose the layer to show from a drop down menu on top of the plugin.
Image location – Search hits: Multiple image locations can be viewed in a map to compare various images locations.
Image location – Preview page: When viewing an image, the geographical location of the image (taken from coordinates in the metadata), is shown with a pin on the map in the plugin.
Search / view functionality:
- Search archive: by entering a search term, the map will pin all locations with images containing the searchterm in the metadata.
- Search for address: enter an address to find images from this location.
- Show with radius (5-200 km): shows all located images in the map which are within the specified distance from the active image. The located images are shown on the map with pins, clicking on a pin brings up a thumbnail of the image and a link to view it in a preview page.
Add and edit locations:
Users with rights may also add locations to images without specified geographical locations, and edit existing locations. This is done by simply dragging the pin on the map to the requested location and saving the new position.
Zoom – Pan options:
The user is provided with tools for zooming in and out in the map and a zoombox to select an area to zoom in on. Movement in the map is provided by panning functionality.
PressIT has developed modules which can be Integrated with image archives and publishing systems to enhance and add functionality.
Our modules include:
- AdLift: Self-Service module for web & print ads. Read more…
- ViArchive: Video archiving with timeline scripting integrated in image archives with browser access. Read more…
- MetadataUploader: Uploading of media files with customized obligatory metadata fields. Read more…
- Map Plugin: The Map plugin enhances image archives’ support of working with geotagging of images. Read more…
Plugins from LaidBack Solutions:
Sherpa is a productive plugin for InDesign, for handling metadata on images. It makes it possible to add, delete and edit metadata on images, and create automated workflows. Read more…
ColorMan is a plugin / XTension for InDesign and QuarkXPress which provides a more rational production and an easier way to improve the quality of printed images.