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Brandfolder has added Gelato to our portfolio of integrations making consistent and quality printed materials possible worldwide, while lowering costs and environmental impact.
By combining Brandfolder’s leading digital asset management platform with Gelato’s largest global network of on-demand print production and distribution partners, our mutual customers can now easily manage, print, and distribute their brand assets whenever and wherever they need them.
Portals are like a customizable homepage for your assets and are the best way for admins to curate specific asset experiences for any use case or stakeholder. Building Portals is incredibly easy and requires no technical prowess; the simple UI makes it easy for anybody to create valuable curated content experiences in just a few minutes with a click-and-drag interface.
Brandfolder now auto-thumbnails ZIP and Sketch files upon upload. If the ZIP/Sketch file contains images, we will find them and use up to 4 to create a collage for the thumbnail. Auto thumbnailing helps keep your Brandfolder beautifully visual, while enabling quicker discovery of assets for your DAM users.
Brandfolder is now more global ready than ever! Editable users (collaborators, admins, and owners) can now easily add and edit asset names, descriptions, tags, and custom fields in multiple languages. Consumers of a Brandfolder (i.e. guest and non-users) can then read asset details in their preferred language with a toggle in their View Options.
Available languages are configured in the admin settings. Then asset details in multiple languages can be edited at the individual asset level, to many assets at once with the bulk toolbar, or in batch mode with CSV Metasheets.
We’ve made our Webhooks more robust with improved documentation for our API users. Webhooks enable monitoring your Brandfolder for change events such as creation of new assets, edits of existing assets, and deletion of assets. Webhooks can be used to seamlessly keep your other systems that are integrated with Brandfolder updated and in sync.
Brandfolder now allows non-designers to convert asset colors from CMYK to RGB and vice versa. The CMYK <> RGB feature helps eliminate asset requests for your designers. It also improves productivity for all users by not having to wait on a designer to download an asset, convert to a different color profile in complicated software, and reupload the asset for specific channel color specifications.
With our new FTP Ingest workflow, users are able to quickly ingest large file sizes, and large quantities, from an FTP server directly into Brandfolder.
Admins can set up FTP connections from the bulk management section of a Brandfolder, and then set up rules to automate the flow of where assets should be placed upon ingestion – like Brandfolders, Collections, and Sections.
This workflow helps speed up and automate the ingestion process. For example, a photographer can shoot images and automatically upload assets from their camera, to Brandfolder, on the fly.
With the Request Download feature, admins can create share links where downloading assets is disallowed until the user requests access.
When Request Download is required, users are prompted to fill out a form, and the form then notifies the admin to the download request. Admins can either approve or deny the asset download request with reasoning as to why.
This new Request Download workflow helps automate the process of approvals and ensures all assets being downloaded are not only approved, but also on-brand.
With the new Metadata Conversions feature, admins can set up rules to convert embedded and extracted metadata fields into Custom Fields or auto-tags. This helps automate the searchability of metadata and optimizes the ongoing management of your Brandfolder over time. These conversions apply to not only existing assets, but can also be retroactively applied.
Previously known as My Favorites, individual users can now gather groups of assets into Asset Boards, otherwise known as “My Boards.” Boards allow for efficient organizing and super quick access to favorited assets from different Organizations, Brandfolders, and Collections.
Select the desired assets, click ‘Add to: My Boards’ within the bulk action bar, and locate those assets within the profile section of your Brandfolder.
Users can now toggle between different view options for how they want assets to be displayed within a Brandfolder. View options are, also, unique to the individual, as well as different Brandfolders and Collections.
Different view options include:
With contact sheets, users can now preview multiple assets in a clean layout view before printing. Contact sheets are a common need for photographers or editors trying to easily print multiple assets, while stripping away away extra headings, text, and unnecessary shading.
Now, Brandfolder admins with a lot of custom fields can select up to 5 to be prioritized or highlighted for their users in the bulk management section of Brandfolder.
Prioritized custom fields are displayed at the top of all custom fields listed for an asset within its modal, as well as on the thumbnail version if selected “show custom fields” in our new “View Options” button.
Now, admins and collaborators can improve their efficiency by collaborating on assets directly within the Brandfolder platform. Instead of manually switching between tools, comment and annotate on the asset itself to save time.
And, Brandfolder customers can take advantage of the rest of our suite of workflow features for better collaboration–features like our Advanced Adobe Creative Suite intregation, approvals, notifications, and version timelines.
Marketers and creatives are constantly being told to be more data-driven, but you shouldn’t have to tackle the facts and figures alone. Check out the comprehensive, and custom, reports Brand Intelligence can run to put your DAM’s benefit in clear, digestible context.
New and improved! Now, admins and collaborators can search for Collections from within the Collections dropdown at the top of each Brandfolder. For those customers with thousands of Collections, this drastically speeds up the findability of specific groupings of assets – permissions still holding.
Tedious, time-consuming tasks like manually tagging and sorting assets shouldn’t take up your entire day. And now, they don’t have to. With Brand Intelligence, our proprietary AI engine powering the Brandfolder platform, marketers and creatives can:
The best part? There’s no additional work on your end. Brand Intelligence adapts to you.
With Custom and Preset Cropping, marketers and creatives can save time on exporting and deploying digital assets. This new feature makes it effortless to freeform crop or prepare images for social media within the Brandfolder UI.
Whether your brand thrives on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Pinterest, Brandfolder helps consistently implement your brand and meet each platform’s image standards.
Brandfolder’s advanced video features just got a major facelift. Stream and process videos faster than ever with HTML5 native functionality; auto-tag full videos for quicker and more efficient searching of assets; or, select our speech-to-text functionality that transcribes your video and adds it to your metadata for enhanced findability.
With Brandfolder’s new Sketch integration, creatives can save time by searching, accessing, and inserting assets from Brandfolder without ever leaving the Sketch application. Our plugin seamlessly displays assets from a user’s organization, Brandfolders, assets, and even attachments, and allows you to add them directly to a Sketch artboard.
Marketers and creatives can now easily, and bi-directionally, push and pull assets from Brandfolder directly into Hubspot email marketing campaigns and landing page content. This new integration helps teams optimize campaign performance by ensuring the right asset is used at the right time.
We’ve refreshed your Sign In page to look and feel more like a brand portal, so all users can have a consistent experience at every touchpoint.
Public Brandfolders are more accessible, Brandfolders with access requests are clearly labeled, and we encourage you to upload a background image that reflects your brand.
Check out our Knowledge Base article to learn how to customize your Sign In page.
Brandfolder has gone international! Users can now enjoy the product in 15 different languages, including: Spanish, French, Dutch, Japanese, Chinese, German, English, Thai, Swedish, Italian, Portuguese, Korean, Finish, Greek, and Norwegian. From the footer, toggle to your preferred language.
Now that’s awesome! Or should we say: now that’s impressionnant, increíble, φοβερός, or น่ากลัว!
Send-to-Print is a customizable feature that enables users to email brand materials to selected printing companies, directly from your Brandfolder. Read more about benefits of Send-to-Print here.
Customers can find and view assets, as well as manage Brandfolder notifications from their company’s Slack app. Learn more about how it works.
We’re working on making Brandfolder more accessible to our international users, so we’ve provided a translation tool for the platform. From the footer you can now switch to other popular languages like Chinese, French, and Spanish. More to be added over time!
Tagging has never been smarter - Brandfolder’s machine learning now suggests tags for your assets based on other assets in your Brandfolder, as well as your tagging habits. Navigate to the asset modal ‘Edit’ tab to see it in action. The machine learning accuracy that drives this will continue to improve over time.
Now you can see, download or revert to previous versions of an attachment. From the asset “Usage” tab users now have robust oversight into all the changes made to attachments, ensuring content is never lost.
Users who have downloaded assets with an expiration date will receive notifications that the assets will be expiring soon.
From the asset’s “Edit” tab you can drag and drop a file (or browse for one) to replace the attachment. Previous versions of your attachments will remain stored in the “Version History” under “Status.”
Our asset modal has a new look! Some of the new changes include:
To further ensure the security of the Brandfolder platform, new users are required to create a complex password with strength standards.
From your brand’s Org page users will now see a more refined search input, as well as an option to only search on strict terms.
Our machine learning models are getting better everyday. Quickly find duplicate images and similar images based on many different asset features.
We love our UI and now we love it even more. With the additions of list view, filters, and more sorting options; Brandfolder is now faster and easier to use then ever before.
Brandfolder will extract text from images as well as text from pdf, office, and dozens of other file types. The extracted text is included in all search queries so your users can find content without any manual tagging.
Edit images and text within ad creative, sales collateral, brochures, business cards and more, and share them directly from the Brandfolder platform. By exporting InDesign files as templates, you can designate which content is editable within Brandfolder. This enables your sales team, marketing team, or any other non-designers to use them on the fly.