Asset Browser -
Digital Asset Management (DAM)

 

Asset Browser (DAM)

Store, share, distribute and create projects from assets stored in the Aproove Asset Browser (DAM).

Asset Browser (DAM) 

Store, share, distribute, and create projects from assets stored in the Aproove Asset Browser (DAM).

The Aproove Drive has been in existence for several years, giving users the ability to store, share, and distribute files within the interface. Those files could be proofs or supporting files such as creative briefs or master files. The Aproove Drive concept was at a "project level," meaning you stored and accessed the files at the project level. This feature was handy for Work in Progress files but a little limited if you wanted a full view of all your assets stored on Aproove.

Aproove Work Management with in-built DAM capabilities opens endless possibilities to manage "work in progress" projects while also having a holistic view of your data repository housed within the same system. 

Some highlights of the Asset Browser (DAM) are;
  • Navigate files (file tree), Move, and create files and folders.
  • Search across all files stored on the Aproove Drive (based on user's permissions).
  • Reveal an assets folder location or open the project it is associated with.
  • Collection ("add to basket" function).
  • Distribute (asset share functions).
  • Kick-off project (use collected files to create a new project in Aproove).
  • Kick-off tasks based on the selected/collected assets.
  • Full asset previews (including multi-page documents).
  • Direct Online Proofing access if an asset is stored as a proof in the DAM.
Already have an existing DAM or ERP?

Aproove understands that some customers may already have a DAM or ERP system. With this in mind, Aproove treated its own Aproove Drive as a 3rd party system meaning that integration into other systems is entirely possible.

Please contact us if you would like to re-point the Asset Browser menu from Aproove's Drive to browse any compatible DAM/ERP system via our connector API. For example, you could point the Aproove Asset Browser to navigate your Xinet, FullPress repository.

Let's take a closer look at some of the features!

Asset Browser - Functions
4.DAM_Functions

 

Navigate, search, and find the assets you are looking for. Click on the asset to add it to your collection, then use the functions as follows;

  • Click on the "# Items selected" to show the assets stored in your collection; use the X to remove all or individual items out of your collection. 
  • Select the download assets button download-asset if you wish to download your collection. Download in the original format or as a JPEG.
  • Select the share download link button share-asset if you wish to share the assets via a secure download link.
  • Click on the "Create Project from Selection" button if you wish to kick off a new Aproove project using the assets in your collection.

Asset Browser - Upload Files

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To Upload files, drag and drop them anywhere in the Asset Browser view add-new-asset. Aproove will upload the asset into the folder in which you are navigated. If that folder is not your default upload location, you will get asked if you want to make the folder your new default upload area. Answer yes or no, and your file will be uploaded.

Asset Browser - File Tree Navigation

1.DAM_FileTree

 

Navigate your Aproove Drive from the "My Assets" menu from the dashboard. Select folders in the file tree to show its contents. Search across file names, folder names, tags, metadata, and project name directly from the top-level or a specific folder location. Create and move files and folders using "drag and drop."

preview-asset Asset Browser - Asset Preview and Online Proofing

2.DAM_Preview

 

The preview icon preview-asset allows users to get a larger preview of the asset by hovering over it. If the user clicks the preview icon, one of two things will happen;

  1. The Asset will be displayed as a "file-preview," If the asset is multi-page, it will give a preview of all the pages. 
  2. If the Asset is stored inside Aproove as an Online Proof, the user will get taken to the review interface to annotate on the proof. (permission dependant).

    Asset Browser - Locate Asset and Open Project

3.DAM_Reveal_Open

 

Click the reveal button spotlight-asset-png to locate your asset in the file tree menu.
Click the open project button to open the project, which the asset is associated too. (If the asset is not part of a project, the button will not display).