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Picvario 2.6 Release June’2022 and Webinar

Our new update is a big step towards content monetization — watermarks, export statistics, new functionality for managing users, groups, organizations, rights and additional system updates. Watch the Webinar for Picvario’s latest updates: Release 2.6 here.

Watermarks

Opportunity to customize watermarks on proxy versions of images (thumbnails, previews and full screen) to protect assets from unauthorized use. 

Picvario 2.6 Release June'2022 and Webinar

How to activate the feature: 

Enable toggle in User Profile → Settings → Options → Main → Add Watermark.  

Specify for which authorized groups the watermarks will be generated. We have added new group permission called “read with watermark”, go to Home → Permissions →Rules (requires «Read permission» to be enabled).  

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Turn on watermarks in the interface
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Setting up user groups that will see the watermarked assets

Use your watermarks

The  Picvario logo is the default watermark. The administrator can add a custom image for watermarks. To add a custom watermark, go to User Profile → Settings → Appearance → Watermark. The maximum file size is up to 2MB and will apply at 50% transparency.  

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Adding images used for watermarks

How this feature works…

  1. When activated the system generates watermarked proxies during import.  
  2. To add watermarks to content uploaded before the update, you must run the «Create previews» process in the Workflows tab.  
  3. The watermark is viewable in proxies of assets for:
    1. Thumbnails 
    2. Preview 
    3. Fullscreen 
  4. When you export the “original” version of an asset, the asset is downloaded without a watermark.
  5. Previews are generated for images (example: jpg, jpeg, png, cr2, png, etc.) and files whose previews are images (Example: PSD).
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View of PSD proxy (Adobe format) for unauthorized users

Export statistics 

Administrators can view asset export statistics. To export statistics, go to User Profile → Statistics.  

The system will store statics of exports from June 22nd (the date of the current system update). By default, the table of statics has the following data:  

  1. UUID 
  2. Export date — date and time assets were exported
  3. User — the user who exported the asset  
  4. Organization — user’s organization  
  5. Export Type — the type of the export method  
  6. Proxy — the name of the exported asset version  

The administrator can add any metadata properties to the table of statistical export. In the admin panel, go to Home  → Content_Export  → Stat fields. In the example below, we added the field called “original file name.”

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Personalized export statistics table with «original file name» parameter added

How the functionality works:

  1. During export, a record is kept of each asset exported from the archive.
  2. The user can download the statistics in Excel format: .xlsx.  
  3. Information about the export of deleted assets is stored indefinitely. 
  4. Filters: 
  • Default panel of properties: Export Date, Organizations, Users, UUID, Export Type, Proxy.  
  • The administrator can add existing metadata properties to the statistics panel using the «+ Add Filter» button.    
  • The text properties support wildcard characters. 
  • Users can use a text search on the filtering page.  This search is performed on all text properties. 
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Management of users, groups, and organizations in the interface.

We’ve been working on this update for a while and are ready to share this implementation. User and group rights can be set in the interface by the administrator: User Profile → Settings → User Management. In addition, Picvario has implemented a new entity — Organizations. 

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Let’s look at each tab: 

Users 

Administrator options:  

  • Add a new user  
  • Search the users’ list — the search considers the fields’ full names and postal addresses 
  • Edit the user: personal data, permission group, password, organization, give administrator rights and deactivate  
  • Filter users using the parameters: administrator / active user / unverified / organization / rights group
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Search filter in the user’s tab

Groups

    Administrator options: 

  • View all available user groups
  • Rename a group 
  • Create a new group 
  • Make a group — default group. When registering independently in the tenant, the user will automatically be included in this group.  
  • Add/remove a user to a group.
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Picvario 2.6 Release June'2022 and Webinar

Organizations

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   Administrator options: 

  • Adding a new organization
  • Editing company information card
  • Add/delete users that are associated with an organization 
  • Search for an organization by the «company name» field 

If a user specifies a company which is not in the directory during registration, it will be created automatically after verification by the administrator.  

The system will display a related approval notification if an existing organization is selected.   

The administrator can add an organization to the rules section of the admin panel. In this case, user rights are a combination of personal, group, and organization rights. 

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User Verification

During the last update, we permitted users’ self-registration on the Enterprise tariff within the Picvario workspace. In this release, we extended this ability to verify the user.   

In the interface, the administrator can verify a new user: set and/or adjust the name, organization, and phone number, set the group of rights, generate a password for the new user and give the administrator rights. As previously, the administrator will receive an email about new user registration.

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Identification of an unverified user in the system

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