Organizing your work with Projects

Projects provide an optional, secondary way for you to organize assets independently of the folders in which they are stored. An asset can be placed in only one folder, but it can be copied into more than one Project folder for organizational purposes.

After you create a Project folder, you can place assets in it. However, assets in a Project are actually pointers to the Asset Library folder in which the assets are stored. You can place an asset in more than one Project. For example, an image of a blouse can be placed in both the “Blouses” and “Fall Collection” Project folders.

You can create a Project when you upload files or create Projects in the Asset Library Panel.

NOTE

Dynamic Media Classic recommends organizing assets with metadata rather than Projects. See Viewing, adding, and exporting metadata.

NOTE

For you to organize assets in Projects, your administrator must have set you up to use them. If you don’t see a Projects folder section at the bottom of the Assets Library, this method of organizing assets is not available to you. See Application General Settings.

Creating a Project folder

You can create a Project folder starting in the Assets Library or when you upload files to Dynamic Media Classic:

  • In the Asset Library - Scroll to the bottom of the Asset Library, to the Projects section, and then click Add Project. Enter a name for the project.

  • When uploading files - In the Upload screen, click Add to Project > Create Project. Enter a name for the project.

NOTE

The Projects area in the Asset Library is a single level folder list; it does not permit subfolders.

Working with Project folders

To display, delete, and rename a Project folder, do any of the following:

  • Browsing contents - Select the name of the folder in the Asset Library. Its assets appear in the Browse Panel.

  • Deleting Project folders - Select the Project folder and then click Remove Project. Deleting assets from a Project folder does not delete them from Dynamic Media Classic; the assets remain in the original folders in which they are stored.

  • Renaming Project folders - Double-click the name of the folder in the Asset Panel, and then enter a new name.

Adding assets to a Project folder

You can add images to a Project folder starting in the Browse Panel or when you upload files to Dynamic Media Classic:

  • From the Browse Panel - Select the assets and drag them to a Project folder. You can also click File > Add To Project. Select a Project folder name in the Select Project dialog box, and then click Submit.

  • When uploading files - In the Upload page, click Job Options. In the Upload Job Options dialog box, click Projects, and then select a project name.

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