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Streamlined Metadata Workflows, Plus an All-New Metadata Messenger

Streamlined Metadata Workflows, Plus an All-New Metadata Messenger

Posted on Mar 27, 2017 in Product News

Most photography professionals know that metadata management has far-reaching, practical applications for large image libraries. It may sound tedious, but effective metadata handling is crucial to keeping information indexed, organized, and searchable. And the alternative, ignoring best practices or treating metadata as an afterthought, encourages inflexible and fragmented workflows–and leads to countless hours of extra work. DF Studio has built-in advanced metadata handling features to keep your metadata consistent and accurate...

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Permissions 2.0: A Mission to Perfect

Permissions 2.0: A Mission to Perfect

Posted on Feb 16, 2017 in Product News

Earlier this fall, DF Studio released a software update that included Library-based permissions. It was a major release that required extensive back-end work, and development took several months to complete. So far we’ve heard a lot of great feedback, and are delighted to report that the new permissions model was immediately received as an invaluable addition to DF Studio. Features from this update have been adopted by our Business and Enterprise clients and have already begun improving their teams’ workflows. But we knew we could do...

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Spotlight on Storage: A Cool Story

Spotlight on Storage: A Cool Story

Posted on Oct 10, 2016 in Product News

As part of continuing improvements to the Cold Storage system, DF Studio recently introduced a new “Cooling Status” to storage transfers. This feature stages files that are being moved to Cold Storage in a pending state for a number of days (currently 14) before they fully enter Cold Storage. There are a few key reasons for this change: the cooling status saves our customers time and money, and better aligns with how they really use the application. We observed that files were often put into Cold Storage prematurely (before they were really...

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Spotlight on Storage: Big News!

Spotlight on Storage: Big News!

Posted on Sep 14, 2016 in Product News

DF Studio has some big news to share! This August, we surpassed 1 Petabyte (that’s 1,000 Terabytes or 1,000,000 Gigabytes) of stored files. That’s a lot of data. To celebrate this milestone, we’ll be publishing a series of blog posts about storing files: stay tuned for posts about data security, Cold Storage, and a mystery storage bug resolved by our engineering team. For now, we’ll keep it light with a few fun facts about how storing data has evolved over the years. IBM is credited with developing the first hard drive for commercial sale in...

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Release Preview: What’s Next from DF Studio

Release Preview: What’s Next from DF Studio

Posted on Jul 1, 2016 in Product News

The DF Studio team is proud to announce that we’ve entered the final testing phase for our next major product update.  We’ve spent a lot of time adding new features, fixing bugs, and tweaking the product based on your feedback and suggestions.  We hope this new release will provide you with an even better and more complete DF Studio experience. Read on for an explanation of what’s on deck, and how you can use our newest features to get the most from DF Studio. Library Permissions 101: We’ve upgraded our previous system of role-based...

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DF Studio Update: Library Permissions for Enterprise Clients

DF Studio Update: Library Permissions for Enterprise Clients

Posted on Jul 1, 2016 in Product News

We are very excited to announce the addition of Library permissions to DF Studio Enterprise clients. Library permissions are a simple set of powerful tools that control access to Projects, Collections, and folders. Managing access in your DF Studio Library adds fully adjustable levels of security to your assets. Applying permissions locally to a Library item allows clients to designate which users can view, create, upload, download, share, edit, or write metadata in that location. Permissions may also be assigned globally to the entire DF...

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Introducing DFS Speed Link 3

Introducing DFS Speed Link 3

Posted on May 12, 2016 in Product News

Uploading and Integrating into DF Studio Now Easier Than Ever We’re pleased to bring you a newly updated version of DF Studio’s proprietary uploader, Speed Link 3. Users can look forward to enhanced initial file loading, upload progress, and error handling with the following brand-new features: 
A new folder-based upload experience that allows users to select setups and projects to ingest into DF Studio. Redesigned upload progress displays that reflect the total number of files within each folder, including contained sub-folders. A...

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Behind the Scenes: DF Studio at the Met Gala

Behind the Scenes: DF Studio at the Met Gala

Posted on May 5, 2016 in Product News

DF Studio Attends Fashion’s Biggest Opening Night For the second year in a row, Vogue.com chose DF Studio to manage the photo storage and traffic for their coverage of the Met Gala. Held annually to benefit the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute, the event is attended by celebrities, influencers, and tastemakers–and, of course, hordes of journalists and photographers. DF Studio team members were behind the scenes supporting Vogue.com as they quickly generated content to cover the event, often in near-real time....

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2015 Wrap-Up

2015 Wrap-Up

Posted on Feb 19, 2016 in Product News

2015 was great year for DF Studio.  We added some big customers with even greater storage demands.  And, DF Studio didn’t miss a beat — our distributed architecture on Amazon Web Services automatically scales to meet the need.  We even had plenty of time to build some great new features, such as the following that were added in the last six months: New Image Search Engine We upgraded our search engine to give us more power and more control. It also allowed us to offer two new features: Custom Field Searching: Custom Fields can now...

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Advanced Metadata Technology from DF Studio

Advanced Metadata Technology from DF Studio

Posted on Sep 25, 2015 in Product News

In the field of photography, the typical enterprise customer amasses an average of 2-6 TB of information per month, and in just a few months, data can accumulate to overwhelming and unmanageable proportions. One of the most important aspects of managing large volumes of data is the proper handling of metadata – how it is designed, written, extracted, processed, edited and searched. In this realm, there are some offline tools, such as Adobe Lightroom, that offer good metadata tools. However, professional users can quickly face limitations as...

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