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DFS Speed Link Improves Setup Uploading

DFS Speed Link Improves Setup Uploading

Posted on May 9, 2017 in Product News

We’re excited to release a new version of DFS Speed Link, DF Studio’s standalone upload app. Using DFS Speed Link, you can upload files – and entire folder structures – at extremely high speeds without interrupting your work in DF Studio. It’s our most popular upload option, and it’s about to get even better. Enhancements in this Update: In the latest version of DFS Speed Link, you’ll no longer have to click on each individual folder to select it for upload as a setup. Instead, after dragging and dropping a folder or choosing it from your...

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03/17 Software Release Notes

Posted on Mar 27, 2017 in Release Notes

1.  Summary Effective metadata management is crucial to keeping information indexed, organized, and searchable. Metadata touches many aspects of image production and workflow, so it has always been at the forefront of DF Studio. DF Studio is unparalleled in its rigorous approach to metadata handling. Our advanced, built-in features keep metadata consistent and accurate throughout the entire image lifecycle: during file ingestion, all metadata stored in stacked files is extracted and merged. This ensures that Users begin working with a clean...

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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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01/17 Software Release Notes

Posted on Feb 16, 2017 in Release Notes

1.     Summary The main focus of this release is to refine the Library Permissions model introduced in the previous software update, making its implementation more consistent and useful. We’ve made great strides in streamlining the DF Studio Permissions model to its core functions, and then rebuilding it into an organized, thorough framework that accounts for even the most complex use cases. These new feature enhancements offer benefits that will improve the workflow of any team leveraging Permissions in their Library. On an individual level,...

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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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07/16 Software Release Notes

Posted on Jul 24, 2016 in Release Notes

1.   Summary 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...

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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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