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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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DF Studio Update: June 2015 – The New Multi-Messenger, Refined User Roles

DF Studio Update: June 2015 – The New Multi-Messenger, Refined User Roles

Posted on Jun 2, 2015 in Product News

DF Studio has raised the bar yet again by allowing the delivery of multiple projects at once through a single Messenger. The new Multi-Messenger has been designed in response to our enterprise customers’ increasing need to send large volumes of data to their vendors and counterparts. This new feature provides a robust, yet simple, method for sharing thousands of assets at once through a single link. Additionally, our June release brings significant improvements to user role management for business and enterprise customers by providing...

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DF Studio Update: March 2015 – Messenger Enhancements, Folders in Library Search

DF Studio Update: March 2015 – Messenger Enhancements, Folders in Library Search

Posted on Mar 10, 2015 in Product News

This release is the first of three rounds of releases that are specifically designed to enhance and improve DF Studio’s Messenger experience, both from the sender’s and recipient’s perspectives. We are pleased to present the newly redesigned advanced download dialogue in the Messenger user interface, which will allow recipients new file download options. We have also implemented several features in the Messenger tab of our main application to improve the sending and managing of messengers. Messenger User Interface: The download interface of...

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DF Studio Updates: January 2015 – Redesigned Library Tab, Collections in Folders, Bookmarks in Navigation Sidebar

DF Studio Updates: January 2015 – Redesigned Library Tab, Collections in Folders, Bookmarks in Navigation Sidebar

Posted on Jan 19, 2015 in Product News

Get ready to love your DF Studio even more! With our new and improved Library tab, you’ll organize your files more efficiently and find them faster. Collections can now be stowed away in folders and the library can be sorted by type, date, or name in Thumbnail view. And there’s more! If you’ve ever wished for a quicker way to get to your most visited projects and folders (usually nested in many subfolders), you’ll love the new Bookmarks section in the Navigation sidebar. Bookmark a folder, a messenger, or just an image. You...

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DF Studio Updates: November 2014 – Keyboard Controls, Type-Ahead Functionality, And More Metadata Tools

DF Studio Updates: November 2014 – Keyboard Controls, Type-Ahead Functionality, And More Metadata Tools

Posted on Nov 24, 2014 in Product News

  Keyboard Controls: The use of arrow keys within DF Studio has been modified. Arrow keys now move the blue selection box throughout the application, both in List and in Thumbnail views. Paging is now done with Option+Arrow, with the exception of the 1-up view, which still works without the Option key. In the project Thumbnails and List views, the 1, 2, 3 and 4 keys set select levels on images. If a single image is selected, the select level is set and the selection box is advanced to the next image. If multiple images are selected, a...

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Introducing the DF Studio Enterprise Asset API

Introducing the DF Studio Enterprise Asset API

Posted on Nov 24, 2014 in Product News

We are very excited to bring  you the new DF Studio Asset API. With this development, enterprise level clients can begin to incorporate DF Studio into their overall file management infrastructure. In addition, DF Studio’s support for custom metadata fields facilitates integration with systems that utilize metadata fields other than standard EXIF or IPTC fields.   Enterprise Asset API Enterprise Asset API provides enterprise customers programmatic access to their assets in DF Studio. Enterprise clients can now design and implement...

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DF Studio “POODLE Safe”

DF Studio “POODLE Safe”

Posted on Oct 15, 2014 in Product News

A new issue affecting SSLv3, known as POODLE or CVE-2014-3566, was recently discovered by Google. SSL and its successor, TLS, are the protocols that are used to secure connections between clients (e.g. browsers) and web servers or load balancers. The DF Studio team has reviewed our servers and load balancers to ensure that SSLv3 is not enabled and we are not susceptible to this vulnerability. For more information about this vulnerability, also refer to: – Google’s official advisory – Google Online Security Blog: This POODLE...

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DF Studio Unaffected by Bash Vulnerability

DF Studio Unaffected by Bash Vulnerability

Posted on Sep 25, 2014 in Product News

A vulnerability in the Bash shell, dubbed by some as “Shellshock” (CVE-2014-7169) has been reportedly found in use by an active exploit against Web servers. DF Studio is run on Linux servers that were confirmed to have an affected version of Bash. However, DF Studio servers do not use Apache or allow remote execution of Bash from outside of the server. As a precaution, we have created a new server image with a patched version of Bash that does not contain the vulnerability. The new server image will start being deployed to DF...

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Introducing DFS Speed Link 2.0

Introducing DFS Speed Link 2.0

Posted on Sep 12, 2014 in Product News

Good news for all DF Studio uploaders! We’re thrilled to announce the release of DFS Speed Link 2.0, DF Studio’s stand-alone desktop upload application. With this release, you can look forward to a redesigned interface with some great new features, including: A new tabbed interface providing easy navigation to three upload methods Updated look and feel of the app New drag-and-drop files target A new application icon displayed in the dock Ability to select a destination folder in your DF Studio account DFS Speed Link’s tabbed interface...

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DF Studio Updates: August 2014 – Metadata Writing, Improved Metadata Management

DF Studio Updates: August 2014 – Metadata Writing, Improved Metadata Management

Posted on Aug 28, 2014 in Product News

New Features and Enhancements Metadata Management DF Studio now updates files with metadata entered in the Metadata Editor pane. JPEG, TIFF, PDF and PNG files are updated along with the large (1:1) previews. Custom-sized JPGs with embedded metadata can be created using the custom size option in the Download Only Messenger template. There is a new show/hide toggle for displaying the original file metadata pane containing EXIF and IPTC information. The metadata information on a single image can be viewed by pressing the “i” key on...

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