November 2015 Software Update

 

Globaledit iOS app for iPhone and iPad: Read the iOS November 2015 Release.

 

We released an update to the globaledit web platform and want to share some some of the changes. Among the most exciting new features are mobile-friendly lightboxes to make quickly sharing images faster and a new capability we’re calling ‘Workflows’.

  • NEW: Mobile Friendly Guest Lightboxes
  • NEW: Workflows
  • IMPROVED: Folder downloads
  • PLUS bug fixes

Mobile Friendly Guest Lightboxes (NEW)
Mobile lightbox You’ve always been able to share lightboxes with guests, but in the past those guests had to have our iOS app to view the lightboxes on iPhones or iPads. Now these users can simply click the emailed link and view the lightbox in their mobile browser. This enhancement makes getting approval or feedback from anyone lightening fast.

Note that when guests open links on the desktop they still get an optimized version of globaledit in their desktop browser. The new functionality change only impacts users when on mobile phones or tablets.

Workflows (NEW)
Workflows are simple “If ___ then do ____” style templates you can use to automate common tasks. For example, “If Tommy approves an image, then put it into this lightbox.”

There are two new workflow tools in this release:

  • Save rated assets to lightboxes
  • Save marked-up assets to lightboxes

Sample Workflows Approvals to LightboxThese tools are designed to keep your creative operations process moving. With them, assets that are selected by your creative director, for example, are automatically added to your lightbox that you’ve already shared with everyone else. Likewise, assets that have markups added to them can automatically be shared with the retouching team.

Folder Downloads (IMPROVED)
One of the most common requests we’ve gotten is to allow people to download their directory structure instead of the assets in a flat Zip file. We’ve listened and we now will recreate job folders in the download file to keep your images organized.

Bugs (FIXED)
The release includes quite a few important bug fixes including:
Improvements to how Advanced Search handles non-English languages
Fixed an bug preventing iPads from adding comments to mobile lightboxes and galleries
Improvements to stability & performance

For more details about any of these improvements, check out the full release notes. If you have any question about these features or want to schedule a demo, contact us.