updated 02:25 pm EDT, Wed June 6, 2007
Extensis has announced Portfolio Server 8.5, a new release of the digital asset management tool that adds integration with Adobe Creative Suite 3. In addition, the new release includes new features to automate metadata-driven organization, tracking, and distribution of digital assets. Another new feature is "Portfolio Project Sync."
Portfolio Project Sync allows users directly access, open, save and place items contained in Portfolio catalogs from Creative Suite applications. As such, users can stay in Photoshop, Illustrator, etc. while searching for and making use of assets rather than launching a separate application.
Also updated is Portfolio NetPublish 8.5, which includes a number of new features, including advanced logging for reporting user traffic as well as visual watermarking functionality, for images, to prevent unauthorized use.
Portfolio Server 8.5 will be available for download and purchase in Summer 2007. Portfolio Server 8.5 and all client components will be available free of charge for existing customers with Annual Service Agreements (ASA). Pricing for all other versions, including upgrades, will be announced prior to product availability in Summer 2007.