Stock Keeper digital asset management
In tribute to Steve Jobs, Robert Mather has started Wear Black for Steve Day, a social media movement that invites people to thank the visionaries that they appreciate. The one-day event is scheduled for October 14th, one week after Steve's private funeral, and asks participants to show their appreciation by wearing a black shirt and a name tag that displays a visionary's name. Mather also encourages participants to RSVP for the event via Facebook, as well as share their photos and videos from the event online.
Can download from stock sites, manage assets
Minder Softworks has brought out a new digital asset management (DAM) application for the Mac called Stock Keeper the combines a stock images search engine and browser with a full portfolio and digital asset manager. The program comes with connections to 28 popular sources of online media, but users can customize the list as they like. It also supports adding tags, notes and license information to stored images.
Now offers streaming HD playback for iPad
Extensis' Digital Asset Management (DAM) software Portfolio Server 10 is now available [website not yet updated], bringing with it a new ability to streaming HD video and convert video for iPads, other tablets, and the web. The new version also sports support for Active Directory, and offers a faster media engine cluster. The program offers complete asset management of images, audio, video and other media files.
SeeFile 4.7 ships
SeeFile Software has launched SeeFile 4.7, updating its digital asset management software with an optimized interface and full support for Firefox 3.5, Safari 4 and Internet Explorer 8. The software is geared towards small to mid-sized companies, tracking digital media like images, PDFs and video, and organizing and distributing the media online. SeeFile monitors shared folders and volumes, tracking any changes in the file structure, and updating its database and web interface to synchronize with the file structure changes. It also automatically renders previews and imports metadata.
Canto ships Cumulus 7.6.1
Canto has released Canto Cumulus 7.6.1, adding over 130 improvements and fixes to the digital asset management software. Cumulus now can send automated e-mail notifications category assignments are changed, providing improved project-management tracking. Metadata support has been upgraded to include Microsoft's Visio files, while InDesign CS4 is also supported via a new plug-in. Version 7.6.1 adds Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) capability and brings Cumulus web-client features closer to Mac and Windows native clients.