Simple to use markup tools – pointer, pen, crop, highlighter – allow you and your collaborators to visually review print, web and video assets. Eliminate misinterpretation by showing what you want to communicate. Additional markup tools such as Shapes allow you to drag n’ drop common markup shapes directly on top of assets. The Images tool provides the benefit of pasting a reference image as part of a comment.
Threaded comment strings allow teams to stay focused and on topic by tying each markup to a single discussion point. In-line replies facilitate debate and generate the desired collaboration outcome; allowing you and your team to come to decisions as quickly as possible with the best possible information. Email notification of comments allow users not logged into the system to be notified of comment activity and with the click of a button can join in the discussion.
Interspersed throughout the application are visual cues that highlight comments or assets that require your attention. From visual cues that highlight the number of new comments in a workspace, to visually identifying new comments on a single asset, to the Comment Pins feature that allows you to see a “heat map” of commenting activity on an asset; highlighting areas of high activity.
Navigate your workspace using familiar Page Thumbnail Navigation which allows you to quickly skip around to areas that need your attention most.
Review multi-page assets in true form using storyboard navigation with single, Side by Side and with the added ability to designate a cover.
You can choose to import your PDF, Powerpoint, Word Doc, or any other document format into ConceptShare as a single asset with multiple pages, or you can choose to break up the document into individual assets so that pages can be easily versioned or decisions and permissions assigned per page rather than per document.
Dynamically optimized streaming for large images makes zooming in and out of your high resolution images quick and accurate.
Powerful comparison features allow you to view different assets or versions of an asset in Side by Side, Horizontal/Vertical Split Screen Mode or Onion Skinning Mode which allows you to view the two versions one on top of the other. Show Differences is a pixel-to-pixel compare tool that makes it simple and easy to visually see what’s changed between different assets or versions.
There have been a number of improvements in how we handle high resolution images and documents. We now support large, full size, high resolution images and through dynamically optimized streaming, working with these large files is quick and easy. For accurate color proofing we work in the sRGB color space.
ConceptShare can now import Camera RAW files from most major cameras for direct and timely feedback on your photoshoots.
It’s never been easier to communicate visual feedback on video. ConceptShare allows you to import and manage digital video assets alongside images and documents. While watching the video playback inside ConceptShare, simply hit the Add Comment button and use the Commenting Tools to indicate feedback or changes. Comment indicators are tracked on the timeline so you can clearly see where certain areas need attention.
NEW! Our new video engine features ‘Progressive’ video playback and comment navigation with frame level video markup. Comments jump to exactly where the comment was left without having to load the whole video. This even works when clicking on a link to the comment from your email.
Review successive versions of an asset in Side by Side, Vertical/Horizontal Split Screen Mode or Onion Skinning Mode; where you can see the current version compared to a previous version or compare one asset to another. An added benefit is that the feedback on the previous version is also displayed in the comparison mode. A great visual tool for seeing how an asset has changed, auditing if your feedback & change requests have been incorporated into updates and determining if the asset is headed in the right direction.
Building on the Side-by-Side comparison, the Show Differences Mode allows you to view pixel-level changes that have been made between two versions. A powerful tool for creative directors and designers, especially when coupled with other comparison modes such as the Split Screen, Side by Side and Onion Skinning modes.
A valuable tool for managing photoshoots and working through early comps and designs; Grid View allows you to view your entire Workspace as a series of dynamic, side-by-side thumbnails that can be zoomed or opened with the click of a mouse, allowing you to view all of your assets in context with one another.
Efficiently find assets using powerful search, filtering and sorting functions. Navigate assets visually in Grid View with dynamically sizable thumbnails or by properties in List View. Use the thumbnail panel while in preview mode to quickly browse through various assets in the same folder.
Incorporating a tree view (a la Windows Explorer) users can easily navigate to any workspace or asset that they have access to. This powerful capability is tied into the system’s robust security system; ensuring that individual users can only see and access Collections, Workspaces and Assets that they have rights to.
Upload as many files as you want to any individual Workspace or Workspace Folder. All uploads are routed through a dedicated process; allowing you to continue working in the application while files are uploaded in the background.
Organize your work using Collections, Workspaces and Folders in a way that works for your organizational needs; by client, business unit, product line, campaign, project or all of the above. Make it easier for teams to browse, navigate and find the content/assets that they need now.
Instantly create new roles and related permissions. In addition to the standard workspace roles that come pre-configured you can create new ones customized to your company’s needs.
The speed and flexibility of the ConceptShare system is married to a robust security model that allows you and your organization to manage user access at the Account, Collection and Workspace levels. In real-time you can manage a user’s access to and rights within the system. Ensuring that users are able to view what they need without having to grant system rights relieves an administrative burden for you and your organization. Just as easily remove a user’s access to the system or individual workspaces.
With a powerful and configurable notifications system, ConceptShare ensures that you, your team, and other stakeholders are updated in real-time of any significant review and approval events whether or not they are logged into the system. You can set account defaults and allow individual users to configure their preferences so that they are notified in real-time of events that matter to them.
With one-click you can label and visually communicate the status of any single asset as your organization moves through the production process. Standard statuses come configured out of the box and can be customized by users of the Professional and Enterprise editions.
A simple configuration tool that allows you to create a wide array of Decisions that can be applied to single assets or groups of assets. The Basic Approval Decision comes pre-configured in the system and is used for simple Yes-No decisions. Users of the Professional and Enterprise editions are given the added ability to configure additional Decision types; from complex approvals to surveys to polls.
One of the most popular tools in the ConceptShare system, the PDF Summary collates an audit trail of all activity related to an individual asset, or groups of assets. Through a checkbox system, configure what information you want to publish in your PDF Summary; from when files were uploaded, to comments that were made, to a summary of approvals granted and declined on an individual asset, easily share the PDF Summary with stakeholders that are not enrolled in the review process. Reference the PDF Summary for completed projects if there is a discrepancy between the deliverable and the expectation.
On initial upload, ConceptShare will automatically extract any information embedded in the file; like EXIF data. This data can be beneficial to certain users in interpreting comments in the context of information about the original file. All of the asset properties are published in real-time and are immediately searchable using the Global Search function.
Pre-configure metadata that can be applied at the commenting, asset and workspace level. Through the use of metadata your organization can communicate more information about individual comments, files and projects in a manner that is consistent and repeatable. Over time, the accumulation of metadata gives your organization the benefit of a rich set of data that can be reported against for additional insight into your asset productions and review processes.