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We’ve now made it possible to connect to your Dropbox Business account and easily add any of your Dropbox files to your Pickit collections. This will not only simplify the import and curation process but make them easy to share with your colleagues.
We’ve partnered with Getty Images to enable a direct connection between Pickit and your Getty Premium account so you can easily import, manage and distribute your Getty Images alongside your other media files in Pickit. By connecting to Getty, you can access your purchase history, as well as search for and purchase new images from Getty right inside your Pickit Admin portal and add these to your Pickit library with one click. All the metadata and license information follow through with the image to save you time and spare you copyright trouble.
With the launch of Pickit Enterprise, we’ve moved our Administration portal to a new digital platform. This modern solution allows for more flexibility when organizing your files, working with metadata, and managing access. Best of all: we’ve significantly improved the speed of our platform, making sure you see all your changes instantly, in real-time.
Based on your feedback, we’ve worked to improve the curation experience for Pickit admins, striving for a more unified workflow. With our new improved user interface, we’ve introduced the same easy drag-and-drop curation for Media and Documents, making it possible to see in real-time how your content library looks for your users. Just pick a file or files from the left-side panel and drag them to a collection in your library preview on the right. You can choose which channel you wish to see in the preview section, and filter to only see shared collections, collections shared to specific users, or all collections. To upload files directly to a collection, just click the collection from your image bank preview on the right to enter it.
What’s more, you can now sort your media files by name or upload date, or filter them by file type, collection, import source or color, to help you quickly find what you need. Additionally, users can choose to view files in a gallery, a detailed list or by upload session, and also choose the size of the previews.
It's also easy to change the size of your media or document collections on the right, depending on how much emphasis you want to put on each collection. Make each collection small, medium or large, or put it inside a collection group. This determines the look of your image bank for your end-users, so make sure that your most important collections are Medium or Large.
You can now tap into the power of AI to automatically add tags to your files. Our machine learning system tries to identify objects in your images and add keywords accordingly. Just toggle the Auto-tag option next to the Upload images button to try this out. You can always add additional tags or remove tags that you deem irrelevant later on.
You can now upload a simplified version of your brand guidelines that’s accessible and comprehensible for all your colleagues. Our built-in CMS tool helps you structure and compress the information so it's easy for marketers and non-marketers alike to digest. You can add text, examples, and links where your colleagues can access more information about a specific topic, should they be interested.
More importantly, the guidelines are always at their fingertips when they need them most – when making a presentation inside PowerPoint, creating a document via Word or OneNote or when looking for images for the latest landing page or blog post.
Pickit is now available in Japanese, Spanish, French, and Italian, enabling even more people to enjoy the app in their native or preferred language. If you’re in a country where the local language is supported, you’ll be prompted with a popup before logging in, asking you if you wish to change to that language. You can always change your mind later: just click on “More” -> “Settings” -> “Change language” and choose your preferred language from the dropdown.
We're always working to offer more languages to our platform, so stay tuned for future releases in the coming months if your language isn't supported just yet. For those of you based in Germany or Sweden, we recently added German and Swedish versions to our system, so hopefully, you are already benefiting from these upgrades.
Now you can upload Excel and Keynote files to Pickit Documents, in addition to the formats that are already available–PowerPoint, Word, and PDF files.
Pickit Documents is still in the Beta phase and expected for general availability this fall. We're constantly releasing bug fixes and improvements of this new section and your feedback is greatly appreciated. We have a couple more file types coming up until then, so let us know in the comments if you want to request a specific one.
Another piece of news is that we've refactored the code for Collections and Images to make images load and download faster in the add-in. We've made particular improvements to loading times for images in collections, loading search results, preview and insert/download speed. In addition to this, we’ve made plenty of smaller bug fixes and improvements throughout the add-in, so head over there and try it out now!
In addition to sharing content internally among your image bank members at your organization, you'll now be able to share image collections with external users too. It’s a great way to collaborate with partners, freelancers, press, photographers and anyone else who might need access to some of your curated content.
When one of your admins invites an external user into one of your collections, they'll get an email invitation that allows them to view the collection and download any content. However, they won't be able to make any changes to your collections.
Admins can allow for non-admins to share certain collections externally as well. Or, they can enable a weblink for a collection, where anyone with the link can view the collection without authenticating. If a weblink is enabled, integrated buttons to share collections to social media will also be displayed. So, go ahead and share that company event or press photo collection with the world!
Oh, and we’ve made all Pickit collections in Public Images shareable as well. So if you want to let your friends know about Pickit, share your favorite collection by clicking on the Share button in the top left corner.
This new feature makes it easy to export your metadata and image rights information to a CSV file with one click, so you can gain better control over your data.
To do that, simply navigate to your Insights Dashboard and then click on “Image Rights”. In the top left corner, you’ll see a new button called “Export” – just hit that and the file will download to your machine. The CSV format allows you to open it with any spreadsheet software you prefer, as well as import and edit it with other tools.
We’re excited to announce a new partnership with the renowned stock image provider Image Source. Starting next week, you can find over 100,000 images (and counting!) from the Image Source portfolio in Pickit’s Public Images section. The images are on various topics, and Image Source’s portfolio will grow continually.
Our aim has always been to make it easier for Office users to access everything they need in one place, inside the programs they're already using. The Pickit platform has made that possible, helping companies all over the globe distribute their images and help employees stay on brand. Today, we’re expanding our offer by introducing the same capability for templates and documents.
You can now share our collections of Public Images with anyone in- or outside the Pickit environment. Just copy-paste the link in your browser to share your favorite collections with friends and colleagues.
Please note that this feature doesn't work with company collections.
We’ve improved our Insights Dashboard to include information about the status of your image licenses. There's now a new table where you can get an easy overview of all images in your image bank and their respective license. We’ve also added charts to quickly get a status report of all licenses and how they’re distributed, as well as easily identify images without any license information.
We recognize the need to store and share all kinds of file types across the organization and we've seen that vector formats are particularly important to content admins. That’s why we’ve launched support for six new formats. Now you can upload the following file types: .AI, .SVG, .EPS, .PSD, .TIF and .TIFF. This in addition to the .GIF, .PNG, .JPG and .JPEG. formats that are already available. Any file can be up to 1GB in size.
Many have been asking to use the service in your local languages, so we've taken the first step towards making that possible, releasing support for two of our largest non-English speaking user groups: Germany and Sweden.
This is the beginning of a large effort to expand our language support and add even more languages in the near future, as we want to make sure it’s easy for our users everywhere to access high-quality, legally compliant images without any language barriers.
You can now add your own license to Pickit to make sure all images you work with are compliant. For every image you upload, you can add a custom license and fill in parameters such as copyright holder, expiry date, model releases, property releases and more.
To try this out, go to any image you’ve uploaded to Pickit and click “Edit” next to the “Image rights” option on the right. Choose a license name from the dropdown and start filling in the details. You can always add another field to your license by clicking “Add field” at the top of the panel on the right.
You can now copy-paste tags from one image to another. You can also copy tags from another source and import them into Pickit. We’ve also refined our tagging flow to make it more straightforward, so now you can comma-separate tags instead of clicking “Enter” after each keyword.
The Academy will live under a tab in our PowerPoint add-in and will be a place where we regularly share tips, tricks and advice to help make you a better presenter. If you have questions or want to go deeper, you’ll also be able to sign up for one of our weekly webinars directly from the Academy.
Now you can access your company image bank right inside Teams. Just go to the “Apps” view in the bottom left, search for “Pickit” and you can add your Pickit image bank to any team.
Office 365 admins can also centrally deploy the image bank to the left-side menu of Teams for the entire company in just a couple of clicks. Read more about centrally deploying Pickit in Teams here. If you’d like to customize the text and icon of your centrally deployed image bank, contact us and we’d love to help.
We’ve worked on bug fixes and improvements to the Content Administration page. Some of the new features include:
- Starting today, admins with Approval Rights will receive an email notification when there are pending images to approve.
- The Image Description field now allows multiple rows to fit more information.
- The filename of an image is now visible in its entirety.
Pickit can now read from a company’s Azure Active Directory to make the process of managing user permissions and sharing collections easier for administrators. Note that you may need your IT admin’s consent in order to search your directory and enable automatic refresh of your users and groups.
We’ve redesigned the Invite Users view so you can easily find and invite people from your AAD. An integration between Pickit and your company directory also means you won’t need to remember to remove past employees or move permissions when colleagues change roles within the company.
You can now invite entire groups from your Azure Active Directory, give permissions to groups and assign collection access. You can see which users and groups have access to Pickit in the Manage Members menu.
Create your own groups
Admins can now create and add users to their own groups in order to more efficiently share collections to multiple users at once. To create a new group, navigate to the Manage Members view, click on New in the top right corner and choose Group. Choose a name for your team and add your team members from the list to the right.
Based on your feedback, we’ve also introduced several improvements to our Insights Dashboard to make it more actionable.
What’s new in the Searches view
You can now click on a word to perform a search for the word in either Company Images or Public Images.
What’s new in the Image Lists view
Collection lists now have an Edit button that links you directly to the collection in case you wish to make changes to it. In addition, the lists now show whether a collection is a Hero/Featured collection, as well as whether it’s part of any collection groups. Now you can also view more Top Images from any collection by expanding the view with a simple click.
We’ve added a changelog to the top right of the Insights Dashboard. Any time there’s a new feature, a notification will appear where you will be able to read more about it.
We know that many people who use Pickit on the web have been wanting to see some of the functionalities they already know and love from our award-winning Office add-in. That’s why we’ve just launched an all-new responsive company image bank webpage for a smoother and more unified user experience.
After many requests, this update includes several improvements to the way your colleagues can use Pickit outside of the Microsoft Office ecosystem. Our new image bank page shares design and functionality with the add-in for PowerPoint and Word.
We’re excited to launch the beta version of one of our most requested features: The Insights Dashboard.
Pickit Business administrators have access to analytics and actionable insights* in the Administration Panel, making it easy to optimize their image bank and increase colleagues’ productivity.
Your first view of the Insights Dashboard shows a word cloud visualizing the top 30 most popular search terms among your users. You can sort these by source: Company Images or Public Images*. The color of the words indicates how well your image bank performs against these searches: green means plenty of search results, yellow indicates a low amount of search results and red means there are no search results for this keyword. This is to help you identify words to tag your existing images with, as well as terms that are in demand to source new images for from the public image library.
You can choose the time frame you'd like to explore in the top right corner.
The Top Lists show the most and least used images and collections in your image bank. In the Images section, along with the images, you'll also be able to see their upload date and the keywords they're tagged with. In the Collections section, you'll be able to see the collection's relative view count compared to other collections, the average number of inserts per collection view and the most used images from each collection. This information will help you understand the effectiveness of your current image bank organization and identify content you might be lacking.
Just as with the searches, you can sort the information by Company Images or Public Images*, and you can choose the time frame you'd like to explore in the top right corner.