What are media types and why do I need to use them?

In order to deploy media assets correctly and effectively, each asset must have the following assigned to it: Media Type, Categories, and Groups.

To define the media type for an asset, click on “Templates” in the main navigation and then click “Assets” on the toolbar. Find the asset in your media library that you would like to manage and click on the image thumbnail. Multiple assets to which you want to assign the exact same attributes can be managed simultaneously by checking the boxes next to the selected assets and clicking “Manage Selected” button in the assets toolbar.

Below the image thumbnail you’ll find the image specifications, and underneath that is a drop-down box with available media types. Choose “Background” for any full-template background designs (backgrounds are not available to users, and are used only as the full-frame design backdrops for the creation of templates); choose “Graphics” for logos, illustrations, and non-photo design elements used in your template designs; choose “Photo” for photographic images.

Click “Save Settings” after you have completed managing all of the attributes (Media Type, Categories, Groups) for the asset or assets.

What are media categories and why do I need to use them?

In order to deploy media assets correctly and effectively, each asset must have the following assigned to it: Media Type, Categories, and Groups.

To assign Categories to a photograph, logo, illustration, graphic, or background, click on “Templates” in the main navigation and then “Assets”. Find the asset for which you would like to assign Categories and click on the image thumbnail. Multiple assets to which you want to assign the exact same attributes can be managed simultaneously by checking the boxes next to the selected assets and clicking “Manage Selected” button in the assets toolbar

If you don’t see the desired category, click on “Add New” in “Your Categories” window. Type in the name of the new category in the popup box and click “Save & continue.”

To assign Categories to the asset, select the desired Category and click on the arrow to add or delete that Category for each asset you are managing. Category names will appear under the “Assign Category” window linked with that asset. A single asset can be assigned multiple categories.

What are media groups and why do I need to use them?

In order to deploy media assets correctly and effectively, each asset must have the following assigned to it: Media Type, Categories, and Groups. “Groups” defines what users will be able to see and use the selected asset. Only the users who are in the Groups assigned to an asset will be able to see that asset in their Media Library.

To assign Groups to a photograph, logo, illustration, graphic, or background, click on “Templates” in the main navigation and then “Assets”. Find the asset for which you would like to assign Groups and click on the image thumbnail. Multiple assets to which you want to assign the exact same attributes can be managed simultaneously by checking the boxes next to the selected assets and clicking “Manage Selected” button in the assets toolbar.

In the “Assign Groups” window, check the clickbox next to each of the Groups and Subgroups that you want to be able to access the selected asset. Each box must be checked individually. Scroll down, if necessary, to see all Groups and Subgroups.

Click “Save Settings” after you have completed managing all of the attributes (Media Type, Categories, Groups) for the asset or assets.