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Extensis Releases Portfolio 8

Provides custom sorting and fast cataloging

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Extensis has announced Portfolio 8, a new version of its digital-asset-management (DAM) solution. This latest edition provides features such as visual catalogs and embedded metadata to better help users organize and route digital files"?whether within asset-creation workgroups or out to external partners. Some of Portfolio 8's new features include:

  • Full custom sort: Users can drag, re-order, or sort items in Galleries, Smart- Galleries, and disk folders"?and this is remembered automatically for each user in a workgroup environment. Users can also custom sort to a shared catalog so all users can take advantage of files in a certain order.
  • Fast cataloging: Quickly add files to a Portfolio catalog and work with them right away, while other cataloging tasks occur in the background.
  • FolderSync and AutoSynch enhancements: Users can now add catalog presets to AutoSync folders, and ignored or excluded items do not change a folder's status.
  • Custom XMP extraction: Custom namespace XMP metadata can be extracted from a wide range of files, allowing users to embed custom information like job status or product SKU information via Adobe Creative Suite applications and be viewable inside Portfolio 8.

The Portfolio 8 product family includes a standalone version and client/ server solution. Single-user versions are available for $199.95 (upgrades from Portfolio 6 and 7: $99.95); a NetPublish license is necessary to publish catalogs to the Web ($249.95). Client/server solutions start at $5000 (SQL Connect Modules are also available).


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