What is asset metadata?

Descriptive information about the asset summarized in a listview.


Asset metadata provides information about the asset like Filetype, file size, dimensions, and colorspace.

The metadata may differ per asset depending on what type of file it is. For photographs, the metadata contains all kinds of information about the picture. So not what we see in the picture.

Some examples are ISO, shutter speed, exposure, and aperture. This tells what the settings of the camera were when taking this picture.

Custom metadata

Besides automatically added metadata, authorized users can add custom metadata to an asset. This comes in handy when you would like to consistently provide assets with the same information type. An example is Article number. The asset manager is filled with assets of all kinds of different articles. Your users are having a hard time filtering all the relevant assets when looking for a specific article without the custom metadata.

Add custom metadata

Before custom metadata can be added in the asset detail view, the property of the custom fields needs to be added in the settings. The settings menu has a tab called 'Custom fields' where properties can be easily added with the + button. After a property is added, it will be visible in the asset detail view. The metadata tab will show a dropdown menu on top where the custom metadata property and its value can be added.

Add custom metadata in a batch instead of per asset by selecting multiple assets in the waiting room or asset manager and using the 'custom fields' in the action bar.