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WoodWing Software announces version 4.2 of its digital asset management solution Elvis DAM

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Press release from the issuing company

At the World Publishing Expo taking place in Berlin from October 7-9, WoodWing introduced version 4.2 of Elvis DAM. The update includes a new Web Client and provides various new features to further improve collaboration and increase ease-of-use and efficiency of digital asset management.

The new version 4.2 of WoodWing´s digital asset management solution Elvis DAM offers a new look of the asset pane (left), the option “Download image as” (right) and much more (click to enlarge).

With its fourth update since the acquisition by WoodWing in October 2012, Elvis DAM is again offering a variety of new features and enhancements to further streamline the workflows of publishers, agencies and corporations.

Elvis DAM now offers an HTML5 Web client, enabling remote users to access the central server from any location, even when traveling or in meetings. Based on WoodWing´s market research about user expectations in various production scenarios, this version of the Web Client focuses on browsing, viewing and downloading assets from the central repository.

WoodWing constantly monitors the latest trends in Web usability and browsing, and incorporates these into product development. For the Web Client, WoodWing has chosen a display style of the assets optimizing the use of the available screen space and ensuring that users get up to speed quickly with their digital asset management solution. The Web Client also provides infinite scrolling – while scrolling down, more images get loaded, increasing convenience and speed. The Web Client can also be skinned to match the corporate design.

The Elvis DAM Desktop client now supports the creation of image variations. When selecting the “Download image as” option, users can quickly specify the file format, resolution and dimensions of the new image. Metadata of the original can travel with the newly created image. It’s also possible to define and manage presets for used-often settings. This new functionality is also available through the updated Elvis API, offering integrators the option to automate tasks in the background.

"We are happy with the high interest in Elvis DAM by publishers and brands,” said Erik Schut, President of WoodWing Software. ”This confirms that our product roadmap and the already published updates of Elvis DAM are in line with their expectations and requirements. We are committed to keeping this pace and making Elvis DAM the preferred digital asset management solution for any situation.”

The new version will become available for download from WoodWing´s community site at http://community.woodwing.net in the second half of October (login is required).

Elvis DAM 4.2 passed the test
Put to the test, the new version 4.2 of Elvis DAM has already passed with flying colors. WoodWing partnered with the FIPP – the worldwide magazine media association – for their recent congress in Rome. All images shot during the event were put on the Elvis DAM-based portal especially created for the event at http://wmc.elvisdam.com. Visitors could immediately view, download and share their images via social media.

Strong 12 months update history
With the new version, WoodWing continues to enhance digital asset management to meet the changing needs and requirements of publishers, agencies and corporations worldwide. 

Elvis 3.6 was the first update after WoodWing acquired Elvis DAM in October last year, enhancing sharing functionality and offering easy-to-use taxonomies. In April, the Elvis DAM 4.0 release brought a seamless integration with Content Station – further blending DAM and multi-channel publishing. Today, a number of publishers worldwide, including DBB Verlag (Germany), Ringier Axel Springer (Serbia), Dennis Publishing (UK), Harian Kontan and Jakarta Globe (both in Indonesia) and many more, are already using this combined environment successfully.

In July, Elvis DAM 4.1 added full Linux support and addressed other important IT aspects such as distributed storage. And since August, the Elvis Review App has enabled users of Elvis DAM to leverage their DAM solution also on their iPads.


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