Get more value out of your DAM with first-class metadata

Metadata is the information attached to an image, video, or other asset in your digital asset management system. All that metadata information is what makes your assets searchable — and valuable. Orange DAM lets you bring order to your assets with sophisticated, custom fields and advanced cataloging options.

Simplify the way you add metadata

  • Opt to make certain metadata fields mandatory upon ingest.
  • Ingest metadata in batches from internal or external sources.
  • Add embedded metadata to Orange DAM fields during ingest, including metadata from IPTC, EXIF, XMP, and DICOM® files.
  • Import metadata from CSV or XML metafiles, or download a CSV of metadata, edit it, and re-upload it.
  • Import metadata via sidecar metafiles — in other words, you can import metadata that isn’t directly attached to your asset.
  • Manually enter metadata.
  • Enable auto-tagging to automatically identify keywords for images and videos.
  • Avoid certain terms when auto-tagging with an auto-tagging blacklist.
Auto tagging assets in cortex
Customize metadata screen in cortex DAM

Customize your metadata fields

  • Get an unlimited number of customizable metadata fields for digital assets and their containers, including text fields, dates, checkboxes, controlled values, and more.
  • Create metadata sets that apply to specific types of assets.
  • Administrators can limit the options available to other digital asset management users or prevent them from creating their own values.

Develop a taxonomy that works for your enterprise

  • Import a thesaurus to your digital asset management system from an external source.
  • Add ingested metadata to your thesaurus.
  • Utilize controlled vocabularies in multiple languages.
  • Create parent/child relationships between tags.
  • Create synonym relationships between tags and define which term is preferred.
  • Add usage instructions and notes to tags.
  • Organize tags into categories.
  • Exclude certain tags from being suggested during search.
  • Limit who can create and edit tags.
  • If you update a tag, it’ll be changed throughout Orange DAM.
  • View the different versions of a tag, including which user changed the asset, the timestamp, and the before/after value.
Metadata tag
Batch edit metadata

Enrich assets by extending your metadata

  • Batch edit metadata and tags on selected groups of assets.
  • Speed up digital asset management tagging with tools like autocomplete.
  • Generate time-based annotations on video assets by adding time-stamped text files such as closed caption files or transcripts.
  • Add manual time-based annotations to video assets.
  • Let child folders inherit selected metadata from their parent folder.
  • Allow third-party agencies to upload content and enter required metadata.
  • Tag content with your choice of metadata, including the creation date, author or owner, credit, keywords, and rights.
  • Link related metadata using paired fields.

Learn the 6 Best Practices for your Digital Asset Management Taxonomy

Taxonomy is the backbone of a digital asset management system, and a well-designed taxonomy can boost productivity and make assets easier to find. Take a look at a few ways to make sure you build a strong, reliable taxonomy for your digital assets.

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Digital Asset Taxonomy