Canto Releases Cumulus 7
DAM software eliminates risk of clients, co-workers accessing wrong assets.
Canto has released Version 7 of its Canto Cumulus DAM software solution with new enhancements for security, Web-based DAM, automation, and usability.
A new user interface gives users the ability to identify and manage the relationships between assets, such as images referenced in QuarkXPress or InDesign layouts and PDFs that can be virtually "connected" to the assets that reference them. Cumulus 7 Enterprise can even automatically catalog referenced files when the layout files are cataloged. The new interface also allows the user to easily find Alternates or Variants, or trace other relationships between assets.
In addition, Cumulus 7 has introduced "Shared Collections," which reduces the search times and eliminates the risk of coworkers and clients using the wrong assets-they only see the asset records related to their current projects without any searching. Users can now label and rate asset records with visual tags, making it easy to see which assets have been improved, rejected, put on hold, and which are new.
Other enhancements include innovative "Actions" to automate workflow steps, new image conversion and processing features, creation of PPT presentations, and printing improvements. PDF proof sheets can be created, even without having Adobe Acrobat installed. Print Templates allow users to define output layouts to reuse and share with others.