SeeFile 5 released

Macworld Australia Staff
22 June, 2011
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SeeFile 5 – DAM done light – lightweight, browser based DAM that helps you do more.

Cairns, Qld, June 21 2011 - SeeFile Software introduces the fifth generation of SeeFile, its easy to install, web based Digital Asset Management (DAM) solution. Since 2003, SeeFile has offered one of the first entirely web based DAMS for Mac OSX. Media files remain in your local network and can also be accessed by anyone via a standard web browser. SeeFile replaces FTP, email attachments and DVDs to deliver media files. For less than $1,000 you can be up and running with your own DAMS in a matter of hours.

DAM done light

With the increasing number and size of media files, companies are struggling to manage those files and perform quick and efficient searches. Most DAM solutions are costly and take days to implement and be trained on. SeeFile offers an alternative that matches the file structure of any folders, drives or servers a company wishes to catalog and share with clients and partners.


* Fifth generation of a powerful digital asset management, large file transfer and online collaboration platform in one easy to install and use solution

* Be in the cloud without giving away your files

* Quick and easy access to your media bank from any standard web browser

* Full usage of HTML5 capabilities for a great user experience

* User interface and features based on feedback from media industry professionals and partners.

“The new SeeFile UI is efficient in its use of screen real estate and easy to understand.

We’re even able to drag and drop files directly from Adobe Bridge to upload them to SeeFile which has made it quick to train photo assistants without wasting a lot of time. The developers of SeeFile appear to have listened to studio photographers and then created a complete solution that fits into a professional workflow.”

- Daniel Life, Rat Race Studios.

Everything the web has to offer

With HTML’s evolution and the latest browsers’ capabilities, SeeFile has reinvented its user interface to offer a more pleasant and interactive experience in term of media file management. HTML5 browsers allow users to rearrange files and folders with a simple drag.  In addition, rich media files can easily be played in SeeFile directly from a web browser without the hassle of codecs and media players support.

Designed by your peers

With the help of partners, professional photographers, printers/publishers and ad agencies, SeeFile offers a complete set of features that matches key needs in different media industries.

Features include:

* Smart filters based on dates, approval and comments to accelerate your production

* Easy navigation in different folders and collections

* Quick annotations on images and multipage PDFs to improve collaboration and reviewing with partners/customers

* Approval of projects and jobs

* Invite guests by email to preview a file, folders or collections

* Transfer large media files from any standard web browser without the need to install a client application.

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About SeeFile Software LLC

SeeFile LLC is a software development company based in Boston, USA. SeeFile was founded in 2003 to address what we saw as a clear need for affordable, easy-to-install DAM software that would handle a wide range of file types and creative workflows. SeeFile has received rave reviews from a number of graphics and photography magazines, including Seybold Reports, Fortune Small Business, Studio Photography and Design, Shutterbug and Big Picture Magazine.

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  1. Introducing layout themes and styles in FileMaker Pro 13

    FileMaker Pro, help, inspector, macworld australiaIf you are reading this, you are most likely aware of the benefits offered by FileMaker Pro 13, from streamlining your business’ data to organising projects, but how do you make your FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Go database solutions look the part?

    This is where layout themes and styles come in.

    Would you like the layout to show your business logo when your employees are entering data into the database? Would you like to create conformity across all pages, maybe with a colour theme that matches your business?

    In order to increase usability for your database, a well-designed layout will make the solution both appealing to look at, but also more efficient – as those entering or viewing data will be able to easily navigate the fields in front of them.

    What is a style?

    In FileMaker Pro, a style is the way a layout object, layout part and the database’s background appear. This encompasses the colour or transparency of objects and backgrounds, the style of line used within the layout, the borders of objects and parts, the shape of objects, the shadows outside or inside an object’s border, and the display state of an object.

    For example, when your draw a square on your layout, the initial appearance of the square will be determined by the theme currently being used by the layout. The colour of the square, the lines that define it and any shadow that appears are all differing styles that add up to make a theme.

    The initial theme is called the default and ensures that all objects added to the layout carry a similar look. So, if you add a second square to the layout, it will have the same colour and borders. Though this does not have to be the case if you would like to differentiate them.

    And a theme?

    A theme is the collection of a number of styles used in a layout. Themes are the full picture of how your layout or report appears, and encompass all of the individual styles applied to objects, parts and the background. The theme does not affect the way a layout functions, but when you apply a theme to a layout it will alter the way it looks and feels.

    Making alterations

    Adjusting a style in a theme is very simple. If you click on the object, layout part or background you would like to alter, open the Inspector and head to the Appearances tab, you will see the Style label field at the top. This indicates the current style.  If no changes have been made, it will likely read as ‘Default’.

    Alter the style of the object, layout part or background by editing the property settings on the Appearance tab of the Inspector. Once you have made your layout look the way you would like, select the red arrow that will have appeared as you were making your changes and click ‘Save As New Style’.

    Type in a new name for your style and press OK. Continue to create as many additional styles as you would like in your layout. If you would like to apply a style to multiple objects or modify a style slightly between two objects, your previous styles will be available in the Styles list on the Style tab of the Inspector.

    Once you have made all of the changes you would like, you have the option of creating a new theme or saving the changes to the current theme.

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