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Upload to Main Library

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How to upload assets to your Main Library 

  1. In the Main Library, click the + Upload Files button.
  2. You’ll be prompted to choose files from your computer. Once chosen and confirmed, the files will be uploaded into your library.

You can also drag files from your desktop to your browser window. Dropping files in your Canto library will upload them.


Note: You can only upload assets to the Main Library, Smart Albums, or at the Album-level.
You will NOT be able to upload at the Folder-level

Metadata Upload Editor

  • How to add metadata directly when uploading

    You can set up a pop up window that opens automatically when files are uploaded to your library.
    1. Go to Settings  Configuration Options Upload Settings.
    2. Here you can decide whether you want a pop up window to show up when uploading files to your library via the above described method or when using Canto Connect.


  • How to set required metadata when uploading

    You can set required metadata that needs to be added when uploading to ensure that a minimum of information will be added to your assets.
    1. Go to Settings  Configuration Options Upload Settings.
    2. Check the fields that should be mandatory.


  • How to adjust the upload editor's layout

    You can customize the editor's layout to your liking. The instructions below apply to both the Metadata Editor (Upload) and the Metadata Editor (Bulk Edit).
    1. Go to Settings  Configuration Options Upload Settings.
    2. Decide which fields should be included by clicking the + to add a field to the layout or the x to remove a field from the layout (1). 
    3. Rearrange the fields by using drag & drop (2).
    4. Set up if you want certain fields in your layout to be opened or closed by clicking the v symbol (3).
      These fields can all be opened and closed at any point. This setting only sets the default.
    5. Head over to Metadata Editor (Bulk Editor) and adjust the layout to your liking.
  • Reset Pre-filled Metadata In the Metadata Editor 

When uploading multiple batches of files back to back, the Metadata Editor saved the previously inputted metadata and show them when uploading the next batch of assets. To reset the metadata, click the reset button. 


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