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Digital asset management (DAM) provider WebDAM Solutions is launching new features that are designed to increase efficiency and streamline productivity.

One set of features revolve around the use of PowerPoint file assets. Users can now centralize, control, catalog, share and play their PowerPoint presentations within WebDAM, from any connected device.

Preset Downloading

Other new PowerPoint management features include in-page viewing, full screen viewing inside WebDAM, thumbnail previews for navigation within a PowerPoint presentation, a high-quality HTML 5 viewer and iPad/iPhone compatibility.

Ron Selvey, WebDAM Director of Marketing, said in a statement that he found the new PowerPoint management functions to be “one of the most exciting” new features, because it’s essential for him “to be able to quickly find, repurpose, and share presentation assets.”

The enhancements also include the ability to individually download or batch download digital assets in the desired format, with WebDAM handling the conversion. Supported file formats include jpeg, png, tiff, eps, bmp, gif and pdf.

Users select the format, resolution, dimensions and color space prior to downloading, and download settings can be configured each time or fixed, in order to standardize around formats and other parameters. An administrator can label fixed download presets such as print, website or email.

Extending DAM

The PowerPoint addition is only the most recent in a series of functions that WebDAM has been adding to extend the definition of what a digital asset management system can provide.

In July, for instance, the company added collaboration features that could be useful when crunching under deadlines. Those features, based around email notifications and alerts, provide everyone in a designated team with the status of the assets in question. Updates are sent when those assets are modified in a specified way.

Those modifications include assets being commented on, uploaded or downloaded, deleted, moved or edited. Notifications and alerts can be tied to actions performed on specific assets, and users can see any edits or changes that have been made.