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Downloading files using the Desktop client of Elvis 5

 

Downloading files using the Desktop client of Elvis 5

When working with files that are stored in Elvis, there may come a point that you want to save one or more files locally to use them in some way.

Using the Elvis Desktop client, it is possible to download a range of selected files or download a complete folder structure.

You can download the original file in its original format or you can download the preview as used by the Elvis clients. Previews are downloaded in a specific file format for each kind of file (see the supported file types). For images, custom download options are available.

You can access all download options from the application menu and the context menu on selected files. There is also a button to download the selected original files.

The Download Image As option in the context menu

Downloading a custom image

Images can be downloaded in various ways. Right-click a file and choose Download Image As... > Custom... and choose one of the following options.

The Download As dialog

  • Format. Download the file in any of the following file formats:
  • PNG
  • JPG
  • TIFF
  • Size to. Download the image in its original size or as a percentage of that size.
  • Resolution. Specify the resolution in which to download the image.
  • Metadata. Define if the metadata of the original file should be included.

Note: The PNG format does not support embedded metadata and does not support including metadata from the original.

  • Color profile. (Requires Elvis 5.24 or higher) Define if the color profile that was used to generate the preview should be included.

Creating and sharing Download Presets

Options that are used often can be saved as Download Presets and optionally shared with others. Users can create their own Download Presets or they can be created by the system administrator.

Note: Download Presets can only be shared with user groups, not with users.

Creating presets as a user

Step 1. In the Download window, click Save Preset.

The New Preset window appears.

The New Preset window

Step 2. Enter a descriptive name for the Download Preset.

Step 3. (Optional) Select one or more groups to share the Download Preset with.

Note: The options for sharing Download Presets only appear when user groups exist within Elvis.

Step 4. Click Save.

Creating presets as a system administrator

Step 1. In the Desktop client, choose Organize > Organize Download Presets.

The Preview presets window appears.

The Preview Presets window

Step 2. Enter a descriptive name for the Download Preset.

Step 3. (Optional) Select one or more groups to share the Download Preset with.

Note: The options for sharing Download Presets only appear when user groups exist within Elvis.

Step 4. Define the download settings for this preset.

Step 5. Click Save.

Document history

  • 30 June 2017: Made the instructions about how to share Download Presets clearer.
  • 3 May 2017: Added information about the option for including the color profile of an image.
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