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Group your Fluxiom tags with colours

Some of our customers do have many tags to organise.
We help our customers to keep their data organised and up-to-date. For this reason we picked a customer feedback from our long time customer Peter to share it with all Fluxiom users.

How to work with tag colours

Color your tags to group them visually for better organisation.
At Create tags you can see how to set colours for your own tags.

To colour your tags go to the “Tags section” and click on the grey icon to open the colour chooser to colour each tag.
The chosen tag colour will appear in the Asset view tag panel and all relevant views where you can see your tags.

πŸ’š We hope you are as far so happy with this great customer suggestion as we. Thanks to Peter for reaching out to us with your feedback! πŸ’š
We love your feedback and we are always glad to support you!


Online-Payment Security with Strong User Authentication (SCA)

With the entry into force of the PSD2 Guidelines on 14 September 2019, the European Banking Authority is calling for a higher level of security for all transactions, including payment transactions that involve fraud: this is where Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) comes into play.

The SCA wants to ensure a secure authentication of the user and thus reduce the risk of fraud. For example, the typical card payment has been secured for a long time. When paying online with a credit card, 3D Secure provides strong authentication.
However, the PSD2 now envisages that users who want to access their payment account online or trigger a payment online will also be required to use two-factor-authentication (2FA), which is required for strong customer authentication.

Recurring payment transactions, ie standing orders, with a fixed amount are exempted from the second transaction. Therefore, only the first transaction with an SCA has to be released.

The following steps describe the process:

  • For existing customers
    Here nothing changes until a new credit card will be added.
  • For new customers – when registering for a trial version
    Here nothing changes in the first 30 days.
  • Get a paid account with monthly fee (starter, team, business)
    Got to Account -—> Billing -—> Credit Card to add the credit card details for debit

Step 1: In this step, adding the credit card is required. In the course of entering the credit card data (name, number and check number), the confirmation is also requested in the second step by the user to release the debit.

Step 2: The second step is depending on your Credit Card and will ask you to identify with a push notification, a text message, or another method chosen by your bank.

Step 3: After successfully updating or adding your credit card details this message will appear: Your credit card details were successfully updated

Account/Billing Details

Step 1: Enter Credit Card Details Pop Up

Credit Card Successful Added / Updated


Improve your business & secure your assets!

How you can improve your business with Fluxiom!
Detailed information on the forthcoming Strong Customer Authentication for Europe!

  1. Add users Make your assets available for all in your company!
  2. Share your files Whom should the files be delivered to?
  3. Versioning Do you need versions or an update of your files?
  4. Stages Share assets with your colleagues and partners and constantly update them with stages.
  5. Organise your assets with tags. Create Tags, What are tags?
    You can use client names, project titles or use search terms to easily find the assets again to work with. You can use it as your image data base.
  6. Search after labels!
    Search and find your assets via tags and labels. Label generation is done during the asset upload.
  7. Upload in realtime Upload single file’s or use the uploader for zip files to have them available in your account.
  8. We constantly enhance and support the newest security standards. Security is a main topic for us and we care about your assets. On Sept, 14th we will have SCA authorisation method with us!!

Improvement for your business

Have a powerful image data base, a collaboration tool for marketing materials and documents. This all and even more will straighten your work process and fasten up your daily communication routines.

Free Trial account

Give it a look with a free trial testing account – no credit card needed – and be prepared for your upcoming dream projects and plans!

Still questions?

No problem, just send us a chat message.


Fluxiom introduces object & scene detection for your images!


Thanks to Nik MacMillan, Holly Mandarich, Julie Macey and Shea Rouda for the perfect picture to illustrate the new Fluxiom feature “automatic labels for your images”.


In the details panel you will find the labels for your images

With this new feature Fluxiom can detect and recognise objects, people and scenes in your images for better search results.

The asset labels are trained and tested to reflect your image characteristics.
This means you can search after labels like “Tree” or “Human” or “Portrait” and many more to find your relevant asset.

Short facts about it:

  • The recognition and detection for the assets is done in Fluxiom – no 3rd party services are used to retrieve labels
  • The labels will be available instantly for all new uploads
  • For all existing images the labels will be generated until end of June

Stay tuned for updates in the next blogpost.

Nice video on how object & scene detection is used in a different used case: “AI Object and Scene Recognition by Huawei”: youtube.com/watch?v=G7EDoF87x4A

πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ™ŒWe’re excited to announce that now all labels are generated for all users. πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ™Œ


Fluxiom is now GDPR compliant

With the upcoming EU Data Regulation (GDPR) in May 25th, 2018 we are glad to inform you that Fluxiom already complies with this regulation. Please find below a brief description of what we added to our policies to make them more readable for you.

Privacy Policy

We split the Privacy Policy up into sections like the following:

  • Registration: with more details about where your data is needed.
  • Data & Personal Data: where your data is in use.
  • Your Controls and Choices: how you can handle opt-out choices.

Security Policy

We split the Security Policy up into sections like the following:

  • Data: to provide more information how we secure your data and where it is stored.
  • Data Transfer: to give you more information in your transit encryption.
  • Our Third Parties list: What Fluxiom uses to secure, support and save your data.

Our aim is to make our Policies easier to read and to understand.

Although we updated a lot of the wording in our Privacy Policy & Security Policy, our core values remain unchanged: your privacy is critically important to us and we care about your data.

  • We store personal information for only as long as necessary and legally allowed.
  • We aim for full transparency on how we gather, use, and share your personal information.

Our service is GDPR compliant with the update of our policies on and after May, 25th, 2018. If you have any further questions, please contact our support team at support@fluxiom.com


Fluxiom is getting GDPR ready

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, DSGVO in German) which will come into effect on May, 25 2018, we are right in the process of preparing Fluxiom, our digital asset management service to be compliant with the new regulations.

We will be compliant with the GDPR (DSGVO) in time on or before May, 25 2018. All our services are hosted in Austria, Europe.

What does this mean for you?

We will bring our security and privacy statements in line with the requirements of the GDPR, including details about where your data is saved, and which security processes will protect your data. And we will be making them clearer and easier to understand. We are reviewing our internal data practices to be sure that our processes are compliant.

We will be updating the terms and policies available here

These changes will apply to all Fluxiom customers. We will notify you as soon as these updates are available.

In the meantime, you are welcome to send us your questions to support@fluxiom.com.



Fluxiom is changing, starting today

A few weeks ago, we shared our plans to upgrade Fluxiom to a brand new platform featuring cutting-edge hardware and industry-leading connectivity. This platform is now live, and the service has never performed better. With plenty of power to spare, we are now poised to introduce a series of significant improvements to our interface, peeling away older code, letting go of compatibility layers, and revealing a livelier, sprightlier Fluxiom!

Because nobody likes disorientating updates, we will introduce these new features progressively over the coming months, starting today with brand-new login, upload, and download pages β€” new gateways to a new app!

Our fresh new design is crisper and fully responsive, heralding our upcoming transition to a fully mobile interface. It puts your custom brand front and centre and guarantees the fastest possible load times, even on 4G networks. (Can you say iPad Pro on the go?) Whether you are logging into your account or a Stage or even uploading a file to a Fluxiom user’s Inbox, the extra speed and smoother flow will make switching to Fluxiom a breeze.

Improvements to the app’s logic make it easier to navigate traditionally tight corners. For example, you can now log into your account and recover a forgotten password using either your username or your email address. Look for many such small boosts in every corner of the application.

We will share more about our new setup soon, and introduce our exciting new features as they come online. In the meantime, remember the whole team stands ready to answer your questions through in-app chat or email.

Summary

  • The new Fluxiom platform is now live
  • Improvements are scheduled over the coming weeks
  • Key app pages are now faster and better-looking
  • Our transition to an all-responsive UI is underway
  • Log in using either your email or username


New Preview Pop-Over

Fluxiom’s quick and easy previews are the best way to drill into large file collections. Today, we are introducing a dramatically simpler and faster way to peek into your photos, videos, and PDFs: gone are the old-school pop-up windows, replaced instead by lightweight in-app overlays.

These overlays offer all the rich functionality you rightly expect from Fluxiom’s desktop-class interface:

  1. Press the Space bar to open the preview.
  2. Navigate from one file to the next by using your Arrow keys, without closing the previews.
  3. Access key file information β€” such as the name and size of each document β€” above the previews.
  4. Press the space bar to quickly return to your Assets View. Check out all available keyboard-shortcuts.

Quick-action buttons enable you to download each file as you view it, or to transfer it to a pop-up window, so as to compare as many assets as you wish on the screen. (The latter functionality emulates the old previews.)

We no longer enlarge small images when displaying them. Conversely, large files are now carefully downsized and presented in full Retina quality. This ensures that previews always look their best and should greatly facilitate delicate design work.

From a technical standpoint, the new previews use as much native browser functionality as possible, thereby maximizing performance and battery life. (Can you say iPad Pro?) In particular, the video player now uses HTML5 by default (using Flash only as a fallback) and PDF documents are natively embedded.

The new previews are available right now across Fluxiom, including on Stages. We know how central previews are to your workflows and hope you will enjoy this lighter and better-performing version. As always, we eagerly look forward to reading your feedback!

Key points

  • Previews are now lighter and faster
  • Videos and PDFs now display natively
  • You can still pop out assets in separate windows to compare them


Full steam ahead in 2016

Brand-new Macs about to join their many siblings in the data centre. Think integration day, for computers.

Some people ring in the new year with party streamers and silly string. For 2016, we chose nylon ties and CAT6 cables, as the holidays marked the beginning of the largest technology upgrade cycle in the history of Fluxiom. As our clients’ businesses grow in numerous and exciting ways, so does ours. With ever more files on Fluxiom, ever more images on Maiko, and ever more client sites to run, we felt the time had come to step up our game in a big way.

All-new platform

Our commitment to privacy and security runs deep. Our brand-new platform continues to be designed, operated, and maintained in-house using the latest Apple hardware for optimal reliability and efficiency. We never outsource client data to opaque clouds, and take full responsibility for its safekeeping.

Each layer of our stack will now run on multiple dedicated machines, without wasting a drop of power on virtualisation. Hot spares and bespoke deployment recipes will empower us to face the unpredictable, from hardware failures to overnight sensations, by bringing up additional equipment at any time, in a matter of minutes.

These new, turbo-charged servers will run the latest major Ruby and Rails versions. Over the next six months, we will progressively upgrade every app we maintain to the very latest iteration of these fast-moving technologies, enabling us to squeeze every drop of power and reliability from the new hardware.

The new platform is already up and running and undergoing the final tests. We will be moving client services transparently to the new setup over the coming few weeks, as the old platform progressively winds down.

End of support for older browsers

On 12 January 2016, Microsoft stopped supporting older versions of Internet Explorer. While we are not yet ready to take such drastic steps, we will stop supporting IE 7–9 on 1Β March 2016.

Older versions of Explorer are not only fundamentally insecure, they also lack support for the modern web technologies we need to introduce new features and interfaces. Supporting these older and marginal browsers means withholding improvements from everybody, which we feel is not an acceptable trade-off.

While we won’t lock out anybody by design, we will stop testing new releases against these browsers. For their own security and peace of mind, we encourage all our customers to upgrade to supported versions of Explorer or cross-grade to browsers like Chrome and Firefox today. Our support team is ready to assist you in this effort.

We remain committed to supporting every platform we can, so long as it does not endanger stability or security. Therefore, we shall continue to support the last two versions of Safari, Chrome, and Firefox on all platforms, as well as Internet Explorer 10 and 11 on Windows.

Summary

  • Fluxiom is upgrading all its software and hardware
  • The upgrade will be fully transparent to end-users
  • Exciting new features will launch in the second half of 2016
  • Support for Internet Explorer 7–9 will end on 1 March


Up they go, there you go

The Uploader is Fluxiom’s unsung hero, enabling you to import assets into your accounts from the comfort of a native OS X application. It is also the perfect starting point for automated workflows using AppleScript, and similar technologies.

We are psyched to introduce an update to the Uploader, bringing in a fresh new look and a vibrant new icon. This new version also includes full copy-and-paste support to facilitate uploading large groups of files, in addition to the usual drag-and-drop facilities.

This release has been optimized for OS X v. 10.9 Mavericks and later, including the current OS X v. 10.10 Yosemite β€” and the upcoming OS X v. 10.11 El Capitan. To facilitate large-scale deployments, as well as system restores, it is distributed exclusively on the Mac App Store. It is also fully sandboxed and TLS-enabled, so as to guarantee optimal levels of security.

See the web uploader interface and the Fluxiom Uploader in action

We are already hard at work on further refinements to the application, including new and faster ways to upload data and switch between all your logged-in accounts. In the meantime, we look forward to hearing your feedback.

Key Points

  • The Fluxiom Uploader has been updated
  • It is now brighter and more secure
  • You can download it from the Mac App Store