Extensis Portfolio 8 Offers Easier Sharing

Extensis has unveiled Portfolio 8, the latest edition of their popular digital asset management solution. The new version of Portfolio provides industrial-strength workflow features to organize and share digital files with visual catalogs and embedded metadata--making it easy to quickly find, route and distribute valuable material like images, brochures, layouts and logos within asset creation workgroups and externally with global partners.

Portfolio 8 provides built-in workflow tracking out-of-the-box, as well as the new ability to add cataloging presets to AutoSync folders, enabling users to add files to Portfolio with predefined metadata and move them through a workflow simply by dropping them into folders on the file-server. The new Portfolio can also keep track of a job's status and help communicate with and route files to other team members.

Other improvements in Portfolio 8 include private galleries, accessible only by the original creator, and scratchpad galleries to easily collect items from several different locations and organize them for printing or other activities. Portfolio 8 users who utilize the NetPublish plug-in can create dynamic searchable websites powered by their Portfolio catalogs and even control which assets are viewable by simply changing metadata. For more information on the Portfolio family of products visit http://www.extensis.com/portfolio.