Canto updates Cumulus DAM software

Canto has announced the immediate availability of Cumulus 7.5, a new edition of its digital asset management software that offers — in addition to new features — enhanced support for Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Office 2007 and Adobe InDesign CS3.

Cumulus 7.5 features the ability to hide master category tabs from certain users or groups to provide a more easily navigated workspace, and the ability for the software to perform user-defined trigger actions when a metadata field is changed to a certain value.

The Cumulus 7.5 Mac OS X and Windows software clients now include a collection basket that enables users to gather assets via drag and drop for batch access and processing. There’s also a virtual light table for viewing and organization.

New formula-based metadata fields can automatically determine an image’s orientation (portrait or landscape), create output displays for views and reports and perform numeric calculations and if-then scenarios.

In addition to new enhanced support for Windows Vista, Office 2007 and InDesign CS3, enhanced metadata support has also been added for Apple’s iWork Suite (Keynote and Pages). In all, more than 40 new file formats have been added to the list of formats.

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