Once you log in you can see the browser window visually separated into three functional areas. The very right vertical part is Infopanel.
By default, when no files are selected, it contains lower case “i” framed by a circle (an icon for Infopanel) with a “Select all” button beneath it.
Infopanel is there to allow you apply changes, delete, download, label and mark assets in groups or separately. Press the “Select all” button in order to select all the assets in your storage and apply changes to the whole selection. You may also select one or several files using one of the ways described here.
Below see the description of all the buttons and functions in the Infopanel once a particular asset is selected.
- Filename - this is the original filename of your asset. You can change it right here in Pics.io. The easiest thing to do it is to make a double click on the filename. This change will be saved in Google Drive as well after sync.
- "Google Drive" symbol next to the file name is an indicator that shows the state of asset synchronization with Google Drive. Pale and semi-transparent symbol means that the asset is not in sync with your Google Drive. When the asset is synchronized, the symbol is bright.
- "Lock" button protects the Infopanel fields from unauthorized or careless changes. You can choose "Always lock" option that will apply to all your collections in Pics.io as a default status. You can select "Unlock" to modify a particular asset, and the system will return to its default locked status once the asset it closed. "Unlock until logout" option will keep the Infopanel unlocked for changes until the end of the session. Alternatively, you can choose "Always unlock" as a default status for all your collections.
- Three vertical dots to the left of the "lock" sign hide a dropdown menu with three options: "Download" allows you to download the selected assets. "Move to trash" button deletes the selected assets from your Pics.io storage. And "Rename" button allows to change the filename of the asset.
- Title & Description block contains two correspondent fields for you to fill in to make your assets more verbally-specified.
- Keywords section allows you to create or modify as well as auto-generate keywords for the range of assets selected. If you see a yellow bullet here, it indicates that keywords parsing is in progress. A red bullet tells you that the parsing process has run into some mistake.
- Assignees section lets you assign the current asset to a particular teammate.
- Linked assets block gives you information as to which other assets the current asset is associated. You can easily unlink one or several files by a simple click on the X next to the filename.
- Collections section shows you which collections the current asset belongs to. One and the same asset can belong to several collections in Pics.io. If you want to delete this asset from one collection but keep it in another collection, you just need to press X next to the name of the collection you want to remove.
- Lightboards - this section shows if an asset belongs to any of your personal lightboards. This tag is only visible to you. A simple click on the cross next to the name of the lightboard will detach this asset from the lightboard.
- Asset marks field allows you to star-rate, mark the revision stage or color-mark your assets. Learn more about these features here.
- Share option - switching the slider you will generate a link that you can use to share this asset outside Pics.io.
- EXIF** section contains numerous fields for you to see, add and modify specific metadata fields. If you see a yellow bullet here, it indicates that metadata parsing is in progress. A red bullet tells you that the parsing process has run into some mistake.
- Google Map - you can get a google map automatically uploaded here. Just make sure you specify the GPSLatitude and GPSLongitude in the corresponding custom fields.