Integrate With Adobe Creative Cloud Using LinkrUI

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Would you like to use your Webdam assets in Adobe Creative Cloud? You no longer have to download your assets first. Instead you can now directly add them to your Adobe content using the LinkrUI Connector.

The LinkrUI Connector is a plugin, which allows you to use assets from Webdam in your Adobe content. The Connector can be used in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Premiere and After Effects. When your Adobe file is ready you can use the connector to directly upload it to Webdam.

Using the connector can be a huge time saver as you don't have to leave Adobe anymore to find what you need. You can search and filter your assets, access your Webdam lightboxes and check the asset details and metadata all from within the connector.

 

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How to Enable the LinkrUI Connector?

Contact your Customer Success Manager if you're interested in the LinkrUI connector. Your Customer Success Manager will be happy to further assist you.

 

How to Download and Install the Connector?

The Adobe Connector provided by LinkrUI is a paid solution.

  1. Click one of the available download links below to download the Adobe CC Connector from LinkrUI.

  2. (For Windows only) Unzip the ZIP file.

  3. Install the installation file on your machine.

  4. Open your Adobe software.

  5. Make sure the LinkrUI panel is opened. Go to Window > Extensions > LinkrUI to enable it. You'll be asked if you already have an activation code.

  6. Click Yes to proceed.

  7. Enter your name in the Name field.

  8. Enter your email address in the Email field.

  9. Enter the activation code Webdam provided you with in the Activation Key field.

  10. Click the Activate button to activate your license.

You can now start using the LinkrUI Connector. Read more about using the connector in the sections below.

 

How to Use the Connector?

By default, the plugin shows all the assets you have access to. You can search and filter the assets to find what you're looking for.

There's no need to leave Adobe if you want to check the metaproperties and other metadata your assets are tagged with. The plugin can show you this information right from within Adobe.The plugin also allows you to access your lightboxes.

Quick Start Guide

  1. Make sure the LinkrUI panel is opened. Go to Window > Extensions > LinkrUI to enable it. The extension will ask you to log in to your Webdam portal.

  2. Click the Authenticate button. A browser window should open to authenticate. If this is not the case copy the full URL from the connector screen and visit the URL in your browser.

    Log in to the portal the usual way. The connector will request access to your Webdam account. Click Yes to proceed. 

    If your login is successful the following message will appear: "Authentication complete. Please return to the LinkrUI panel in your Adobe application". If successful, return to your Adobe application and click the Close button in the LinkrUI panel. The portal assets will be loaded.

    Try logging in again if the authentication was not successful.

  3. (Optional) Search and filter your assets or open a lightbox.

  4. Drag and drop a Webdam asset to your Adobe content. Depending on the Adobe software you're using there may be additional steps to place the image into your actual content.

 

How to Add Webdam Assets to Your Adobe Content?

  1. Browser the folders in the LinkrUI panel. Click a folder to open it and navigate to the asset you want to add to your Adobe content. You can also use the available filters and/or search bar as well as open a lightbox to find the asset you're looking for.

  2. Drag and drop a Webdam asset to your Adobe content. Depending on the Adobe software you're using there may be additional steps to place the image into your actual content.

 

How to Upload Your Adobe Files to Webdam?

With the LinkrUI plugin you can add your Webdam assets to your Adobe files. Did you know that you can also upload your Adobe file to Webdam without having to leave the Adobe suite? Follow the steps below to directly upload your Adobe file to your Webdam portal.

  1. Make sure the Adobe file you're working on is saved.

  2. Click the linkrui_upload.png button and click Upload New Asset.

  3. (Optional) Change the name of your new Webdam asset in the Name field.

  4. (Optional) Add your asset to a lightbox by selecting the available lightboxes in the Lightbox section.

    Note
    Scroll down in the Lightbox section to load more lightboxes.

  5. Click Choose a folder, select the folder you want to upload the asset to and click Select.
  6. Click the Upload button to upload your Adobe file as a new asset to your Webdam portal.

 

How to Change the View?

There are two types of views available in the asset overview panel in the Connector.

  • Grid View

    The grid view shows the thumbnails of the assets and a small part of the asset title.

    Click the linkrui_grid.png button to enable the grid view.

  • List View

    The list view shows more asset information and can show more assets compared to the grid view.

    Click the linkrui_list.png button to enable the list view.


    Tip

    Did you know you can change the size of the thumbnails in the LinkrUi panel?

    Read more about customizing the size of the thumbnails here.

How to Search and Filter Assets Inside the Connector?

Click the linkrui_filter.png button at the top of the panel to filter the assets. Select the appropriate values and click Show results to filter your assets.

You can also use the search bar at the top of the panel to find the asset(s) you're looking for.

 

How to Access Lightboxes in the Connector?

Open the All ᐯ dropdown at the top of the panel to open the list with lightboxes you have access to. Click a name of a lightbox to see the assets that are inside the lightbox.

 

How to View Asset Metadata in the Connector?

  1. Click the asset of which you want to view the metadata.

  2. Click the linkrui_view.png button. A Details panel will appear.

  3. Scroll down in the Details panel to see all the available metaproperties, tags and other information the asset is tagged with

    Tip

    Right click metadata and click Copy to copy the metadata.

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  4. (Optional) Select another asset in the plugin to view the asset detail data of that asset.

Further Explore the LinkrUI Connector

Explore all the other options and features that are available in the LinkrUI connector below.

  1. Make sure the LinkrUI panel is opened. Go to Window > Extensions > LinkrUI to enable it.

  2. Click the linkrui_upload.png button and check one of the options below.

    • Login

      Click Login to log in to the LinkrUI connector when you're not logged in.

      Enter your Webdam portal URL in the Server URL field and click Authenticate. A browser window should open to authenticate. If this is not the case copy the full URL from the connector screen and visit the URL in your browser.

      Log in to the portal the usual way. If your login is successful the following message will appear: "Authentication complete. Please return to the LinkrUI panel in your Adobe application". If successful, return to your Adobe application and click the Close button in the LinkrUI panel. The portal assets will be loaded.

      Try logging in again if the authentication was not successful.

    • Upload New Asset

      Read more about uploading your Adobe file as a new Webdam asset here.

    • Preferences

      Scroll through the preferences section to see all the available preferences.

      • Asset size

        Drag the slider to set the display size of the thumbnails in the panel of the connector. The thumbnail preview shows you how big the thumbnail will be.

      • Local Asset Cache Purge Interval

        This setting allows you to set after how much time your cached assets will be cleared. This means that the assets that are cached locally will be removed.

        Tip

        We advise using an interval that equals the time of the project you're working on in Adobe. If your project will take a week set the interval to After a week.

      • Local Asset Cache Folder

        Click Choose to select the folder on your local machine where the cached assets can be stored.

        Click Clear Cache to empty the above folder and to remove all cached assets.

      • Link Updates This option can decide what happens when there's a new version of the assets that are used in your Adobe file.

        For example, when you're using a Photoshop file in your InDesign file. If you upload your InDesign file to the cloud and another user open this InDesign file and modifies the Photoshop file. With the Link Updates option you can decide what happens the next time you open this InDesign file again.

        Auto update - This will ensure that the latest version of the assets in your Adobe file will be retrieved automatically. In the above example the new Photoshop file will be retrieved.

        Prompt - You'll be asked whether you want to retrieve the latest version of your assets used in your Adobe file. In the above example you'll be asked if you want to retrieve the latest version of the Photoshop file.

        Do nothing - The latest version of the assets used in your Adobe file won't be retrieved. In the above example the latest version of the Photoshop file won't be retrieved and you won't be asked to retrieve it.

    • Log out

      Click Log out to disconnect the LinkrUI connector from your Webdam portal.

    • Check Connections

      Use this option if you're experiencing issues with the LinkrUI connector to make sure the connector is connected correctly.

    • Uploads

      Click this option to see the Adobe files that are currently being uploaded to your Webdam portal. Read more about uploading your Adobe file to your Webdam portal here.

      If the Upload screen is empty there are currently no files being uploaded.

    • Refresh

      This option will refresh the panel of the LinkrUI connector. Click this option if you're not seeing the thumbnails in the connector or if you're having other issues.

    • Logging

      This option allows you to set the level of logging. Click the Logging dropdown, select one of the available options and click OK to save the option.

      Note

      The LinkrUI also has automated logging built in.

    • About

      Click this option to see which version of the LinkrUI connector currently is installed.

    • Contact Support

      Click this option when you need technical assistance with the LinkrUI connector.

    Tip

    Click Reset Preferences to go back to the default setup of the LinkrUI connector. This action can't be undone.

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