Digital Asset Management Glossary C

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Cataloguing

Adding and editing textual data to a database of digital assets, including descriptions, captions, keywords / tags, creating relationships between items.

Cloud digital asset management software

A computer system which provides the means to ingest digital files and catalog them with metadata and keywords, and then be able to readily search for, view, and retrieve those digital assets as required. The iBase Trinity DAM software is also compatible with Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud infrastructure.

CMYK
Cyan magenta yellow and black

A colour space typically used for printing, whereas computer displays use the RGB colour space.

Colour depth

Or Bit depth. The number of bits used to define a colour, e.g. 24 bits is common for computer displays, where 8 bits are used for each of Red, Green and Blue (RGB). Thus 224 = 16,777,216 (usually described as 16 million) different colours are available, often described as 'True Colour'.

Colour space

The numerical description of a colour, usually either RGB for monitors or CMYK for printing.

Configurable database structure

In the context of digital asset management and media asset library systems, being able to create and modify the structure of the database according to specific requirements. For example, the number and type of fields available for storing descriptive text data, keyword (category) hierarchies of any depth and breath, parent and child relationships between items, etc…

CBIR
Content based image retrieval

Using visual information rather than any associated text or keyword data to search for and retrieve images with similar characteristics, for example an overall colour hue, similar shapes such as buildings or people etc…

CMS
Content management system

A software system for managing the content of a website. Full content management systems enable every aspect of a site to be managed without the need for programming or web design skills. It is a fundamental requirement of a digital asset management or online library system that the content of images and other digital assets can be managed, but these systems may not include features for adding to or changing other aspects of the content, for example plain text pages, layout, colours and fonts.

Corporate Image Management

Businesses who wish to keep track of all of their digital images, and track which marketing campaigns those images have been used in would require iBase.