Uploading

Uploading your files into iBase is as simple as drag and drop, with support for any type of file, automatic keyword tagging, duplicate file detection, multiple versions, watch folders, watermarking and embedded metadata import.

Drag and Drop Uploading

Drag and Drop Upload

Upload your files into iBase by dragging them from your desktop or file manager straight onto the browser. iBase will automatically create multiple versions of your file and import any technical or descriptive metadata directly into the system. You can drag single or multiple files, or even entire folder hierarchies.

Supports Any File Type

Any type of file can be imported into iBase and automatic previews are generated for all common image, video and document types. Any file type can be blacklisted to prevent users from uploading dangerous files and limits on both file size and number of files can be implemented to prevent abuse.

Upload Any File
Detect Duplicate Files

Detect Duplicate Files

iBase uses sophisticated hashing techniques to detect whether the file you're uploading is already in the system, even if it has a different name. iBase can either allow the duplicate file to be uploaded, or reject it and notify the user. The same technology is used to determine if files have changed once they've been uploaded, an essential requirement for digital preservation.

Image and Video Watermarking

When iBase creates additional versions of your image and video files, they can have a watermark applied – this can take the form of some text, an image or a logo and can be configured to be as large, small, transparent or opaque as you wish. It can also be positioned anywhere within the frame of the file.

Image and Video Watermarking
Watch Folders

Watch Folders

Watch folders are folders anywhere on your network that iBase can monitor and import any files or sub-folders which are added or changed. The folders can be polled every minute, hour or day so you can choose the schedule which works for you. Watch folders can also be used for bulk-importing metadata from Excel files.

Embedded Metadata

Most images have some form of embedded metadata, whether technical or descriptive. iBase can import all your embedded metadata and map it to the corresponding fields in the system. If you have multiple fields with similar data, iBase can assign a priority to determine which of them should be imported.

Embedded Metadata
Automatic Keyword Tagging

Automatic Keyword Tagging

When importing image files, iBase will scan them and automatically tag them with appropriate keywords. For example, your image may contain some people in the sunshine near some woods – iBase will assign the terms "people", "trees", "sky", "sunny", etc. Each keyword is assigned a confidence level and you can set a threshold below which keywords will be rejected.

Multiple Versions

iBase will automatically create multiple versions of your image, video or sound files when they are uploaded – these can be in whatever format, size or compression level that you require. You can also create additional versions of your image files with different aspect ratios, suitable for various different requirements.

Multiple Versions