An important first step with Swivle is to add files to the system. For example, images from a photo shoot or a document that you have created or entire folder that you want to manage in Swivle.

Files can be added by doing one of the following:

  • Click the Upload files button in the top right corner and browse to the files that you want to upload.

Note: If no folder in the Folder browser is selected, files will be uploaded to "/Users/[user's email address]/Uploads" folder.

  • Drag-and-drop one or more files from your system onto a folder or Collection in the Folder browser.
  • Drag-and-drop a file from your system onto the content panel.
  • Open an empty folder and click on Click here in the content panel and browse to the files that you want to upload.

After dropping the files, a screen appears showing all added files.

If needed, add additional files to this screen. Recommended also is to add metadata to the files.

Once a file has been added to Swivle, it needs to be found again. Searching is done by using the metadata of the file: information that describes specific aspects of a file and its content. It tells you:

  • Who created the file
  • What type of file it is
  • Where the file is stored
  • When the file was created
  • ... and much more

Metadata is extracted from the file itself and can also be added manually. Consider adding tags, a status, copyright information, and so on. Read more about how to edit metadata.

When done, click Finish.

Uploaded files can be found back by using folder browser.

Tip: Click Auto finish at the bottom of the screen to automatically return to the main screen without editing metadata when the upload is completed.

Please read our how-to article about Upload request, if you want to send a link to an external contributor to remotely upload the files through a Web browser.

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