An important first step when working with Swivle is adding files to the system, such as images from a photo shoot, a document that you have created, or an 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.

About metadata

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.

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.

Read our article about Upload requests if you want to send a link to an external contributor to remotely upload the files through a Web browser.

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