Widen’s latest version of Backdrop™ is here with our Summer Release! What’s new? Well, first and foremost is its plug-in integration with Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom™2. The new Backdrop feature enables users of Lightroom 2 to upload images to Backdrop directly from the Lightroom digital photo management application. The export plug-in provides users with the ability to login to the Backdrop site, choose an upload profile, and specify the desired size and quality of the images to be uploaded.
In addition to this, we’ve added to ability to print images along with comments (which also lists author of the comment(s)) individually or in batch. Reporting functionality has been enhanced with reporting for uploads and orders. Need a certain layout for contact sheets? Now you can create dynamic contact sheets – you pick how many images (columns and rows) you want per page.
Need to search on a specific date range for uploaded photos? Backdrop now has the ability to search photos by upload date. We’ve also added the ability to rate photos using a star system (hey, nice shot – I’ll give that 4 stars) – and users can search by the rating (I ONLY want to look at images with 5 stars).
Backdrop is a web-based image management application for creative professionals that provides photographers with the ability to route images to reviewers for comments and approval. Its configurable workflows eliminate time-consuming tasks and provide a high degree of workflow flexibility, as well as seamlessly connect with the Widen Media Collective® digital asset management system.