The media browser, accessible by clicking on the
Media tab in the project tool bar bar, lets project
members conveniently view, sort and filter through project media. Unless
filtering is enabled, the browser shows all media in the project as icons.
Clicking on an icon opens up the basic media editing form and a larger version
of the media. Clicking on the larger version will open the largest web-viewable
version of the media (for images, a pan-and-zoom version of the image, for video
or audio, a playable version). The original media file can be downloaded by
clicking on the "download" button on the basic editing form.
The media browser supports three different ways of viewing lists of media:
List mode displays five items per page at fairly high-resolution with MorphoBank number, specimen number, taxonomic name and view shown.
Thumbnail mode displays twenty-five items per page at lower high-resolution with only MorphoBank number and taxonomic name.
Mosaic mode displays one-hundred items per page at low high-resolution without any additional information. Images in mosaic mode are cropped to be square, so portions of rectangular images may be missing in this view.
A set of view mode buttons is present in the upper-right hand corner of the media browser. Clicking on a button changes the view mode.
The media browser can sort items by a number of criteria:
name of user who submitted media
By default, items are sorted by MorphoBank number. You can change the sort order using the "Sort by" drop-down menu in the upper-left hand corner of the media browser.
By default the media browser displays all project media. For projects with lots of media this can get unwieldy, so the browser offers two ways to filter what you see.
The "Show" drop-down menu in the upper-left hand corner of the media browser allows you to easily display only those media items meeting some basic criteria:
identified displays only media items that are associated with a specimen.
unidentified displays only media items that are not associated with a specimen.
copyrighted displays only media items that have their "is under copyright?" checkbox set.
non-copyrighted displays only media items that do not have their "is under copyright?" checkbox set.
all displays all media items. This is the default.
You can also filter media items by taxonomy, view and/or the name of the member who submitted the media by clicking on the "Edit filter" button at the center-top of the media browser. Check off the taxa, views and/or members you wish to filter by on the set up screen, shown below, and click on the "set filter" button.
When taxon/view/member filtering is active the "set filter" button in the media browser will be red. To clear filtering, click on the "set filter" button and uncheck all filtering criteria. An easy way to do this is to hit the "(none)" button above each column of filtering criteria .
Both types of filtering can be used at the same time to create specific lists of media to show, for example, a list of copyrighted media that were uploaded by a specific member.