From your Home screen, click Manage in the main menu, then select Media from the drop-down. Or, if you've favorited the Media Manager, simply click Media in the top bar of the Home screen.
The Media Manager houses all of the media that you've uploaded to use in your campaigns. There's also a button you can use to upload new media.
If you'd like to favorite the Media Manager (which adds a direct link to the manager to the top of your Home screen) click the heart icon to the right of the Media title at the top of your screen. To remove it from your favorites, click the heart icon again.
Note: The favorites settings are stored in your browser; so if you log into ShortStack on a different computer/in a different browser, you will need to re-establish your favorites.
Your media assets will appear on the right-hand side. Each info pane will show you the following information:
- A thumbnail of the asset (if applicable)
- The name of the asset
- The file type of the asset
- The dimensions of the asset (if applicable)
- The file size of the asset
If you hover over the asset, you'll see additional options for managing it.
Additional Media Options
By hovering over any of your assets, you'll see the date the asset was added to your library. You'll also get these additional options:
If you're using ShortStack for Teams to grant access of your account content to other teammates, clicking Permissions (the padlock icon) is where you can set the specific access levels for your team members.
Copy URL to Clipboard
By clicking Copy URL to Clipboard (the chain link icon), you will automatically copy a direct link to the media asset to your computer's clipboard, to easily use in a campaign.
Full Size View
Click the icon to view the asset at full size, or the icon to show the file in a new tab (for video/web file types) or download the file (for files like fonts).
Use the Search field in the top-left corner of the page to look through your media assets using a single word or phrase. The Tag field (available on the Pro Plan or higher) allows you to search through your assets by typing in a tag that's attached to one or more assets. Your results will automatically be displayed on the right.
All of your filtering options appear on the left-hand side; you can use any combination of options to show the exact media assets that fit all of your filter criteria. As you select options, the selected assets appear on the right in real-time. Your options are:
In the File Type filter, you can select your assets by file type. The available file types are:
If you're looking for assets with specific dimensions, you can do so using these fields - the first field allows you to search by width (in pixels) and the second by height.
To sort the media assets, click the button next to the number of assets at the top. Your options are to sort your assets by Newest, and Oldest.
Uploading a New Media Asset
To add a new media asset to your library, click the Upload button in the top-right corner of the screen, or drag and drop a file from your computer into the browser window.
Clicking Upload will bring up a file selector on your computer. You can click to select one file, or if you need to upload multiple at once, just Ctrl-Click (on PC) or Cmd-Click (on Mac) to select more than one. Click Open in the bottom right to add the selected files to your media library.
Working With Assets
There are a couple of other options available when working with media assets; you'll see the bar appear up top when you've clicked on an asset or assets to highlight them.
Clicking the Tag button will allow you to add tags to all of the selected media assets. It also has an area that shows you all the tags already applied to the assets. Just type the tags you wish to add (with a comma between each), hit Enter/Return on your keyboard, then click the blue Save button.
The other available option is a way to delete multiple assets at once; click each asset to highlight it, then click the Delete button up top. You'll be asked to type in a short phrase to confirm, then click the red Delete button to finalize the deletion.
Note: Deleting media assets is permanent, so make absolutely sure you no longer need the assets before deleting them.