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Comments on assets

Learn how to add comments, provide feedback, and collaborate on assets within the ImageKit Digital Asset Management (DAM).

In ImageKit DAM, users can seamlessly provide feedback, share ideas, and discuss various aspects of assets directly within the platform. Whether it's images, videos, or other files, commenting becomes a streamlined process, fostering efficient teamwork and facilitating clearer communication.

Contextual comment on images

Users can add comments anywhere on an image by clicking on the desired point. This allows for precise feedback and discussion tailored to specific areas of interest within the image. Users can also add comments without specific contextual points by clicking the "Add comment" button.

Contextual comment on videos

Comments on videos are timestamped, ensuring that discussions are linked to specific moments in the video. Users can easily reference these timestamps for clarity and context during discussions.

Commenting on non-media files

Users can still add comments using the "Add Comment" button for non-image and video files, such as PDF or TXT. While these comments may not be tied to specific elements within the file, they still serve as valuable feedback and discussion points.

Limitations on comments

  • A file can have at most 50 threads.
  • A thread can have at most 50 comments.
  • A comment can have at most 500 characters.

Resolving comments

Users can resolve comments once they have been addressed or no longer require further action. This helps maintain clarity and organization within comment threads.

Sorting and filtering

Users can sort comments by recently created or recent activity, enabling them to prioritize discussions based on their relevance and urgency. Additionally, comments can be filtered by resolved and unresolved threads for easier navigation and management.

Comments and versions

Comments are associated with specific versions of files, ensuring that discussions remain linked to the appropriate iteration. This allows for continuity and context preservation, even as files are updated or revised.

Edit and delete

Users can edit their comments for clarity or correctness and delete them if necessary, ensuring that discussions remain accurate and relevant.

Users can copy and share links to specific threads. This allows them to reference discussions or share them with relevant stakeholders easily.

Emoji reactions and rich text editor

Users can express their reactions to comments using emojis, adding a layer of nuance and engagement to discussions. The rich text editor also allows users to format their comments for better readability and emphasis.

Mention other users

Users can mention other users in their comments, drawing their attention to specific discussions or seeking their input. This fosters collaboration and ensures that relevant stakeholders are engaged in the conversation.

Watchers and Notifications

Watchers of a thread include:

  • The file owner
  • Anyone commenting on the thread
  • Users mentioned within the thread discussion

This ensures that relevant stakeholders are kept informed of ongoing discussions and developments.

Watchers receive email notifications for the following types of new activity on a thread:

  • Creation of a new thread with comments.
  • Replies on a thread, facilitating ongoing conversation.
  • Deletion of a thread.
  • Changes in status of resolution.

Users will also receive notifications for new comments and mentions on threads they are watching, directly on their dashboard in the Notification center.

Notifications are only sent to users with at least "Can view" permission on the file. A user won't receive notifications for their actions.

Access control and permissions

Read about the permission levels required for Media Library Restricted Access users for different comment operations here.