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Tagging Assets

A tag is a non-hierarchical keyword or term assigned to an asset (such as a video, an image, a podcast or a gallery). This kind of metadata helps you describe the gallery/asset in the best way, increasing the organization of your media files and allowing for easy searchability.

“Tagging was popularized by websites associated with Web 2.0 and is an important feature of many Web 2.0 services. It is now also part of other database systems, desktop applications, and operating systems.” – Wikipedia

Cincopa enables users to add tags to their videos and galleries; this proves especially useful when grouping, managing, filtering, or searching items.

Tags are usually created by the uploader on-the-go and do not need to comply with any strict guidelines.

So, here’s how to most effectively use the “tagging” feature with your Cincopa assets:

Create, add and remove tags in your Cincopa profile from the Assets page

Log into your Cincopa Account  or  Sign up for a new Cincopa Account

To learn how to upload file to the asset page press on the link

Go to the Assets Tab and hover over the file you wish to add tags to.

no-tags and any-tags are default tags and will be always present on the assets page

  • no-tag  – selecting no-tag will show all assets that have no tag
  • any-tag – selecting any-tag will show all assets that have a tag
  • created tag – selecting the created tag will work as a filter and show only assets that have this tag

Search Tag

You can also search the tag in the search bar.
The media associated with that keyword will appear below.

Add tag(s)

Click on Add more Tags as shown in the screenshot below,  mark the checkbox near the tag(s) and click on Apply

Create a New Tag

To create a new tag, simply type a tag name in the search above. If the tag does not exist ‘Create Tag’ link will appear, as shown in the screenshot below.

Select the ‘create new tag’ link and a new tag will be added as marked to the list of tags. Now click on Apply and new tags will be added to the asset. Once created, the new tag will appear under the Tags list and near the asset that it was added to.  You can add this tag to other assets as well.

Remove tags

Click on Add more Tags, uncheck checkboxes near the tag(s) to be removed and then select Apply

Create, add and remove tags to your Cincopa asset list from Settings

Add tags

You can also add tags from the Settings.  Go to the Assets Tab and select the settings option next to the asset you wish to add tags to.

Under Assets Info click on Add New Tag

Next, choose the existing tags and click on Apply

Create a new tag

To create a new tag, simply type a tag name in the search box above. If the tag does not exist a ‘Create Tag’ link will appear.

Select the ‘create new tag’ link and a new tag will be added as marked to the list of tags. Click on Apply and new tags will be added to the asset.

Remove tags

To remove the tag just click on the x next to it.

Add tags while uploading assets to the Gallery

In case you have not created a gallery yet, follow this link for instructions on how to create a Cincopa Gallery

During the initial file upload, you can add tags as shown below

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It’s advisable to add individual tags to both your multimedia assets and to the gallery, this will increase the possibility of having your assets discovered in both profile searches and search engine searches. Follow this link for instructions on how to add tags to the gallery

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