Pickit uses some terminology that might be new to you, so we put together a reference of terms and definitions that will appear throughout this guide.
Add-in – Can also be referred to as an app or plug-in for Office. When using Pickit in PowerPoint, Word, and Teams you will be using the add-in interface.
Admin – A Pickit admin can upload images, invite users, style the image bank and assign user permissions on the web. We do not limit the amount of admins per image bank.
Collections – All images live in a folder or album type environment that we call collections. Typically images in a collection share a common theme or concept
Collection Group – This is an organization system where you can easily group together multiple collections that share a common theme or concept.
Company Images – A private and secure Azure-based image bank where admins can upload and share internal images. There is no restriction on storage.
Curation – The process of styling and organizing your image bank for a strong visual impact.
Featured Collections – Collections can be promoted into a more visible location of the image bank. Featured Collections appear near the top of the add-in with square shaped thumbnails. If there is a Hero Collection, the Featured Collections will appear below the Hero in the add-in.
Hero Collections – Collections can be promoted into a more visible location of the image bank. Hero Collections appear at the top of the add-in with a rectangular shaped thumbnail.
Miniguide – A short version of your brand guide, customized to serve the Pickit end-user.
Owner – When Pickit creates an image bank we need to assign an Owner, which is just the original Admin for the image bank. You have the exact same rights as an Admin.
Pickit Curator –You have the option to activate a Pickit Curator. When activated, this allows a Pickit employee to log in to your image bank for curation assistance and support.
Public Images – A database of 1 million+ HD images that are royalty free with no usage restriction. Each image has been hand picked by a team of image professionals at Pickit. Admins can allow users to see Public Images or disable access.
Pickit Admins are able to upload and organize content from the content administration view on the web. We find that Pickit resonates with end users most effectively when the look and feel matches your branding. In the sections below we outline some best practices for how you may consider curating your content to get the most out of Pickit.
For additional information about admin capabilities and features please reference our Pickit for Admins Overview Guide.
Stay On Brand
Pickit is powerful DAM that will help you manage and distribute content all while avoiding brand chaos.
There are many directions you can take when curating your content in Pickit, but here is an overview for best practices and key factors to consider when getting started.
Here is a look at a few different curation styles you may consider using.