Google Photos

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Level: Basic
Vendor: Google Inc.

Overview

Google Photos is a photo sharing and storage service developed by Google. It was announced in May 2015 and separated from Google+, the company’s social network. Google Photos gives users free, unlimited storage for photos up to 16 megapixels and videos up to 1080p resolution. CI HUB delivers all content offered by Google Photos via the CI HUB Connector through the panel in Adobe CC programs and in the future also in Microsoft Powerpoint, Word and Excel.

Requirements

To use the CI HUB Connector to connect to one of the offered third party systems, you may need a login/user account with the selected system. The availability and/or the right to connect to the third-party system is not part of the CI HUB Connector or the CI HUB Services. To use the third party system there may be additional cost and/or agreements with the provider of the third party system needed. CI HUB reserves the right to remove third party system from the list of avail. systems or add new third party systems at any time and without notice. To use CI HUB Connector, a full connection to the Internet is required at all times.

Benefits

Name
Category
Family
Level
Description
Multiple simultaneous connections.
Login
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, WordPress
Basic
Multiple connections to the same or several individual data repositories/sources are possible. Connections can be named individually and a tooltip shows information about the current user, the system URL and the connection time. If the connection has expired, the connection can be refreshed. Connections can be "active" or "inactive" which simplify the navigation in a context.
User interface and content are available in multiple languages (DE, EN, FR, SP, JAP, CHi).
UI
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, WordPress
Basic
The user interface language can be selected from a menu in the panel once selected, any system language strings used in the panel will show in the selected language. If supported by the connected data repository system, metadata fields and values will also be shown in the selected language. The language selection from the hostapplication will be the default.
Search memory for frequent search queries.
Search
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, WordPress
Basic
All searches will be stored in a local "search history" within the CI HUB connector. This allows efficient work if searches are recurring. The search history can be deleted.
Display of results.
UI
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, WordPress
Basic
CI HUB has 3 different ways to display a result. - List view - Grid view - Detail view Content that can be displayed in the different views can be configured by the user. The Listview can be sorted by Value. To do so the clumn can be selected. The Grid view will also follow this sort order. All displayed thumbnails can be changed in size for more space or reading comfort within the list view.
Adjustable folder display settings.
UI
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, WordPress
Basic
The resultview also allows the user to display the folders in the selected navigation. Sometimes this can be confusing, so the user can turn this option on/off.
Placing options for assets.
CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete)
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, WordPress
Basic
CI HUB Supports different methods of using assets in the selected host application. In general there are the following options: - Place and link (Photoshop: Place and Embed) - Replace - Open in "program" - Save local Place and Link: (Photoshop: Place and Embed) With this option the asset will be loaded into the hostprograms "cash" and the link (URL) to the asset in the selected integration will be saved. Replace: With this option, if you selected an asset or a frame in the active document/Project/Timeline, the frame will be replaced with the asset/Conetent. In the case your hostsystem supports "options" you can also select "place with options" to select extended options. Open in "Program": In this case the selected asset will be opened in the hostprogram. This option is avail. if you select an .INDD in InDesign, or an AI file in Illustrator or a PPT/PPTX in Powerpoint etc. Save Local: With this option you can download any asset you selected to your local "cash". You can also select the loacation for the local "cash". For all metadata that is displayed in the CI HUB Connector you can drop it into the selected frame of the active document by selecting the metadata you want to use. If the integration supports formatted metadata (the Draft.JS specification need to be used) then the metadata will be inserted in a formatted way.
Link to CI HUB support page.
UI
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, WordPress
Basic
Support menu item in the burger-menu on the top right side of the panel links directly to support page on ci-hub.com website.
CI HUB license check on server side.
Administration
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, WordPress
Basic
Connector is capable of an additional license check if needed.
Integration black/whitelisting.
Administration
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, WordPress
Basic
The CI HUB panel is capable of making some integrations unuseable for a user. That is realized by a blacklist: - A blacklist takes care that integrations, that are in that blacklist, are not useable for a user. Or a whitelist: - A whitelist takes care that integrations, that are in that whitelist, are useable for a user
Auto update (CI-HUB Connector version).
Administration
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, WordPress
Basic
CI HUB Connector panel automatically updates to the most current version by simply restarting it (makes sure most recent features and adapters are available to all users without any delay). So you dont have to update manually.
In app notification panel (newsletter etc.).
Navigation
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, WordPress
Basic
The in-app notification panel shows news and update information. You can find a little letter symbol in the bottom right corner of the panel where you can see all news and updates. It shows up with a red dot, if there are new news available.
Domain based assignments (@domain.xx).
Administration
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, WordPress
Basic
Newly registered users can automatically be assigned to a defined licencepool or a black/whitlist. E.g., users whose emailadress ends with the domain "@integrationpartner.com", automatically only get access to the integrations that are intended for this domain.
Result paging.
CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete)
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, Sketch, WordPress
Basic
The "load more" function in search and folder navigation loads more assets. The paging is defined by the partner. Paging means how many assets are displayed in the results panel per site. You can find a little button at the right side of the total asset count called "load more", that loads further assets.
Download of an asset in original scale.
CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete)
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, Sketch, WordPress
Basic
You can download assets in original scale. This is called regular download. Some integrations may offer downloadable assets in different scales e.g., medium, low, etc. But this feature describes that the integration is cabable of offering assets in original scale.
Basic metadata.
Metadata
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, Sketch, WordPress
Basic
Metadata that is displayed in the basic area of the asset details section. These are: - Name - Type - Size - Width x Height - Version - Modified - Foreign key - Color space
Dropdown for creating a new connection.
Login UI
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, WordPress
Basic
Dropdown button for a new integration connection. You are also able to establish a connection to e.g., Dropbox more than one time. This comes handy in situations like having a company dropbox account and a private (or several) dropbox accounts. In this dropdown menu, you can check and uncheck the visability of integrations.
Button to view more available integrations.
Login UI
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, WordPress
Basic
A button that lists more available integrations. To shorten the list, there is a button at the end of the list to show more integrations.
Checkbox to make a integration visible.
Login UI
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, WordPress
Basic
This checkbox can be unchecked in case you dont want to have some integrations in your integrationlist. As you can see in the dropdown menu, there are checkboxes at the right side of every integration where you can check (visible) or uncheck (invisible) integrations.
Renaming connection.
Login UI
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, WordPress
Basic
You can rename a integration connection for personal preferences. This is pretty need when you have more than one connection of the same integration e.g., OneDrive. To keep a clear structure, you can rename the integration connection.
Enable/Disable connection.
Login UI
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, WordPress
Basic
You can enable or disable a connection of an integration, in case you dont need that connection at that moment.
Refresh connection button.
Login UI
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, WordPress
Basic
In case your connection has expired, there is a refresh button at the right side of a integration connection. You can refresh your connection by clicking that button. The user is then redirected to the integration specific login workflow.
Notification if a connection has expired.
Login UI
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, WordPress
Basic
A little notification sign indicating that your connection has expired. This symbol shows up as a red warning sign in "connections" tab and in the integration connection list at an integration itself.
Short description text, version and logo for integration.
UI
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, WordPress
Basic
A textbox that contains a short description text, the version and the logo of the selected integration. This is a compact form of information about a integration.
Selected assets show up as a search suggestion.
Search UI
Adobe, Figma
Basic
Selected assets in document or workspace show up as a search suggestion in searchbar dropdown. This feature helps having a better workflow.
Basic filetype and keyword filter.
Filter
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft
Basic
Basic filetype filtering of available assets. E.g., you have a folder with a big variety of assets (images, movies, 3D-Assets etc.), the panel creates basic filetype filters and you can check or uncheck them. So in case you checked the images checkbox, you will get image filetypes.
Enable same filename.
Download
Adobe
Basic
With this feature you are able to download assets with the same filename but different content. You can find that feature option when clicking "use file" and check the "Enable same filenames" checkbox.
Upload all assets in target system.
Linkpanel
Adobe, Figma, WordPress
Basic
With this feature you are able to upload all assets that are in your linkpanel in the target system. This option can be find in the linkpanel, the very first "plus" button on the right side of "Links".
Refresh status of all assets in linkpanel.
Linkpanel
Adobe, Figma, WordPress
Basic
With this feature you are able to refresh the status of all assets that are in your linkpanel.This option can be find in the linkpanel, the very first "circle" button on the right side of "Links".
Asset relations
OTHER
Adobe
Basic
The Asset Relations feature can be used to generate where-used lists in the target system when uploading an InDesign, Illustrator or Photoshop document. This feature can be used for both - documents and images/graphics. When placing an image into a document, extensive information is stored in the target system. (e.g. image filename, image ID, page of placement, spread of placement, layer of placement, rendition of placed image, etc.). Thus the user in the target system has the possibility to check which image was placed in which documents and which document contains which images.
Duplicate check.
OTHER
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, WordPress
Basic
This feature checks if the same asset is already located in the target system. You get an information when you try to upload an asset that is already located in the target system.
Current document as search suggestion.
OTHER
Adobe, Figma, Microsoft, WordPress
Basic
The document you´re currently looking at will be suggested as a search suggestion.
Data merge.
OTHER
Adobe
Basic
With the CSV-Esport for DataMerge the user can integrate the metadata fields and the images of one or any number assets/objects into a CSV export. This allows to run the DataMerge function in InDesign for serial productions. The user can thus use InDesign templates to automatically generate e.g. product data sheets, catalogs or advertisements in various formats. The export can also be performed without images if, for example, updates have been made to the metadata fields.
Embedded assets export/upload.
Linkpanel
Adobe
Basic
You can upload embeded assets in the target system via linkpanel.
Replace all.
Asset Usage
Adobe, Figma
Basic
With this feature you can replace all assets that are identical in the document with the desired asset. To do this, select the asset that is present more than once in the document and select an asset in the panel that is to replace these assets. Now click on "Use File" and then on "Replace All".
Reuse last conversion.
Asset Usage
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, WordPress
Basic
With this feature it is possible to reuse the last used conversion. So if you select and use an asset with the conversion 1024x800, this option also remains for the next asset.
Connection profile support.
SetUp
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, WordPress
Basic
You can create a profile that contains your created connections. This comes in handy when you need to switch between different tasks that require different connections. With the profile load and save function, this is very easy and works effortlessly. You will find the necessary buttons in the panel on the "Connections" tab, on the right. They are called "Load Connections" and "Save Connections". Of course, these two buttons are only visible when the tab is opened.
OAuth2 authentication.
Login
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, Sketch, WordPress
Basic

oAuth2 authentication makes sure the user grants access to his/her data on the data repository side without requiring CI HUB to even see or store user credentials. oAuth2 is the default auth. used by CI HUB. Depending on the capabilities of the connected system this can be a different implementation.

OAuth2 authentication.
Login
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, Sketch, WordPress
Basic

oAuth2 authentication makes sure the user grants access to his/her data on the data repository side without requiring CI HUB to even see or store user credentials. oAuth2 is the default auth. used by CI HUB. Depending on the capabilities of the connected system this can be a different implementation.

Automatic connection refresh (oAuth2).
Login
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, Sketch, WordPress
Basic

The connection is being refreshed automaticly by a so called "refresh token" delivered by the partner API. So to simplify, you dont have to manually log in again, after your connection has expired.

Searching all assets that are available to the authenticated user in partner system.
Search
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, Sketch, WordPress
Basic

The CI HUB connector supports searching in the integration. The search supports all options the integration is supporting via the API. The content of the searchfield will be passed to the integration and the results will be shown. The integration can deliver a "help" information that gives specific help for the search in the selected integration.

Upload new assets in the integration.
CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete)
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, Sketch, WordPress
Extended

You can upload assets to the integration. If you select "(+)" from the CI HUB Connector, then you can upload to the selected folder. Some integrations do not allow uploading to the "root" folder. To select the asset to upload you can select from the active document/eMail or Timeline. Or you can select an asset from your local drive. CI HUB Connector also supports uploading of "snippets" "INDS". To upload a "snippet" just select 2 or more frames within InDesign and select (*). You can now upload the selected frames as "snippet". If you are uploading in InDesign and select a "INDD" filetype, you can also set the option to include a PDF and a ZIP Package to the upload. Some systems prevent uploading of "dublicates" please referee to your integration.

Update exsisting assets in the integration.
CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete)
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, Sketch, WordPress
Extended

Update existing assets stored in integrartions. In case it is supported by the integration, the newly uploaded asset will be added as a new version.

Delete existing assets in the integration.
CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete)
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, Sketch, WordPress
Extended

Delete existing assets on the data repository. There is a little "Trashcan-symbol" in the panel, where you can delete the selected asset. There is a warning pop-up, where you have to confirm your action.

CI-HUB provided "InDesign preview".
CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete)
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, Sketch, WordPress
Basic

Compensation services "InDesign Preview". Delivering previews for InDesign documents and InDesign snippets. Supports "all pages" option. .INDD files will be shown in the panel as a preview thumbnail, where you can switch through the document. So, you can see each site of the document by clicking the arrow button on the thumbnail preview.

Add folder
CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete)
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, Sketch, WordPress
Extended

You are able to add folders. Some integrations may not support this feature. At some integrations there is no use for it e.g., Stockprovider.

Delete Folder.
CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete)
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, Sketch, WordPress
Extended

You are able to delete empty folders. Same here. Some integrations may not support this feature. At some integrations there is no use for it e.g., Stockprovider.

XMP metadata.
Metadata
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, Sketch, WordPress
Basic

Metadata that is displayed in the XMP-standard. Some entries are: - Headline - State - Country - ICC profile - Original Document ID - Document ID - Instance ID

IPTC metadata.
Metadata
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, Sketch, WordPress
Basic

Metadata that is displayed in the IPTC-standard. These are: - Headline - Caption - Instructions - Copyright notice - City - State - Country

EXIF metadata.
Metadata
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, Sketch, WordPress
Basic

Metadata that is displayed in the EXIF-standard. These are: - Orientation - Width x Height - Resolution

Deep Link to take user to asset details page in partner web-app.
Navigation
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, Sketch, WordPress
Basic

Any selected asset can also be opened at its "original" location. If the integration supports the "Open in Browser" link, then the CI HUB Connector opens the selected asset within a browser at its original loaction.

User roles/permissions managed by partner system.
Administration
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, Sketch, WordPress
Basic

The CI HUB panel doesn’t manage any user permission or logic regarding asset access etc. User access control is provided and managed entirely in the integration.

Full linkpanel support.
Linkpanel
Adobe, Figma, WordPress
Premium

This main feature includes several subfeatures:

  • Relinking all placed assets and update link status
  • Multiple matches with versions of an asset
  • Upload function support
  • Upload parameter support
  • Status check
  • Relink an asset with or without conversions
  • Notification sign, if newer asset is available
  • Resizable thumbnail preview of a version of an asset
  • Clicking the blue link in linkpanel metadata section leads to highlighting asset in document
  • Highlighting assets in document/workspace leads to highlighting related asset in linkpanel
  • Relink an asset with other versions of the same asset
Custom filter support.
Filter
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, Sketch, WordPress
Basic

You can pre-filter your search results. You can also filter by e.g., date. Filters may be available in the folder navigation too.

Download alternate conversions of an asset.
CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete)
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, Sketch, WordPress
Basic

The CI HUB Connector supports the use of different renditions/qualities of an asset. The API of the integration needs to support dynamic renditions. As default CI HUB always uses the "original" version. In addition the integration can deliver as example: - LowRes version (a smaler version of the original) - a JPEG (a different tecnical compression) The list will be dynamic. So you see all renditions that are avail. based on your permissions and the integrations capabilities.

Upload new assets in the integration.
CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete)
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, Sketch, WordPress
Extended

You can upload assets to the integration. If you select "(+)" from the CI HUB Connector, then you can upload to the selected folder. Some integrations do not allow uploading to the "root" folder. To select the asset to upload you can select from the active document/eMail or Timeline. Or you can select an asset from your local drive. CI HUB Connector also supports uploading of "snippets" "INDS". To upload a "snippet" just select 2 or more frames within InDesign and select (*). You can now upload the selected frames as "snippet". If you are uploading in InDesign and select a "INDD" filetype, you can also set the option to include a PDF and a ZIP Package to the upload. Some systems prevent uploading of "dublicates" please referee to your integration.

Add folder
CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete)
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, Sketch, WordPress
Extended

You are able to add folders. Some integrations may not support this feature. At some integrations there is no use for it e.g., Stockprovider.

Deep Link to take user to asset details page in partner web-app.
Navigation
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, Sketch, WordPress
Basic

Any selected asset can also be opened at its "original" location. If the integration supports the "Open in Browser" link, then the CI HUB Connector opens the selected asset within a browser at its original loaction.

Full linkpanel support.
Linkpanel
Adobe, Figma, WordPress
Premium

This main feature includes several subfeatures:

  • Relinking all placed assets and update link status
  • Multiple matches with versions of an asset
  • Upload function support
  • Upload parameter support
  • Status check
  • Relink an asset with or without conversions
  • Notification sign, if newer asset is available
  • Resizable thumbnail preview of a version of an asset
  • Clicking the blue link in linkpanel metadata section leads to highlighting asset in document
  • Highlighting assets in document/workspace leads to highlighting related asset in linkpanel
  • Relink an asset with other versions of the same asset
User roles/permissions managed by partner system.
Administration
Adobe, Figma, Google, Microsoft, Sketch, WordPress
Basic

The CI HUB panel doesn’t manage any user permission or logic regarding asset access etc. User access control is provided and managed entirely in the integration.

Don’t search, just use.

CI HUB connects all kinds of brand assets spread across various locations to the relevant people. Assets become easily available in your favorite creative or productive applications. This makes you even more creative and productive and improves efficiency and accuracy.

Supported Applications
Adobe_InDesign
Indesign
Adobe_PhotoShop
Photoshop
Adobe_Illustrator
Illustrator
Adobe_PremierePro
Premiere Pro
Adobe_AfterEffects
After Effects
Adobe_InCopy
InCopy
MS_Powerpoint
Powerpoint
MS_Word
Word
MS_Excel
Excel
Microsoft Office Outlook
Outlook
Figma
Figma
Sketch
Sketch
WordPress
WordPress
Microsoft Office SharePoint
SharePoint