We've just launched a series of major updates to help you fine-tune, adjust, manage and organize your specifications more easily. Here's what's new:
Completely redesigned specification page
New functionality for creating additional outputs
Improved search and new filters for tags, users, clients, and favorites
Introducing the new specification page design 🌟
We've been gradually upgrading the functionality and design of our web app since we launched Professional back in 2017. The specification page is the final piece in the puzzle and we're delighted to say that the design and performance now match the rest of the site.
Dynamic side panels provide an enhanced visual explanation of settings, add-ons, and retouch packages
Instead of packing all settings into a single scrollable page, the new page makes use of dynamic side panels for each settings category.
This allows us to bring in the enhanced visual explanation of settings, add-ons, and retouch packages designed initially for the Onboarding flow on Professional, making it easier for you to make informed choices when creating and adjusting your specifications.
NEW FEATURE!🌟 Create additional outputs on a specification level
Sometimes you need an additional set of images with minor settings variations from the main settings, and they seem so minor that it doesn't seem worth it to pay full price for a separate order on a separate specification.
Maybe you need a web-ready JPG + a PSD complete with layers for backup, or you use a grey background on your own site but need a version with a white background for marketplaces.
You can now set this up yourself on a specification level with the Additional Output option.
All the settings from the main specification will automatically be inherited as default. You can then use the additional output side panel to specify which of the settings should be different. The Additional Output 'cover' will show you only the settings which vary from the main configuration.
And because we're effectively doing the main editing work and then saving in slightly different versions, you only pay 20% of the main specification price for each additional output.
There are certain settings such as retouching packages and add-ons that we don't consider 'minor variations' so these are not included in the options that can be altered. These are inherited from the main configuration by default.
All model retouch packages are now grouped together
It is now easier than ever to select the right retouch packages for your on-model shots. We created a new retouch category called 'Garment, Model and Background' to group all the model options together in one place.
Better explanation of settings conflicts
Confused about why you can't have a clipping path with a PNG format, or background retouch on a specification with a white background? Instead of just removing the conflicting options, on the new page we show you which settings are incompatible, tell you why and show you your options for fixing the conflict.
Organize your specifications with tags, internal notes, and favorite stars
Sometimes the sheer volume of specifications in your account can get overwhelming. Many users have told us that they need help remembering which specification is for which product type or which one is the most up-to-date version for the current season or style guide.
We created some new features to solve these problems.
- Use the new TAGS feature to add relevant tags to your specifications. This could be the product types the specification is for, a shoot date, collection, photographer, client - whatever makes sense for how you work.
- Use the new NOTE TO SELF field for anything you need to remember about the specification, or something you need to communicate to other members of your team.
- Click the star to add the specification to your FAVORITES to easily locate it on the specification overview page, when placing orders or to make sure your teammates are always using the most up-to-date version.
Quickly find the specifications you need with enhanced search and new filter options
We have seriously improved the functionality on the Specifications Overview page to help you better manage your specifications, quickly find the ones you need, and collaborate more effectively with teammates.
Improved page load performance and search functionality
We now load 10 specifications by default before you need to click to load more. We've also improved page load speed and made the search experience more responsive and intuitive.
New filter options
Tired of scrolling through endless specifications every time you need to place an order? The new filter functionality will help you find the specification you need, quickly.
Now any specifications that you've added to your favorites can quickly be displayed by clicking the new star filter. You can make a specification your favorite by clicking the star on it.
FILTER BY TAGS
Tags can be used when you need to find, for example, all the specifications for the current collection, or a particular product type or client. You could also use tags to help teammates select the correct specification when placing an order. Now any tags that you've added to your specifications can be used as a filter.
You can add tags to your specifications by clicking '+TAG'.
FILTER BY USERS
If you have multiple users on your account, it would be useful to be able to only see either your own specifications, or to see which specifications have been created by specific users. Now you can use the Users filter to do it.
To add additional users to your Pixelz account:
- Click on "Users" in the left-hand menu bar and click "Invite New".
- Create a user profile with the permissions required and send the invite.