Use the categorization to organize and find your designs. The categories specified will be available in the design edition and search dialogs.

INFOIf you work with the neoCatalog Server version, you will be able to work with server advanced options. The server version offers more categorization options to label and organizes designs and colorways. 


In 'Edit Design Info' the data can be added from the list in the corresponding field.


Using the multiple selections in the Edit menu you can label multiple designs with Keywords, Collections and Statuses.


In Advanced Search, you can search design items using the categories in the corresponding field.


NOTE: Keywords and Statuses may initially look allowed to be entered with spaces. This is deceiving because when neoCatalog is restarted the part of the keyword that was typed after the space and the space itself are removed. In the attached picture, "test test" would be shown as "test" after restarting neoCatalog.


Additionally, if a keyword with a space is added this prevents neoCatalog from adding right afterward a new keyword made up of the first word of the keyword with the space. In the attached picture, "test" would not be added right after entering "test test". 

If a compound keyword is required, the recommended character is underscored (_).


Keywords

Use keywords to label designs to have an easier organization and search. The available default keywords are:

Floral, Ethnic, Abstract, Stripes, Tropical, Camouflage, Nature, Border, Geometric, Animals, Birds, Checks, Paisleys, Texture, Animal Skins, Tribal, Folkloric


To create a new one, simply type the name of a keyword and press enter to save it. Use commas as separators to add multiple keywords. To delete keywords, click on 'x' in the keyword name. 

 

Change Keyword

This option is made to replace or rename keywords in neoCatalog. Choose the keyword you want to modify in the list and type the name of the keyword you want to replace or modify. Once clicking on 'Change keyword', then it will be modified and even the designs containing the keyword will use the modified or replaced version of the keyword.


Collections

Use keywords to organize designs by collection to have an easier organization and search. To create a new one, simply type a new name for a collection and press enter to save it. Use commas as separators to add multiple collections. To delete the collection, click on 'x' in the name. 


Status

Use status to define the different states of designs. To create a new one, simply type a new name and press enter to save it. Use a comma as a separator to add multiple, to delete click on 'x' in the name.  You can create and apply a status color from the same page. You can use the color picker, random gradient colors, or type RGB hex values like '#FFFFFF' or CSS names like 'blue'.

 

Once the status is categorized in designs, then the thumbnail's circle with the corresponding status colors is shown. The status name is shown in a tooltip when moving over the circle.


Section Name 

Extra module feature to work with another design section area, that must be enabled in the application modules. To create a new one, simply type a new name and press enter to save it. Use commas as separators to add multiple sections. Deleting sections is restricted as long as the sections contain designs. First, remove the designs from the section you want to delete or move the designs to another available section.

NOTE: Deleting all sections is restricted and requires one section to exist. If you don't want to use sections, please disable the feature in application modules.

Trademarks &  Subtrademarks

Use marks to define brands and subbrands for designs. To create a new one, simply type a new name and press enter to save it. Use a comma as a separator to add multiple, to delete click on 'x' in the name. 


Finishing Method

Different methods of superposition methods for coloring that alter can be applied to the design information. To create a new one, simply type a new name and press enter to save it. Use a comma as a separator to add multiple, to delete click on 'x' in the name.


Tags

Tags are label words that you can add to the design making them easier to group and find. For example, you could add the blue tag to all designs related to blueish colorways. That would allow you to easily see, display, and search for related designs. Enable tags in modules to start working with tags.


There are two ways to work with tags:

A) The manual option will label your designs with tags that allow you to search and identify for the design. To create a new one, simply type a new name and press enter to save it. Use a comma as a separator to add multiple, to delete click on 'x' in the name.


B) The automated option using Clarifai AI will index your designs and detect if similar designs in your neoCatalog exist. It allows you to search images with two options:

  • Automatic generated tags so that the search of designs is easier using design character parameters.
  • Search images that are visually similar to any designated query image.


Setup Tags for Clarifai

1. The first step to start using automated 'Tags' you need to configure the API to receive the tags. As a neoCatalog admin user, you need to configure the option of using Clarifai API.  Make your own registration on https://clarifai.com/signup to create a new application and use API key with the required data: App name, Language and Base Workflow has to be General:

 

2. The second step is to go to neoCatalog Preferences > Modules and enable the 'Tags' module and click on 'Save'.

 

3. Back in neoCatalog Categorization, configure the part of Tags with required configuration API key data, save and restart the application. When is restarted you will be able to use and search with tags.


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