You can access the calendar's Library from any view via the Browse Library icon in your calendar's toolbar: ย 

Inside the Library, you can do the following:

1. How to upload media files

  • upload photos & videos, as well as create post templates and notes to be used later when creating new posts;

  • upload stock images directly to the Library using our Unsplash integration;

  • copy the Asset View URL to share the Asset View, which allows you to preview and download the asset, add assets to posts or ads, edit asset's metadata or image, view logs to track asset history, and view asset details, with your collaborators;

2. How to manage my media assets?

From the Library you are able to:

  • edit new and existing files' metadata, for instance, renaming assets per your internal conventions;

  • add Labels and categorize your items in your library: this way, when you create a post from one or multiple items in your library, labels from that/these item(s) is/are automatically applied to your new post. You can easily bulk edit labels if you need to update multiple library items at the same time (Click the "i" next to the photo in your library to edit the photo);

  • add descriptions to each Library Asset, making it easier to identify your assets. When you add a description to a note and create a post from that note, the description is automatically used as the copy of the post (which you can edit as necessary). If you create a post from multiple notes, descriptions will be concatenated to form the copy of the post;

  • apply changes to multiple files with bulk actions and filter your assets by labels, types, unused assets, dates added, or dates used, so you can easily find an asset

๐Ÿ“ Note:

  • When you add a description to a note and create a post from that note, the description is automatically used as the copy of the post (which you can edit as necessary). If you create a post from multiple notes, descriptions will be concatenated to form the copy of the post.

  • Description for Photo Details and Video Details will not be added to your copy.

From the Asset View, you are able to:

  • Preview, edit, delete and download media asset

  • View asset details such as the type, date created, file size, and dimensions

  • Add an asset to a post or ad

  • Track asset history to see when an asset was created and also used in posts or ads

  • Mark as used any media assets you happened to publish a media asset outside of Loomly, so you and your collaborators can better track your assets and see where and when an asset was used with access to the post link

  • Upload a new version of unused media file assets, so you can have the most recent version of your media asset to use on any future posts or ads

  • Use the Edit Image feature to resize, crop, add filters to, add text to, and even more using Loomly Studio

๐Ÿ“ Note:

  • If the media asset has already been used in a post or ad, then you will need to upload a new asset to the library

  • You can also copy the Asset View URL to share the Asset View with your collaborators easily. Select the Asset from your main Library view, then select the "Copy URL to Asset" icon to copy the URL.

3. How to create a video from images?

You can use images from your library to create a slideshow from your selected images.

Image requirements

  • Image format: .jpg or .png

  • The images must have the same image ratios (e.g. 4 images in 1:1 aspect ratio with the dimension 1200 px x 1200 px)

  • ๐Ÿ“ Note: The image aspect ratios can be different if the image format for all pictures are the same (e.g. all .png files), but please note that this may distort your images

To create a slideshow from your library

  1. Select multiple images and click the Slideshow icon (Make a video from photos) adjacent to Build from Asset

  2. Type in the Video Name, Width, Height, and Duration of each frame (seconds)

  3. Click Create

๐Ÿ’ก Tip: Add images to your library with our Unsplash integration, so you can create visually appealing videos using stock images across the web!

4. How to create a Note?

You can create notes in a calendar's library, which allow you to save text and links in your library. This is ideal when you come across a website you find useful or when someone in your team mentions an idea during a meeting.

To create a note:

1. Click on Add Media
2. Select Add Note from the dropdown

3. Complete the Subject, add Label(s), and add the note in the description section
4. Click Create to save the note to the Library

5. How to create a Post Template?

You can create post templates and reuse them whenever you need them. This is great when you have an idea for a post but donโ€™t know yet when to publish it. This is also quite handy when you need a boilerplate for recurring posts that you want to publish over and over again with slight updates.

To create a post template

1. Click on Add Media
2. Select Add Post Template
3. Add step 1-4 as you normally would for a post in Loomly's post builder, then Create Post Template from the final step, Step 5

To create a post from a post template

1. Select the post template you would like to use
2. Click on Build from Asset
3. Click on New Post
4. This will take you to the Post Builder where you can adjust the Scheduled Date & Time and make any changes you would like before scheduling your post

๐Ÿ’ก Tip: You can click Step 6: Create Post to save time rather than click Next through each step.

Of course, you can select any file โ€” and even multiple files โ€” in your library and create a post from there.

Conversely, you can access your library from Post Builder and simply select a file โ€” or multiple files โ€” on the fly when creating a new post. ย 

๐Ÿ“ Note: At the moment, the library is only accessible from Loomly's desktop. It is not available on mobile.

6. How to create a post from the Library?

You can easily create posts or ads from files directly from a calendar's library. Here are some files that will be accessible from your calendar's library:

  • media that was uploaded directly to the Library

  • media from posts scheduled through Loomly

  • Notes and Post Templates created within the Library

To create a post from the library:

1. Select a calendar where you would like to create a post
2. Go to the Library

3. For the post or ad you'd like to create, choose a single image, multiple images, a note, a single video, a combination of image(s) with a note, or a combination of a single video with a note
4. Select Build from Asset
5. Select either New Post or New Ad

The selected files will be pre-populated in Post or Ad Builder, then you can make necessary adjustments before scheduling your new post or ad.

๐Ÿ“ Note: You can also create posts or ads from the Asset View of the Library Asset.

  • Posts can be created from a media file, note, and post template's Asset View

  • Ads can be created from a media file's Asset View

Want to learn more about the Library? Watch this Flash Webinar here to learn more!

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