Get the best experience using Pixa in collaboration
If you work in a team and frequently have to share image assets with your colleagues - Pixa has some features you may like.
Live folders are your best friends in collaborative usage of Pixa. With Live Folders you can reference your work’s Dropbox without importing the images in the Pixa’s Library. Doing so all the changes you will make to the pictures will be automatically shared to your colleagues through Dropbox.
PRO TIP: You can open the files for edit from inside Pixa using the “Open With” dialog or pressing ⌘↩ to open the default associated program (that’s Photoshop for PSDs! :) )
Using Live Folders and Dropbox together will also ensure that all the tags and notes you’ll add to the images will be shared.
If your company prefer to keep all the graphic resources together on an External or Network Drive - there is no problem for Pixa.
You can import the Folder on the External Disk you are interested in as a Live Folder and access to all your images in moments. Pixa will automatically detect disk availability so you will always have your files in your hands as soon as the Storage become accessible.
PRO TIP: If the External Storage is formatted in a file systems that support extended attributes (xattr) your notes and tags will be shared with your teammates as Pixa does on internal drives
Imagine that you have to show an image to an evaluator every 10 minutes but you don’t want to send the full PSD each time. With Quick Export you can send a compressed version through Dropbox or CloudApp in just one drag.
Simply configure your preferred cloud service in the Preferences and drop the Quick Export Item on the cloud icon. In a bunch of seconds you’ll have the link copied to the clipboard, ready to be pasted in Skype.
Don’t forget that you can customize Quick Export elements to better reflect your work habits. Just click on the Edit button above the Quick Export panel.