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Batch Edit Mode

Watch a video on Batch Edit mode or follow the instructions below.

Sometimes you may want to work on many assets at once.

If you're a Media Library administrator, you have that power with Warpwire's batch edit tool. With Batch Edit Mode, you can copy assets to other media libraries, add or remove tags, change asset visibility, change asset share settings, and remove assets from the Media Library.

To turn on Batch Edit Mode, just navigate to your Media Library. If you have the appropriate permission (i.e. you are the owner or administrator of that Media Library), you'll see the edit button (a pencil icon) in the upper-right of the screen.

Click it to turn on Batch Edit Mode. The Media Options button next to each item in the Media Library will turn into a selection button, allowing you to select multiple assets simultaneously.

To select or deselect all of the assets in the Media Library, use the "Select All"/"Deselect All" button on the toolbar that appears at the top-right of the screen.

When you've selected the assets you want to batch edit, click the icon in the upper-right that matches the action you want to perform. You can:

  1. Copy assets to another Media Library
  2. Share assets
  3. Change Visibility
  4. Add Tags
  5. Remove Tags
  6. Remove assets from this Media Library
  7. Change Visibility/Share Settings

Keyboard Shortcuts for Batch Editing

You can be even more efficient by making use of Warpwire's keyboard shortcuts for the batch edit tool.

On Mac:

  • Command + B (enables/disables batch) [Not in firefox]
  • Control + B (same as above works in firefox)
  • Command + F (opens the filter menu in the Media Library)
  • Command + A (selects/deselect all of the asset when in batch editing mode)

On Windows:

  • Control + B (enables/disables batch)
  • Control + F (opens the filter menu in the Media Library)
  • Control + A (selects/deselect all of the asset when in batch editing mode)

Copy Assets to another Media Library

After selecting your assets in Batch Edit Mode, click the copy icon (two rectangles superimposed on each other).

You'll see a list of Media Libraries you can copy to.

Now, select one or many Media Libraries for the copies of your assets. If you don't have access to any other Media Libraries, none will appear and you won't be able to make use of this option. Click "Next."

You'll now see a list of the assets you're about to copy to the selected Media Library or Libraries. Click "Start" when you're ready.

The assets will transfer one by one, while you watch. You'll be able to see any errors, if they occur (e.g. if you try to copy a asset to a Media Library that already has a copy of that asset). Click "Done."

Change Asset Share Settings

After selecting your assets in Batch Edit Mode, Click the "Share" icon (a human silouette) from the options on the upper-right of the screen.

Select the type of share setting you want for the chosen assets.

Click "Start." The assets will be processed one by one. Click "Done" when all of them have finished, to return to the Media Library.

Change Visibility

After selecting your assets in Batch Edit Mode, Click the "Visibility" icon (an eye) from the options on the upper-right of the screen.

Select the whether you want to make the assets visible or unlisted.

Click "Start." The assets will be processed one by one. Click "Done" when all of them have finished, to return to the Media Library.

Add Tags

After selecting your assets in Batch Edit Mode, Click the "Add Tags" icon from the options on the upper-right of the screen.

You'll now be able to browse and search through all of your tags and select those you want to add to your chosen assets. Just click the tags you want to add — they'll turn green.

If the tag you want to add doesn't exist yet, just click "Create Tag" to make it.

You'll now see a list of the assets you're about to add tags to. If you've selected any assets in error, you can click the to the right of the asset name to remove it from the batch action. Click "Start" when you're ready.

Tags will be added to the assets one by one. You'll be able to see any errors, if they occur (e.g. if you attempt to add a tag to an asset that already has that tag). Click "Done."

Remove Tags

After selecting your assets in Batch Edit Mode, Click the "Remove Tags" icon from the options on the upper-right of the screen.

You'll now be able to browse and search through all of your tags and select those you want to remove from your chosen assets. Just click the tags you want to remove — they'll turn green.

You'll now see a list of the assets you're about to remove tags from. Click "Start" when you're ready.

Tags will be removed from the assets one by one, while you watch. You'll be able to see any errors, if they occur (e.g. an error will appear if you try to remove a tag that isn't associated with the asset you selected). Click "Done."

Remove from this Media Library

After selecting your assets in Batch Edit Mode, click the "Delete Media" icon from the options on the upper-right of the screen.

The number of assets you're about to remove from the Library will appear, for you verification. You also have the option of clicking the "Permanently delete media from all Media Libraries" checkbox if you'd like to remove the assets from ALL Media Libraries, or leaving it unchecked to remove the assets only from the current Media Library. Click "Next."

You'll now see a list of the assets you're about to remove from the Media Library. Click "Start" when you're ready.

The assets will be removed one by one, while you watch. You'll be able to see any errors, if they occur. Click "Done."

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