Release Notes

Get all the latest Artwork Flow updates, fixes, and product improvements in one place! Find out what our team has been working on so you can achieve more for your brand every day.
Month
Year

Projects & Workflows Weekly Updates

January 16, 2024
2024
Enhancements
Fixes
New Features

Performance enhancements

Update active files

Now, you can upload new versions of active files throughout the project using upload tasks. 

Major Fixes

  • You can now scan .ai files for barcodes.
  • An option to copy barcode values and access linked content through hyperlinks is now available.
January

ComplyAI: Your friendly virtual compliance assistant

January 15, 2024
2024
Enhancements
Fixes
New Features

A click, a check, and on to the next! Meet brand, marketing, and regulatory guidelines effortlessly with the all-new ComplyAI. Our latest feature on the block will turn your compliance checks into a quick tick off the checklist with the power of AI and automation.

  • Build rulebooks with a variety of rules for grammar, spelling, language, fonts, and images.
  • Run all the compliance checks you need on your files.
  • Check the whole file or choose a part of the creative for a sectional check.
  • Get color-coded results on the file to mark errors faster.
  • Use smart suggestions on errors to make changes effortlessly.
January

Projects & Workflows Weekly Updates

January 9, 2024
2024
Enhancements
Fixes
New Features

New feature

Scan and verify barcodes

Now, you can effortlessly scan files to check for barcodes both in your library and during a review. 

  • Get the information housed in each barcode during the scan.
  • Check the position of every barcode in your files with a clear bounding box.
  • You can scan any PDF, JPEG, and PNG files for barcodes.
  • The scanner will display information that includes values, type, country, direction, and class.

Performance enhancements

Improved file upload experience

Now upload reference files and active files in one go seamlessly. Active files are those that will be eligible for any upcoming task actions like reviews, while reference files can only be viewed by users.

  • Complete upload tasks without an active file if only reference files are needed for the task.
  • The existing process of uploading reference files remains unchanged.
January

Projects & Workflows Weekly Updates

December 22, 2023
2023
Enhancements
Fixes
New Features

Performance enhancements

Multi-company login

If you’re a part of multiple company accounts, you can now choose the company account that you would like to log in to on the login screen. 

Manage projects and tasks with a refreshed experience

Working on your projects and tasks is now simpler with an improved layout and experience that allows you to search and sort them with ease. 

Fixes

  • The workflow builder in templates had additional space at the bottom of the screen. This has now been fixed.
  • The metadata field columns on the task listing page are now updated for users logging in from multiple company accounts.
December

Managing time off just got easier

December 15, 2023
2023
Enhancements
Fixes
New Features

Feature update

Introducing leave scheduling

Taking some much-needed time off but not sure what to do about your tasks?

Schedule your leaves on the all-new out-of-office calendar, pick a replacement for your tasks, and jet off without a second thought!

  • Head over to the Leave Schedule tab in settings to configure your out-of-office calendar.
  • You can edit and delete out-of-office dates only until your leave begins.
  • During your out-of-office window, all of your tasks - new and in progress - will be assigned to your replacement.
  • If a user is picked as a replacement for a team member, the user will not be able to set the same out-of-office dates as the user they are replacing.

Your very own template hub

  • Store all your templates in one place with the new Templates tab.
  • Find any template you need instantly with search, filters, and sorting options.

December

Studio Weekly Updates

November 23, 2023
2023
Enhancements
Fixes
New Features

Performance enhancement

Do more with your designs on Studio! Now, you can easily crop the images you add to your canvas.

Simply double-click an image or select an image and press the crop icon on the bottom navigation bar to start cropping.

November

Studio Weekly Updates

November 9, 2023
2023
Enhancements
Fixes
New Features

Performance enhancements

  • Never lose your edits again! Your designs will now be saved after 5 seconds of inactivity, so you’re always ready to scale.
  • New keyboard shortcuts have been added to help you design faster. Use Cmd/Ctrl+Shift+Z to redo any action and use Tab or Shift tab to navigate faster around your canvas.
  • You can now select multiple objects on the canvas and choose the same action across these objects.

November

Projects & Workflows Weekly Updates

November 2, 2023
2023
Enhancements
Fixes
New Features

Performance enhancements

Metadata view on the Task list

  • Customize your task listing page with what columns you want to see.
  • Supports task metadata columns on the task listing page.

Save custom notifications with your Project templates

  • Now, when you save a project as a template, you can also save the custom notifications you created for each task.
  • While creating a project from any template, you can import the custom notifications and add or edit them in your workflow.

Fixes

  • While moving folders, some folders could not be selected. This has now been fixed.
  • Added Custom metadata in emails notifying users about overdue tasks.
  • Multi-selection of tasks in the Project screen toolbar now does not overlap with the 'Add task' sidebar.
November

Digital Asset Management: An all-new user interface

October 25, 2023
2023
Enhancements
Fixes
New Features

Store, organize, and manage files more efficiently than ever with a new-look Library.

  • Exclusive tabs for different file types.
  • File viewer with advanced proofing tools.
  • Dedicated tab for folders.

October

The tools to drive project efficiency

October 13, 2023
2023
Enhancements
Fixes
New Features

Performance enhancements

This week, we've honed in on helping you drive efficiencies through your every day processes. Get more insight into your files and projects, streamline your creative workflows, and manage your projects efficiently with Gantt charts.

Detailed file-level view

A completely redesigned "File Status" section has been added to projects.

It contains two tabs:

  • Active Files - Files with active tasks
  • Other Files - Files without active tasks

The view includes detailed information about files, tasks, and assignees.

  • Information available at the file level:  Number of active tasks and number of users who need to complete them.
  • Information available at the task level: In each file, information is available about all active tasks, assignees, start and end dates, and minimum assignee settings.
  • Information available at the assignee level: In each file, at the task level, information is available about assignees, assignee status and the file action date.

Re-trigger workflows in ongoing projects

  • A workflow in any ongoing project can be started again from a certain point, while the progress made in the project is preserved.
  • From this point on, a branched workflow is initiated, which follows its own path with a set of new files.
  • This does not disrupt the original flow of tasks and files.
  • Admins or Project Managers can re-trigger workflows from any completed Upload task on the workflow.
  • The users involved are notified when the workflow is triggered again.

Gantt charts beta completed

Gantt charts are no longer in beta testing and the feature is live across the platform. Go ahead, try it for yourself, and let us know what you think!

October

Projects & Workflows Weekly Updates

October 6, 2023
2023
Enhancements
Fixes
New Features

Performance enhancements

Assignee settings for To-do Tasks

  • On to-do tasks, assignee settings are now available in the same way as on review tasks.
  • Admin and Project Managers will be able to decide on the assignees who need to complete a particular To-do task.

Customized Notifications feature enhancements

  • Instead of project metadata, users will now receive workflow-specific metadata in notifications.
  • In notifications, the metadata fields are now arranged in the same order as in project details.
October

Gantt charts, flexibility, and more!

September 29, 2023
2023
Enhancements
Fixes
New Features

Performance enhancements

We've worked on a number of helpful updates that will give you and your team greater control over your projects and project data. Here's a quick look for you at what we've been up to!

Interactive Gantt charts

  • You can now update the due date for a project that has not started as well as any in progress through its Gantt chart.
  • You can also update task due dates for projects that are in progress. 
  • The date can only be updated by the admin and the project manager

Excluding Weekends and Holidays while calculating due dates

  • Due days project settings now allow you to include weekends and non-working days while calculating task due dates.
  • This is implemented for any new tasks that will be triggered after this setting has been implemented.
  • The settings will be set at the account-level and can be different for each account.

Actioned Checklist items on Decision Task

  • In the Decision task, you can now see the checklist and checklist comments on files.
  • And only checklist items that have been approved and rejected are visible, while checklist items marked N/A are not.

Metadata display in Tasks

  • On the Task screen, a new tab named 'Metadata' will display workflow-specific metadata in a table.
  • This is applicable for Upload, Review and Decision Tasks.
  • This would be a view only table, you cannot edit any information on this tab.

Fixes

  • On the To-do task, the 'Add more details' button has been moved alongside the 'Complete Task' button at the top. The button has also been renamed to 'Update Metadata'.
  • On Decisions and To-do Tasks, you can now view files and add annotations.
  • Different measurements in the proofing renderer will now appear in separate rows when using the measurement tool.
September

Projects & Workflows Weekly Updates

September 18, 2023
2023
Enhancements
Fixes
New Features

Performance enhancements

Gantt chart enhancements

Gantt charts now come with increased features and functionalities! 

  • Click on any task name (not project name!) on your left panel to be redirected to its timeline.
  • Click on 'Today' button in the legend to move the chart to the present day.
  • Focus on Gantt chart using the new ‘Full-screen’ mode.
  • Expand & collapse the "Weeks, Months, Year" bar if it interrupts your view.

Notification customization

Now setup custom notifications as easily as adding a task. Go to any task on your workflow, click on ‘Notify someone’, and enter the following information:

  • Whom to send.
  • A personalized message.
  • Custom metadata.

Fixes

  • Now you won't be able to see "Archived" Projects on Project List by default (List view as well as Gantt view) - Try viewing through filter by status.
  • Updated the 'Print Compare' model for better results.
  • Now uploaded files go through an anti-virus scan. If any malware is detected, the file will be quarantined.
September

Studio: UI updates for a better experience

September 13, 2023
2023
Enhancements
Fixes
New Features

Performance enhancements

UI Changes 

  • The frame handle design has now been updated.
  • Rotate button is visible now along with an updated look.
  • Size of frame handles is dynamic now, based on the zoom level you are on. 
  • When you zoom in, you will see smaller frame handles and when you will zoom out, you will see a bigger frame handle.

Fixes

When bulk creating on a template, there was an alignment issue in the variations panel. This has now been fixed.

September

Studio Weekly Updates

September 6, 2023
2023
Enhancements
Fixes
New Features

Performance enhancements

Improved image handling capabilities

It’s now easier to work with images of any size on the editor. Enjoy improved load times and smoother actions while you edit your heart out!

Font size synchronization

The font size in any text box is now in sync with the size of the box. Simply increase or decrease the size of a box to change the size of the font.

Fixes

  • Minor experience issues fixed across the editor.
  • All old templates will be hidden.
September

Projects & Workflows Weekly Updates

September 1, 2023
2023
Enhancements
Fixes
New Features

Performance enhancements

Multi-select Task actions:

In any project, you can now select multiple tasks and take actions on them. The option is only available for projects that have not yet been started and can only be accessed by the admin and the project creator.

The following actions are available: 

  • Updating assignees
  • Adding due days/dates
  • Updating the checklist
  • Deleting tasks.

A search bar is available to find tasks based on their names and take further action on them. The task list tab header will also show how many tasks have been added to a project.

September

Studio Weekly Updates

August 30, 2023
2023
Enhancements
Fixes
New Features

Performance enhancements

Creative Scaling

  • Bulk Create will render previews of variations faster and newly-created templates will remain stable on the editor.
  • If a cell is left blank in a CSV upload or the input doesn’t match the format, the default element property will be considered for the particular variation as per the template.

Editor

  • Undo and Redo can be applied for all actions taken in the canvas.
  • Studio files can now be downloaded in both PNG & JPEG formats.
  • Long names for the templates will now be contained within the box limits.
August

Digital Asset Management Weekly Updates

August 23, 2023
2023
Enhancements
Fixes
New Features

Performance enhancements

Tag suggestions while adding tags

Now, when you’re adding new tags, the top five manual tags will be displayed based on the letters entered.

Tag experience

Spaces between words will now be supported in manual tags. This is applicable when adding tags to a single asset or to multiple assets.

Generate Library images with AI

  • You can now generate images using AI when no results are found for a query in the Library.
  • You will see a link, 'Cook something fresh with AI' when no results are found; clicking this will generate results using the keywords entered.
  • Not happy with the results yet? Generate more images using the 'Generate more' link.
  • You will have the option to either download or add these images to your library.

Search assets using asset ID

In the Library, you can now enter the asset ID of any asset to find it instantly.

Fixes

  • Issues with Favorite & Update Tags actions on Select all assets.
  • Fixed download issues with multiple shared assets for external users.
  • Blank brand guidelines screen when user double clicks on the Brand button.
August

Projects & Workflows Weekly Updates

August 23, 2023
2023
Enhancements
Fixes
New Features

Feature update

Edit task duration during live projects

  • The admin or the project manager can now update the due dates and due days for tasks in any project that is in progress.
  • Due dates and days can now be changed for tasks that have not been started, are in progress, or have already been completed.
  • For in-progress tasks, the project manager & assignees will be notified via email of the change.
  • For tasks that have not been started or have already been completed, only the project manager will be notified via email.
  • There will also be corresponding updates to the Gantt chart, Project Report, and the Audit Log.

Fixes

  • After tasks on any project were reassigned, notifications at the start of the project and tasks were still being sent to the older assignees.
August

Map your variations on Studio

August 21, 2023
2023
Enhancements
Fixes
New Features

Feature updates

Map input variables

Creating variations just got easier with a smoother CSV upload experience! 

  • Upload your file with input data arranged in rows and columns — don’t worry about the titles, we’ve got you covered!
  • Once your upload is complete, map each column on the CSV file to the corresponding layer on the editor.
  • Preview your variations and revise the mapped inputs if necessary.
  • Export your items in the sizes and formats you need!

Bring your PSDs onboard

Now, you can import your Photoshop files to Studio as templates and create variations using Bulk Create.

Smart resizing is here

Save time by automatically resizing your templates to generate creatives in multiple formats.

Enhancements and fixes

  • Background color can now be applied as a variable item.
  • The Create New Design modal has been updated.
August

Do more with your projects and workflows!

August 10, 2023
2023
Enhancements
Fixes
New Features

Performance enhancements

Adding project reference files in compare mode

In the Compare modal, the user will now be able to upload a project reference file. A new tab 'Project Assets' has been added so users can choose assets specifically from the ongoing project for a comparison.

Pre-fill To-do task metadata from Project-level metadata

The first To-do task in your project workflow will now be populated with the project details by default in the ‘Add more details’ section.

Asset storage for completed workflows

Earlier, only when a project was completed, project assets were added to the library.

Now, assets for each workflow in a project will be added to the library as soon as they have been completed.

Checklist Enhancements

A checklist group with the same name can now be created. The creation of checklist items with the same name within a checklist group is now restricted.

Updated Review task experience

File approval or rejection will now take into account the approval or rejection of an Optional Checklist item. Reviews can no longer be completed if Optional Checklist items are rejected.

Dashboard update

The 'Completed tasks' panel in the Dashboard’s top panel will reflect all completed tasks as of date instead of the last 30 days

August

Projects and Workflows Weekly Updates

August 8, 2023
2023
Enhancements
Fixes
New Features

Performance enhancements

View project details from the Task page

The project name on the Task page now comes with an option to view the detailed project page.

Fixes

  • If you enter an incorrect password or your account has been disabled, an appropriate message will be displayed on the login screen.
  • Disabled users will not appear in the user list in the ‘Share Project’ modal.
  • Across the platform, you can view the user name provided in the Profile section. Previously, the user name was getting updated after a Google login.
  • Users who do not have access to a project will see an appropriate message if they click on the project in the Asset Overview section of the Library.
  • We’ve resolved issues that were cropping up with filters on the project list screen.
  • For different due dates, color codes have been updated correctly (black, yellow, and red).
August

Introducing Gantt charts to your projects!

August 4, 2023
2023
Enhancements
Fixes
New Features

Feature update

Add another dimension to project management with Gantt charts (Beta)

  • A beta version of the Gantt chart view for projects is now live!
  • You can access this view-only feature from the project list screen. 
  • Switch between views, expand projects to view timelines for each task, and view timelines on a weekly, monthly, or yearly scale.

Fixes

  • Different due dates were being displayed on the Tasks page than the ones set when any project was started. This was caused by the implementation of due dates at the timezone level and has now been addressed.
  • On the Upload Revision screen, the checklist item was not aligned with the user interface.
August

Digital Asset Management Weekly Updates

August 3, 2023
2023
Enhancements
Fixes
New Features

Library

Performance enhancements

Link to Project ID

Assets from any of your projects that are stored in your library will now display the IDs of the relevant projects. Clicking on these IDs will redirect you to the Project Details page.

Comments and annotations

  • You can now mark annotations and leave comments on assets in the library just like you would while proofing during a project.
  • The comments section can be found in the left navigation panel of the asset viewer.
  • When a user is tagged in a comment, an email and in-app notification will be sent to them.
  • Any comments made on assets during reviews will also be visible in the library once the project is completed.

Restore Functionality

  • In the Trash section, assets and folders can now be restored to the library.
  • You can select multiple assets and folders at once to restore them to the library.
  • Any items that are left in the trash section for 30 days will still be permanently deleted.

Experience enhancements

  • We’ve removed blank sections like Insights and Comments from the Dashboard.
  • You can now play videos in .mov format through the asset viewer.
  • User actions like Share, Download, etc have been reordered in a kebab menu and multi-select toolbar for consistency.
  • The 'Select All' button on the multi-select toolbar is more prominent now.
  • We’ve added an ‘Asset ID’ field in the overview section of the asset viewer.
  • We’ve also added toast messages to confirm asset and folder actions such as Download, Add to Favorites, Remove from Favorites, Update Tags, etc
  • The hover & click experience for primary and secondary CTAs is now consistent.

Updated team member actions

  • Team members will now only see actions applicable to them in the Library.
  • The Trash section is hidden for them as they cannot delete any asset.

Fixes

  • The page refresh experience on different Library pages is now consistent.
  • ‘Select All’ functionality was not working properly inside a folder, this has now been fixed.
  • Multiple clicks on Create Folder while creating a folder are now restricted.

Brand Guidelines 

Performance enhancements

Brand guidelines now have advanced sharing functionality that allows assets' information, download, password protection, and link expiration date to be controlled.

The ability to download images — with options to resize and crop — has also been added to brand guidelines.

August

Projects and Workflows Weekly Updates

August 3, 2023
2023
Enhancements
Fixes
New Features

Proofing renderer 

Performance enhancements

File loading time

Files now load faster on the proofing renderer.  Switching to and from Compare mode and switching between different compare modes will now be instant without any delays.

Checklist comments

Preventing the direct opening of the checklist comment box when marking a checklist item as reject or N/A

Zoom functionality

The zoom functionality on the proofing renderer now gives you more options to zoom in and out of any creative:

  • Zoom dropdown on the single file renderer and all compare modes.
  • Marquee zoom on the single file renderer and the side-by-side compare mode.
  • 'Fit to width' and 'Fit to page' on the single file renderer and all compare modes.
  • Blocked pinch and zoom using the keyboard for the Flicker & Difference compare modes.

Experience enhancements

Loading overlay mask

An overlay mask has been added to the proofing renderer on different tasks and functionalities like the compare mode until the file is properly loaded.

Fixes

Minor experience issues that were affecting the compare mode user experience have now been fixed.

Project details page 

Performance enhancements

Loading time

We’ve improved the performance to load a specific project page with a lot of tasks, assignees, checklists, and other details.

Project ID:

You will now be able to see the Project ID on the screen below the name of the project and in the Project Details section as well.

You can also search for any project using this ID on the project list screen to filter out specific projects.

Decimals for measurement (as per FDA regulations)

In the fonts section, the measurement in inches will now be displayed up to 4 decimals to help users comply with FDA regulations.

Increasing the character limit and allowing additional special characters

The character limit for project name, task name, checklist group, and checklist items has been increased to 100 characters (from 50 characters)

We’ve expanded the list of special characters that can be used within project details, you can now use any of the following characters in your projects: -_()`~!@#$%^&*,+='.

Experience enhancements

  • A new hover state has been added to the assignee section to display the assignee's name on the project details page.
  • An infotip showing the assignee's settings has been added to review tasks.

Copy updates

  • Changed the copy from "Upload File" to "Add New File" in the upload task section.
  • Changed the copy from 'Verified' to 'Approved for Checklist’ item on the review task.

Drag & Drop functionality

Drag and drop functionality is now added to all the tasks and features where ‘Upload from Computer’ was previously available.

Task edit experience update

The previous name or date will no longer be displayed when a user renames a task or changes its due date.

Fixes

  • Notification and email triggers within Projects now work without inconsistencies.
  • A blank page was shown if the subscription had expired. It will now show a modal with an Upgrade button to the account owner, which will further open the Chargebee portal.
August

Projects and Workflows Weekly Updates

July 28, 2023
2023
Enhancements
Fixes
New Features

Project reports

Experience enhancements 

Adding file-level details

Earlier, project reports at individual and account levels only contained information on tasks. Information on the files involved in the projects has now been added to these reports

There are now five additional fields in every report - File Name, File Status, Overall Status, File Version, and File Action Date.

Adding Custom Metadata fields

Alongside file-level details, we will be adding your custom metadata to project reports. This feature is being rolled out gradually and you should see this in your project reports soon.

Proofing renderer

Performance enhancements

Inconsistent overprint preview

Overprint was inconsistent earlier, with users getting overprint from any action on the renderer.

  • Overprint is now turned off by default.
  • When the user switches to the colors section, it will automatically turn on.
  • An info copy has also been provided in the colors section to inform users about the updated experience.
July

Improving your Studio experience

July 21, 2023
2023
Enhancements
Fixes
New Features

Performance enhancements

  • We have introduced an infinite scroll feature to the Templates listing page.
  • General improvements have been made to provide a smoother Studio experience.

The canvas loads 3X faster than before, so you can get scaling in no time.

Editor: New features in the mix

  • The Editor now has a Layers tab, giving you the ability to list, move, lock, and hide layers.
  • View fonts in their original style while selecting them from the dropdown menu.

Experience enhancements and updates

We’ve updated the Studio workspace user interface to help you generate and scale creatives with efficiency. You will notice new and updated modals that help you do more with your designs and templates.

  • Template modal when you open a saved template
  • The download modal now provides an option to select a destination folder in your library
  • While deleting bulk-created designs, modals will pop up to confirm the deletion of any size or variation of your design.

Autosave is now live, so any changes you make to your designs won’t be lost. 

Zoom capabilities

Zooming in and out of the canvas is now easier, with new enhancements offering a smoother experience.

July
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