I've been testing the software for a week or two now, trying to see if it is the right solution for my print advertising company. Here are a few things I think would be very helpful. If any of them are currently possible, please do let me know:
1) Image/Text Art Labels -
It would be great to be able to label images and text art with a name, for easier browsing and organization in their respective panels. My company works with a lot of restaurants that use coupons, and searching the coupons by name or code would be fantastic. If a name field were added, this could be done fairly easily.
2) Image Fields/Snap-to -
I would love to be able to add empty image fields to a design, that the customer could click to fill easily. Draw the size field, and when the customer clicks it, they are prompted to select an image from a predetermined image category. The Image automatically sizes to fit the field by largest dimension (width/height). This also goes along with our coupon-related activities.
3) Non-printing elements -
Being able to designate non-printing elements that won't appear in the final pdf (or preview) would be very helpful. This would allow us to add descriptive information for the customer directly on the design.
4) Customizable Tab Images/Names -
The interface is fairly intuitive, but for our needs I think it would be great to be able to replace a few of the icons with either custom icons of our creation, or a short name that we set. Is this currently doable through the interface templates?
5) SVG/Text Art Default size -
Not sure if this one is currently available, either. I'd like to require the customer to drag/size our SVGs and Text Art as little as possible, so a configurable default size would be great, especially if it were on a per-item basis.
Thanks for creating a really cool product. We are likely to upgrade to a premium license soon, especially if any of these features end up on the horizon.
Can you elaborate on where/how these features are already implemented? I'm happy to hear that there are ways to accomplish what I want, but just saying that 4 of the 5 I listed are possible without saying how doesn't help me very much. I have purchased the premium license so I have all the features available to me.
1) As Jean-Pierre stated, only by categorization.
2)You can set any svg as an image mask. You then set the permissions of the shape according to your needs and now it's a clickable and/or drag&drop image mask. The images placed inside will snap to scale.
3) There is a setting in the design properties to set up a foreground image that is non printable that I use for non printed objects and guides. Look in the Wiki for the cell phone cover and t-shirt tutorials. That should walk you through the process.
4) There is a section in the dashboard where you can customize the html, where this is possible. A quick search in the forums will get you the topic.
5) That will need to be done in you favorite vector program before saving to svg and uploading.
Jean, Thomas, thanks you kindly for your information and assistance. After a little more tinkering, I've found the additional functionality that you guided me to.
Part of my problem was that I had deleted the Shapes category from images, thinking that I would start from scratch and build what I needed as I went, so as to reduce clutter. I hadn't realized that the shapes category contained not just SVG shapes, but files with a particular file structure that would allow them to be used as masks. After a couple of attempts, I managed to put together a rectangle shape I can use with the proper XML structure to be used as a mask.
I'll be digging into changing the layouts a little more in the coming days - I've been aware of the feature for a while, but haven't been able to make sense of the layout in the admin panel yet.
With your help, I've essentially solved the suggestions labelled 2, 3 & 5. Still working on 1 & 4, but there is hope for them.