Koken – Library

Library overview

The Library is where all your photos and videos are imported, edited and organized. Importing Images are videos may be imported to the Library a variety of ways, including drag-a-drop, our Publish Services plugin for Adobe Lightroom, Vimeo as well as Instagram. Check out our importing guide for detailed instr…

Assign an image focal point

Cropped images sometimes need an extra bit of finesse to look their best. The screenshot below shows what can happen when a portrait is assigned as an album cover and published in a theme. Looks kind of weird, right? Rest assured, we can fix this image’s poor composition by assigning a focal point to the original im…

Create albums and sets

Library content is grouped together using Albums and Sets. Albums are for grouping images and videos, while sets are for grouping albums and other sets. In this article we’ll explain how albums and sets are created, edited and published to your site. Creating albums and sets Click the plus button at the bottom…

Edit album covers

Covers are visual previews of collections. They may be assigned to both albums and sets and are most commonly used for publishing thumbnails on a web site’s albums page. This tutorial will explain how to assign, sort and remove covers. Default covers Koken automatically assigns as covers the first three image…

Edit image published dates

When an image/video is imported to the Library and published to your site it is assigned a Date published timestamp. This timestamp reflects the date an image/video was published live and is what you typically see on single image/video pages (if supported by your theme). Some photographers prefer timestamps to ref…

Embed an image at an outside site

Koken makes it easy to display a Library image anywhere outside the console. First, select the Library image you want use by clicking on it. Then click on the Share button at the top of the middle column (screenshot below). Click the Embed option. You will then see a window that looks like the image below. There…

Encode videos for importing

Koken provides basic support for video uploading and web site playback. This tutorial will explain how Koken handles video plus a few tips for encoding them on your desktop. Uploading Videos are uploaded to the Library the same way images are. Click “Upload” in the main navigation, then drag and drop videos i…

Format images for importing

Koken makes publishing images for the web easy. Upload a high-resolution original image and Koken creates seven different sizes for your web site. View your site using a mobile device, tablet, laptop or desktop and Koken automatically selects the best image size for top quality, web optimized images on every screen. B…

Import images and videos

Images and videos may be imported to Koken’s Library through a variety of ways. This article will cover each available method to help you get content up and on your site. Drag-and-drop The fastest way to import images and videos is by dragging them from your local hard drive into the Library’s middle column. …

Publish image download links

Visitors to your web site may download images with your permission. This is controlled through the Maximum Download setting. The setting is turned-off by default, but may be enabled for every image you import or selectively assigned to individual images in the Library. How it works Before we get into specific…

Publish unlisted and private content

Every image, video, album and set has its own Visibility setting. This setting controls who is allowed to view content on your web site. Three options are available: Public — content may be viewed by anyone and indexed by search engines. Unlisted — content is not published publicly and may only be viewed throu…

Replace uploaded original

Say you’ve uploaded a photo to your Library, assigned a title or other data, and published it on your site. The next day you take another look at the photo and realize its white balance is too warm, or there’s not enough contrast, or something else that would necessitate uploading the image again. But you don’t want to…

Sorting content

Sorting allows you to control the order in which Library images, videos, albums and sets appear on your Koken site. Editing sort Select any collection or content grouping (Content, Favorites, Featured) and a Sort button will appear at the bottom of the middle column. Sort button in the Koken Library Sor…

Using EXIF and IPTC metadata

Digital photos aren’t simply photos. Their files can also include helpful metadata in the form of EXIF and IPTC. EXIF (which stands for “exchangeable image file format”, in case you appreciate trivia) includes data captured by your digital camera. It writes values for things like the camera type, manufacturer, date, a…