A Visual Brief allows you to annotate an asset uploaded either from your desktop or a library without revising the existing asset. This makes it easier to explain requirements, particularly when you need to adapt something existing for another variant or market.
The user receives an ‘Upload Visual Brief’ Task which looks the same as the Asset Upload Task with the exception of the classification being defaulted to ‘Visual Brief Asset’.
Here you can choose to upload an asset from your desktop or a Library.
If you select a file from a Library as your Visual Brief, it will create a copy of that asset and therefore the asset won't revise, it will only use the asset as a reference to depict the artwork you want to create.
The file you pick from the library will remain intact in its original library. No changes will be made to it as a result of using an asset as a visual brief.
NB: If you want to revise the asset instead, you would need to do this via Asset Upload tasks instead of Visual Briefs to ensure a full audit history is kept.
For more information on revising an asset in a template contact the Professional Services team.
Once the Visual Brief Asset is uploaded (as with any other e-flow asset), it will be found in the ‘Assets’ tab of the activity:
When a user has uploaded their Visual Brief asset, they will receive an approval stage to annotate that asset using the Online Approval Tool:
After the user has annotated any changes required and selects 'Complete', there will be no requirement to give a verdict or a rejection reason as the artwork is simply being used as a visual aid.
The user will only need to select ‘Complete’ to continue.
The user will also be able to select their ‘Visual Brief Asset’ to compare with when they're in an approval session for that activity.
Anyone wishing to make use of the visual brief feature will need this configuring in their workflows by our Professional Services team who can scope how this will fit within your processes and workflows.