Unified Image Access
Unified Image Access is an important feature of Optimole that enables you to fetch images from different websites that you own using the same API key without the need to upload them.
| Enable the Feature
| User Site and Image Impact
| Related Settings
| Use Cases
| Benefits and Trade-offs
| Useful Resources
| 🎥 Video - Optimole's Cloud Library Browsing and Offloading Feature
🔌 Enable the Feature
To enable this feature, navigate to WP Dashboard > Optimole.
Open the Settings tab.
Open the Cloud Library accordion.
Use the toggle to enable the Unified Image Access feature.
🚀 User Site and Image Impact
Once you enable the Cloud Library Browsing and click on Save changes, a new panel inside the Optimole panel, called Cloud Library (View screenshot), will be generated. This panel works like the Optimole Dashboard's Library.
It allows you to access each folder's images, create new folders and subfolders, and directly upload images.
From this place, you can access both global folders (with images from other websites where you use the same Optimole API key) and local folders (the one you create from WordPress Dashboard or Optimole Cloud).
By default, all global folders will be displayed, but you can control this using the Show images only from these sites field inside the Cloud Integration tab in Optimole Dashboard.
Using the Dashboard Management, you also have access to Optimole image editing options inside the WordPress editor.
📝 Note: Learn more about the image editing options from this doc.
🔄 Benefits and Trade-offs
- Convenience and Accessibility - Unified Image Access makes it convenient to manage and access images from multiple websites in one place.
- Centralized Control - website owners can maintain centralized control over their media assets.
- Efficient Resource Utilization - by centralizing the storage and management of images, it is possible to optimize resource utilization.
- Privacy and Security Concerns - centralizing images from multiple websites raises privacy and security concerns.
🧩 Use Cases
- Managing multiple websites - if you are managing multiple websites or a network of sites, having a centralized location for accessing and managing images can save significant time and effort.
- Collaborative projects - in collaborative projects where multiple team members or stakeholders are working on different websites under the same account, a unified image access feature ensures everyone has access to the necessary media assets without the need for complex file sharing or access permissions.
- Consistent branding - businesses with multiple websites can maintain consistent branding across all their sites by easily accessing and using the same set of images, logos, and other visual elements.
⚙️ Related Settings
- Store Your images in Optimole Cloud - doc
You may find useful these guides:
- Best Digital Asset Management Software
- 5 Best Online Image Management Software (Business and Personal)
🎥 Video - Optimole's Cloud Library Browsing and Image Storage(Previously named Offloading) Feature
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