SCC MediaServer Solwee (Avalon) Interface adds an intuitive search, browse, preview and delivery capability to the SCC MediaServer digital asset management DAM system for one stop access to any number of Solwee enabled photo agencies.
Avalon is one of the leading international photo libraries, delivering some of the most extensive and high-quality image collections in the world. With an archive that goes back to the earliest days of photography, representing over 5000 contributors worldwide and capturing everything from travel, nature and wildlife, to news, entertainment and sports, as well as premium and microstock creative imagery, Avalon is home to over 34 million images, and continually growing on a daily basis.
Interaction with Solwee (Avalon) is performed server-side, entirely within the SCC digital asset management DAM system and provides secure login and safe encrypted storage of Solwee subscription credentials.
SCC Solwee (Avalon) interface provides a sophisticated search screen complete with text entry, pull-down lists and calendar date controls for each of the Solwee (Avalon) search fields. The search screen also supports saved searches which are stored within the SCC database and shareable with other SCC Web client users.
Search results are returned in the same dynamic grid and multicolumn displays used for SCC stored assets, with metadata values displayed as tooltips whenever a user positions their mouse over an asset. Clicking an asset preview in the results page launches a details page, including next and previous image button navigation, complete with mid-sized preview and image metadata text associated with the currently displayed asset. The image preview provides a pan and zoom capability enabling detailed high-res previews to be examined at a larger scale.
Multimedia assets can be easily selected by clicking the checkbox beneath each asset, or by clicking the image cell and tapping the space bar. Selected assets can also be launched into an image compare facility allowing closeup comparison, or launched into a slideshow facility for a full-screen automated display of each asset. The slideshow facility makes use of the largest available preview for higher resolution display and also offers pan and zoom capability for examination at larger scale. Selected assets can also be printed using either the built-in contact sheet, 2x2 or large format layouts in either grid or multicolumn modes.
Selected assets can be easily downloaded either to a local directory, or to one or more pre-configured server-side directories, for use within downstream CMS systems and production workflows.

SCC Solwee (Avalon) Interface Features

  • Access to over 34 million images representing over 5000 contributors worldwide.
  • Connects the SCC Web Client application to Solwee (Avalon) using a secure subscription credential.
  • Provides high performance search and display of Solwee (Avalon) photos with saved search capability.
  • Incorporates sophisticated browsing of results, navigable details pages, compare, slideshow and print facilities.
  • Detail page previews, and compare and slideshow previews offer pan and zoom capability.
  • Simple to use interface is configurable for either client-side download or server-side delivery of high-resolution assets.