The home page is the starting point for users of Asset Bank. If public users (those that have not logged in) are allowed access to certain items then the home page is the first page that users will see when they visit the application. If public users cannot see any items, because of the permissions settings for the public group in Access Levels, then all users must log in before they see the home page (or any other page in the application).
The "featured image" is the large image shown towards the top right of the home page. Any image in the database can be shown here - it can be changed by an administrator.
The "recently added" panel shows a number of items that have recently been added to Asset Bank, and which the logged in user has permission to see. The size and number of these items are configurable.
Depending on how Asset Bank is configured you may see another list of thumbnails, similar to recently added, called promoted images. These are defined by a system adminstrator and can be useful for highlighting images of special importance or topicality. Clicking on the "see all promoted images link" will take you to the Promoted Images page.
You can perform a "Quick search" from the home page. Simply enter one or more words into the "Keywords" fields and click "Go".
Asset Bank will then search for matches in the metadata of the items (i.e. title, description, author etc.) as well as searching within the contents of textual items (for example Word files). For a more specific search click on the Advanced Search link.
The "browse categories" area shows a list of descriptive categories so that you can browse for items by category.
This area enables you to browse the access levels that you have the right to see. Please note that this feature will not be visible if you can only see one access level, or if you are not making use of access levels in Asset Bank.