Sharing, Receiving and Collaborating with Lightboxes

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Sharing a Lightbox

Once you have created the collection you want to share, select the Lightbox from the list, click the Options icon manage_icon.png and select Share.


You can start typing a user's name if they have a login, or insert any email address manually or from your address book. These will be the recipients of the Lightbox.

You can customize the subject and message boxes and adjust Lightbox user permissions - Adjust permissions based on level of access you want to give.

When you are finished, click Send Invitation. You will receive a confirmation message indicating that the Lightbox was sent displaying a list of recipients and expiration dates (if applicable). Click OK to finish.


 Receiving a Lightbox 

Lightbox recipients, who have been granted download permissions, will receive an email allowing them to download via Aspera or HTTP. They will also see the option to download Aspera if it's not already installed:

Recipients who do not have download permissions will receive an email with a link to view the lightbox:


Collaborative Lightboxes

In order to facilitate more collaboration, globaledit users can choose to make their lightboxes collaborative when sharing them with other globaledit users (this functionality does not apply to guest recipients). Checking off “Allow adding assets” within the Invite Lightbox Users options will enable globaledit users they share the lightbox with to contribute content (as seen below).


Regarding permissions, any asset added to a collaborative lightbox by a recipient will carry on the permissions of the user that added it. For example:

  • If the file added to a lightbox requires a watermark, everyone who has access to that lightbox will see the image watermarked.
  • If the person that added the asset cannot download it, no one else can download that asset within the lightbox (even if they are admins or have permission within their library).

Globaledit takes the security of your content very seriously, and wants to maintain a high standard when it comes to keeping your sensitive material safe.

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