Personal Account Settings: User Preferences

Account Settings are the basic configuration decisions you make on your ConceptShare Account.  They allow you to control settings related to items like standard date and time format, upload parameters and email notifications.

Your default settings will have been established by your Account Administrator and depending on your Account Role, you may or may not be able to view or edit Account Settings.  Check with your Account Administrator if you want more permissions.

Accessing your User Preferences

To access your User Preferences, click on your Profile Settings in the top left and choose Preferences.


We'll begin with the Preferences for User.  For Notification Preferences please see: User Preferences: Notifications


What do all the Settings Mean?


Proofing Workspace (previously Annotator): This setting allows you to control how ConceptShare plays videos within the Proofing Workspace.  Toggling this to On will action all videos to play over and over again in a continuous loop in the Proofing Workspace.



Date Format: Set the standard date formats.  See the drop downs for the options for Month, Day and Year.

Home screen: Where you ill begin navigating from when you login to ConceptShare from the main login page.  The options are the Work Screen, the Activity Feed, or the Projects dashboard.

Time Format: Set the standard time format.  The options are 12 or 24 hour time display.



The Notification Settings allow you to control when you are alerted by email that changes have been made in the application.  You control whether to receive emails when new Assets are added, Assets are Versioned, Comments added and replied to, or when you are invited to a Project.

You will always receive notifications regarding To-Dos and Reviews as those notifications are not adjustable.

Click to learn how to create email digests for assets or comments.

Render Options:  allow you to control how Assets are handled for your user account.

Convert all files to support SRGB standard (colour space):  You will likely want this toggled On to ensure consistency across browsers and to improve the speed of image display, but for some use cases there is value to ensuring that if the original is in a CMYK colour space that it is maintained.
Optimize uploaded files for ideal display and speed in web browsers: The second setting controls whether ConceptShare automatically optimizes files for improved display speed in web browsers.  It applies to images only. This is often adjusted when speed is the main consideration.  It specifically: drops DPI/Density to 72dpi, converts to sRGB (if not already), resizes to under 4050x4050.

Render PDF files as raster graphics (IE9 Compatibility mode): This converts all pages of the PDF to images for maximum compatibility. This allows IE9 to view the full content of PDFs when using ConceptShare.  Use this if the image portion of the document is not visible to the IE9 users.  This can also be accomplished per asset upload by selecting "Optimize" when uploading individual PDF assets. 

!Note: Text based annotation tools will not be available for the PDFs uploaded as raster graphics.

Save the original, unmodified file so users can download it from ConceptShare: controls whether ConceptShare saves a copy of the original file format every time you upload a file.  Toggling this to On ensures that you can download a copy of the original file directly from ConceptShare at any time otherwise a proxy is generated and that proxy is what is returned if an asset is downloaded from ConceptShare.
As above, these settings can be activated or deactivated simply by toggling the appropriate On or Off setting.

Once you have decided on all of your Settings, remember to click the Save button  to ensure they are retained.



You have configured your User Preferences in ConceptShare.  Your use of ConceptShare is now tailored to your needs and preferences.


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