Filerobot changelog
Filerobot changelog

Filerobot v21.03 Released: hello Asset Hub ๐Ÿš€

This monthly release is categorized as follow:

  • BT (Beta Testing): feature in Beta, feedback welcome!
  • SR (Stable Release): tested and stable after 1 release in BT (~ 1 month)
  • RI (Resolved Issues): resolved issues and problems, tested and stable


We are excited to unveil the New User Interface for Filerobot: The Asset Hub. You can start enjoying it by connecting to the new admin page here using your usual identification method (SSO or email). Let us know what you think!

Admin Console

  • (SR) UX & UI Improvements

You can now decide on and directly see the token's personalized name in the admin interface, while the copying button still copies the token actual value/name. The token selector is now searchable to ease the management of various environments you would have. Also, if you registered a bank card with us, you can click a button to directly pay an invoice. Check it out and let us know what you think!

  • (SR) Advanced filtering system

The Asset Hub's new filtering system will be able to find the needle in the haystack! You have the opportunity to filter by file name, size, creation or modification date and tags, but also by image style, orientation, resolution, number of faces, and many more. Try it out and tel us what you would need as a filter, we will be glad to add it.

  • (SR) Find duplicate(s).

This feature will allow you to easily identify duplicated media or assets in your library, with the ability to see how many there are in total, their location in the library, and access them directly if needed. This is the first step towards a more complex feature that will identify similar assets in the library. Doc here.

Plugins & Integrations

  • (SR) Video transcoding for adaptive streaming.

Filerobot now compresses on the fly your high resolution videos so they can be distributed using adaptive streaming. The videos load with the best quality possible, according to the end-user's player and connexion bandwidth. Doc here.

  • (SR) New Tagging system.

The new taxonomy system is a more flexible, more configurable tag bank that will allow to easily establish relevant relationship between assets, and will be more forgiving for fuzzy search. It also comes with a native multi-language compatibility and translation. Doc here.

  • (SR) New Filerobot Media Widget.

We updated the uploader widget to a brand new version, hence the name change to better reflect the major evolution in functionalities. Demo here.

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  • (SR) Uploader improvements.

With the latest version embedded in the Asset Hub, the Filerobot Uploader received few UI/UX enhancements like the listing view having thumbnails. Doc here.

API Framework

  • (BT) NEW multi-api hub

In order to remove the hassle of searching for our AI & ML tools, we gathered them in one convenient place, so you can test them, learn how to call them directly via API, while of course still be able to use them directly from within the AssetHub. New functions like Background Removal, Face Count or Identify Dominant Color have been added to the growing collection. Check it out and let us know what you need next! Doc and demo here.

Filerobot v21.02 Released! ๐Ÿš€

This monthly release is categorized as follow:

  • BT (Beta Testing): feature in Beta, feedback welcome!
  • SR (Stable Release): tested and stable after 1 release in BT (~ 1 month)
  • RI (Resolved Issues): resolved issues and problems, tested and stable

Admin Console

  • (SR) UI/UX improvements.

We removed unused features (eg. "webp compression" which was mistakenly named) and corrected a handful of UI and UX behaviors that were not as expected. Also prepared the grounds for a new and even more complete metadata format in the upcoming administration console.

Plugins & Integrations

  • (SR) Image Editor improvements.

In v3.12.15 we added "onSaveAs" and "keepPropsAndMeta" in uploadParams of the filerobot upload mode config along with onError and secondary properties to handle various cases. Added button replaceCloseWithBackButton to handle more user path, and imageName & imageMime to the returned object in the callbacks. Also solved watermark issues with positioning, style and default behavior. Doc here.


The New User Interface for Filerobot is being polished, so hold tight and give us a few more days to get an exclusive brand new design for your favorite Digital Asset Manager, the Asset Hub !

Filerobot v21.01 Released! ๐Ÿš€

This monthly release is categorized as follow:

  • BT (Beta Testing): feature in Beta, feedback welcome!
  • SR (Stable Release): tested and stable after 1 release in BT (~ 1 month)
  • RI (Resolved Issues): resolved issues and problems, tested and stable

Plugins & Integrations

  • (SR) Image editor beautification

We improved the position of buttons on v3.12.11 (eg. fullscreen) and added options in the config to manage if options and buttons will be available or not (eg. closeButtonProps property for customizing the top left corner close button). Doc here.

  • (RI) Uploader stabilization

In the latest version v2.15.20, you will see a couple of small issues fixed, like "previous image url displayed after editing by Image Editor post upload" and "closeOnEdit prop". We also added the possibility to display/hide the "Delete" button with a config parameter.


We are very excited to announce that we will have a New User Interface with the next release, hence less features recently and our focus on this, in order to make sure you will get the best experience using this new interface. This also will allow for a train of new features to be swiftly rolled out after the release of the new UI, simply because they depend on it. Stay tuned!

Filerobot v20.12 Released! ๐Ÿš€

This monthly release is categorized as follow:

  • BT (Beta Testing): feature in Beta, feedback welcome!
  • SR (Stable Release): tested and stable after 1 release in BT (~ 1 month)
  • RI (Resolved Issues): resolved issues and problems, tested and stable

Plugins & Integrations

  • (SR) Prismic connector improvement

Support of sub-folders is now added to allow Prismic CMS to list and access all assets from a customizable root folder. Additionally, a new metadata field "file_location" is returned to detail the subfolder containing the asset and (sub)folders names are added into the "description" field to facilitate keywords search. Doc here.

API Framework

  • (BT) Schema recognition API

This optional feature will allow for automatic recognition of an image type wherever it is a technical drawing, a picture, or contains a watermark, and give you a confidence score for each type added in the file's metadata you can then filter against to facilitate classifications and ordering. Doc here.

  • (BT) Background removal API

This optional API will be able to automatically remove the background of an image and to replace it by a transparent one. You will be able to try it for free, with an expeditive AI that will be already very efficient on clearly contoured objects. But for a small fee, you will be able to activate a highly competitive AI specially trained on people, retail products and transportation means. The output is in any case a same definition PNG. Try it now and let us know what you think. Doc here.

Filerobot v20.11 Released! ๐Ÿš€

This monthly release is categorized as follow:

  • BT (Beta Testing): feature in Beta, feedback welcome!
  • SR (Stable Release): tested and stable after 1 release in BT (~ 1 month)
  • RI (Resolved Issues): resolved issues and problems, tested and stable

Plugins & Integrations

  • (SR) Vue Responsive plugin's src size handling

With the picture element added v1.0.3, images can now be directed to have different crops and sizes based on the browser dimensions, or any media query. Doc here.

  • (RI) Uploader tagging and closing behavior

With the latest version, v2.15.14, of the Filerobot Uploader, we have improved and solved a few issues. The uploader now selectively processes tags according to the metadata version (M0/M1), displays the "process tags" button as it used to do, shows the editable "description" text field as it used to, and properly closes when saving the file uploaded. Doc here.

  • (SR) Image Editor saving options

You now have the option to save your images to: a newly created image without the old image's properties & meta, OR duplicate the image data with the edits (different name with same previous image's properties & meta with considering the new edits/design), OR replacing the main image with the newly edited one. All with a simple configuration in the Editor. Doc here.

  • (RI) Image Editor watermarking behavior and sealing

We have considered all your feedback and came up with the latest version, v3.12.7, of the Image Editor, greatly improving the stability and functionalities regarding watermarking. Namely: Editor now keeps watermark position when undo then redo, lockScaleToPercentageย property in config allows for scaling the watermark image and preventing users from re-scaling/re-sizing it, using the first URL of watermark's URLs array as the default watermark URL (if no string URL property is provided), now also avoiding the overwriting of watermark's applying switcher styles, scaling box now stays in place if watermark is positioned from watermark's positioning squares, also scaling the watermark to 30% + 1.5% spacing when using watermark positioning squares and watermark's current size is bigger than 30% of edited image, and finally disabled scaling up the watermark image and allowing scaling down with scaling up to the maximum size of the watermark image. Also, we solved an issue with sealing due to a specific configuration.

API Framework

  • (SR) Blurhash Optimisation

Cloudimage automatically calculate blurhash at upload, as a background process. We added an automatic resize step in order to make the blurhash available faster and to allow for the future back-processing of all previously uploaded images. Doc here.


  • (SR) Security Templates over SASS keys added granularity

The new Security Template model allows for a more granular management of permissions, for connections via API, and now enable automatic SASS keys expiry so you don't have to revoke them manually once the contributor or API should be done. In summary, it greatly simplifies and improves your access management strategy. Doc here.

Filerobot v20.10 Released! ๐Ÿš€

This monthly release is categorized as follow:

  • BT (Beta Testing): feature in Beta, feedback welcome!
  • SR (Stable Release): tested and stable after 1 release in BT (~ 1 month)
  • RI (Resolved Issues): resolved issues and problems, tested and stable

Admin Console

  • (SR) Image Annotation

It is now possible to annotate images in the improved "Asset Details" modal, and you can pin-on points of specific interest with an editable comment. The annotations can be used to raise awareness on a detail directly on the image itself, and all annotation points will be either seen in transparency or made invisible with a simple slider for your convenience. This comes on top of the (SR) Comments feature released last month.

Plugins & Integrations

  • (BT) Adobe Photoshop plugin

The Adobe Photoshop extension is now available in Filerobot. Having optimized and responsive images can be a time consuming and difficult task, so make it easy and fast with this intuitive, free of charge, extension. It will connect to Photoshop for now, and soon we will add In Design and Illustrator support. Give it a try and let us know what additions you would like to see. Doc here.

  • (SR) Prismic integration

With the Prismic integration, you will be able to use all Cloudimage image resizing and optimization features directly from your well known interface. On a Prismic headless CMS, you can now enjoy on the fly basic transformations, responsive images on VueJS, and even our lightning fast CDN delivery. Doc here.

  • (BT) Auto-tagging Post-Upload

You can now easily get all selected images automatically tagged in the Filerobot Uploader using content recognition APIs. When you will upload your images, they will be directly analysed and tagged according to the pre-set auto-tag parameters. This will allow you to save time and directly categorise images at ingestion. Doc here.

API Framework

  • (SR) Blurhash calculation

Cloudimage now automatically calculate blurhashes of existing and newly uploaded images and add it as part of the file metadata. It is calculated as a background process, so there is no need to wait or request it, as it will appear as a text string in This feature is useful for all web managers who want a coherent and instant placeholder to be displayed while the actual image loads. Doc here.

Filerobot v20.09 Released! ๐Ÿš€

Brand new categorization of release items

  • BT (Beta Testing): feature in Beta, feedback welcome!
  • SR (Stable Release): tested and stable after 1 release in BT (~ 1 month)
  • RI (Resolved Issues): resolved issues and problems, tested and stable

In future, we might also use the combination of RI/BT, which identifies Resolved Issues requiring more input from customer testing based on their specific use cases.

Admin Console

  • (BT) Airbox

An Airbox URL is where an external agency or partner can only access a single folder and only upload files inside. It serves the use case where external users will not login to Filerobot DAM Console but will need to be able to upload files within a specific period of time. Doc here.

  • (BT) Sharebox

By using this Filerobot's collaboration feature, you can now share assets from your library via simple and customizable private links. Items that are allowed to share are files and files matching specific conditions if you wish to. Doc here.

  • (BT) Visibility

This feature defines whether an item is publicly available by a URL or not. If the item is set to public, anybody with the link can view/download it, but if you set it as private (to your organisation, your team or yourself), only those who have proper permissions can view/download it. Doc here.

  • (BT) Custom Metadata

This feature helps you define custom fields for describing assets. Custom metadata fields will be customizable on a per-company level. Doc here.

  • (SR) Teams

You can now create Teams in your organisation to group users with similar roles or responsibilities, which is allowing for a simpler and faster use of sharing and permissions setting. Doc here.

  • (SR) Comments

It is now possible to comment on assets in the newly designed and improved "asset details" modal, and to chain the comments in thread to make collaboration more efficient.

Plugins / Integrations

  • (BT) Auto-suggest tags

Get all images automatically tagged in the Filerobot Library (formerly Gallery) using content recognition APIs. This improves the tagging flow and adds more granularity into the files' metadata in order to improve the search experience. Suggestions will automatically appear for all images added or modified.Doc here.

  • (SR) Asset removal from Uploader Gallery

This feature allows users to select one or several assets from the Uploader's gallery and delete them. Doc here.

  • (SR) Multi-asset tagging in Uploader

You can set up a custom list of tags in the Filerobot settings, and be able to apply one or several tags upon new files uploads. This allows multiple pictures to be selected to receive one or many tags in one single action from you. Doc here.

  • (SR) Tag media assets on upload

Get all images automatically tagged in the Filerobot Gallery using content recognition APIs. Doc here.

Image Transformation Engine

  • (SR) Content-aware cropping: manual focus selector

Manually select the area of interest of a picture during the upload into Filerobot in order to automate setting all the future resizing/cropping around this new point of focus. It happens that the center of interest is subjective and cannot be told automatically: for this purpose, the user can choose which element of the picture to emphasize to avoid having it distorted or cropped during editing. Doc here.

  • (RI) Blob as a "src" of image -source: GitHub-

In update 3.9.1, it was no longer possible to use blobs as the image source for the image editor. The functionality had been restored with version 3.9.2.

  • (RI) Watermarking -source: GitHub-

In update 3.11.0 the watermark feature stopped working, it kept loading, didn't go ahead and didnโ€™t show any error message if no urls is provided in the configuration. The issue is solved in version 3.11.1

  • (SR) Watermarking touch screen support

We added support for touch screen to move objects' locations in the new release v3.11.2. We are considering adding the touch screen support for other operations too in the near future. Doc here.

Filerobot v20.02.0 Released! ๐Ÿš€

Big day today, we are excited to announce the release of Filerobot v20.02.0. Starting from this version, we will release monthly update to the Filerobot Digital Asset Management service to take into account customer feedback and bring cutting edge innovations to the platform. So, stay tuned!

New Features and Improvements in this Release

ย DAM console

  • New File info menu in each asset contextual menu

Administrators can now easily access all asset details, links and meta data from a single dialog.

  • Support for custom transformation presets

Administrators can now create custom transformation presets to combine several image operations and filters in one custom transformation, for example: gallery_xs can refer to h=200&w=200&func=crop. This makes image URLs shorter and easier to manage.

  • Custom routing for asset URLs

  • Added folder search in the asset gallery

Folders can be searched and filtered in the asset gallery

  • Added support to exclude SVGs from being transformed into JPG, PNG or WebP

Administrators can now decide to not have SVGs transformed by the Filerobot asset processing engine.

  • Folder (Directory) suggestion when moving asset from one folder to another

When moving one or multiple assets from one folder to another, Console administrators are suggested with target folders as they start typing the folder name.

  • New API Secret Key management and view

API Secret Key permissions are now easy to manage and multi-tenant API Secret Keys are grouped in separate tables.

  • API Secret Key can now be revoked and deleted

API Secret Keys can now be revoked and deleted.

  • Better onboarding experience

Administrators are walked through examples of Filerobot plugins.

ย Image transformation

  • Face blur

Filerobot can now automtically detect one or multiple faces on an image and blur them.

Resolved Issues

2002 Resolved Issues

  • Multiple fixes in URL Builder
  • Resolved an issue where assets where tagged again even when already tagged
  • Multiple fixes in tenant switch
  • Resolved an issue where the language switch of the DAM Console was not visible on Windows clients