Find & Organize Files

View all metadata and information of a file

The detail view offers all relevant and related information about a file at a glance. This includes the preview of the file with a preview image and, if necessary, other functions (media player for videos and audio files, browse and search function in PDFs and documents, zoom levels and much more). The right column belongs to the metadata, which shows the most different information of a file grouped.

If a file is opened in Manja, not only the content of the file but also all supplied and imported information (metadata) appears, but also the information entered in Manja.

Tip: On our page Features & Add-ons we have compiled an informative overview of all our features. In addition, you can also find more information about file metadata on the Manage and Organize assets page.

Open the Detail View

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Detail view with metadata

After opening the highlighted search results in detail view, you see a magnified preview of the file on the left as well as various control elements underneath, which are explained below.

On the right you can see all of the file’s metadata.

In the dialog header you can find the file ID as well as the forward and backward buttons. With these buttons you can navigate through the list of the currently opened files.

Zoom and Rotation

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In the detail view you can view the respective result more closely.


Zoom in and out

You can zoom in on any detail of the image. Click next to the desired spot in the image – keep the mouse button pressed and open up a frame. Once you release the mouse button, the selected section will be shown magnified.

In addition, on the left below the image there are the buttons: Plus, Minus, 100%, Counterclockwise and Rotate clockwise, with which you can zoom in, zoom out, display the entire image, or rotate the view by 90° increments at a time.


Select and save image section

This way, you can choose an image detail without the help of  graphics software and then save it as a file for further use.



At the bottom left below the image there are several buttons. There you can rotate the view by 90° step by step.

Change background

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Images can work differently in front of different backgrounds. You can adjust the background brightness in order to get a quick impression of the image with the respective background. Use the slider to the left below the image in order to do so.

In order to examine an alpha channel in the image, activate the checkerboard pattern as a background. You can again adjust its brightness with the slider.

Using the Toolbar

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The toolbar lets you find all the actions available. However, it lets you select beforehand whether the action should be applied to the individual file or to all open files. In order to do so, move the mouse pointer over the respective button, until a menu opens up above the button. Here you click on the desired option.

Read Metadata

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To the right you will find all the file’s metadata in a clear layout. You can show or hide the data by groups. Use the button on the right side of the group name for this.


Group “General”

The “General” group contains all data defined by the operator, such as title, description, usage rights, keywords, author, copyright notice, links, series, publisher, person(s) in the image, etc.


Group “Categories”

The “Categories” group contains the categories that the file was placed in.


Group “Image”, “Text”, “Video” and “Audio”

The groups “Image”, “Text”, “Video” and “Audio” contain all technically relevant information.

For “Image” for example: width, height, color mode, aspect ratio, transparency and much more.

For “Text” for example: number of text pages

For “Video” for example: length of video, video codec, FPS, profile etc.

For “Audio” for example: length of audio piece, number of channels, sample rate, audio codec and more.



The groups “IPTC, EXIF, TIFF” contain the information of the fields defined in the respective metadata standard – as far as these are available in the source file.

For “IPTC” for example: Object Name, Keywords, Publisher, Source, Authors, Capture Date, Capture Time and many more.

For “EXIF” for example: Camera Model Name, Orientation, Software, Modify Date, ISO, Copyright and many more.

For “TIFF” for example: Subfiletype, Image orientation, Software, Sample format and more.


Group “System”

For example, the “System” group contains the data about media type, file name, upload file name, file size, start date, expiration date, uploaded by, MIME type, etc.


Clicking on the text or the category will create a search for files with the same contents.

Large view (hide metadata)

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Large View
Large View

Clicking on the bar between the preview and the metadata hides the metadata and provides a larger preview.

If you want to go back to the regular detail view, click on the right edge.