You can update a media file at any time by finding the media in the media browser or search, clicking on its "edit" button, and then uploading a new file into the existing record. This is handy when you need to replace an existing file with a higher quality version, or need to correct errors.
The media tab
Extended Info tab provides a set
of additional, optional fields for your use. Most of these fields are drawn
from the Darwin Core. The Darwin Core (sometimes abbreviated as DwC) is a
widely accepted standard designed to facilitate the exchange of information
about the geographic occurrence of species and the existence of specimens in
collections. More information is available at
you need a field that is not present in the extended info field list, let us
know via the online form available from the bottom of the MorphoBank
homepage. In most cases we will be able to add the field to the list for
MorphoBank's built-in high-resolution image viewer allows you to label
regions of images. The labels are searchable, drawn above the image and do
not modify the image in any way. Labels can be created into two contexts:
(1) in the media editor's
Labels tab and (2) while
viewing an image attached to a cell in the matrix editor. Labels created in
context (1) are attached to the image itself and appear when viewed
"stand-alone" outside of a matrix. Labels created in context (2) only appear
when viewing the image in the specific cell in which the labels were added.
In addition, labels in context (2) are automatically tagged with the taxon
and character of the cell to which they are attached. The process for
creating labels, described below for the media editor, is largely the same
in either context.
To label an image in the media browser, click on the image, then click on
Labels tab in the tool option tab bar (or
simply click on the preview of the image on the right-hand side of the basic
editing form). Once you're in the pan-and-zoom image viewer, click on the
triangle on the right side of the viewer control palette and select "labels"
You should then see the labeling tools palette (shown below).
Clicking on the "add label" button
will add a label. Each label has a "stick" which indicates the point to which the label will adhere to as the image is enlarged or reduced. Move the label to the desired location on the image by clicking on and then dragging the tip of its stick. When your mouse is over the tip of the stick a transparent circle (as shown in the figure below) will appear around the tip. When you click on the tip, the circle will turn red to indicate the label is selected.
Edit the text of a label by selecting the label by clicking on its tip, then clicking into the yellow text box and typing. Each label has two text elements: (1) a bold title that always appears when the label is visible and (2) a plain text description that only appears when the label is moused over.
Changes made to a label's text or location are automatically saved. You do not have to explicitly hit a "save" button.
The two other buttons on the labels palette control visibility and editability of labels. If the "show/hide" button is active (yellow) then labels are visible. Click it to hide labels; the button will turn an inactive grey color. If the "lock" button appears unlocked and yellow, then labels are editable. Clicking on it will put the lock into a closed position and turn it a grey color, preventing all labels from being changed in any way.