The Batch Update page enables you to enter metadata against a set of images quickly, without having to return to a search results or browse page after each update. You will want to use Batch Update if you need to add metadata to a particular group of assets, but the information you are adding is not the same for all assets.
The easiest way to start a Batch Update is to find the assets you'd like to update through search or browse and then select the relevant images and select Batch Update from the 'update' button on the action bar.
You will then see the details of the first asset in the batch. Change the metadata of the asset, and then click 'Save & Continue' to save the changes. If you do not want to change the asset then click 'Skip' to skip the asset and take it out of your batch.
When you click 'Save' or 'Skip' you will be presented with the next asset, until you reach the end of your batch. The heading will keep a running total of how many you have remaining in your batch:
To pause the batch update you can click 'Cancel', or simply navigate to another page of the Asset Bank. Whenever you have a batch update in progress you will see an alert bar beneath the header of the system, which contains a link back to the batch update.
To resume a batch update, click on this link or click on 'Batch update' in the left-hand navigation and then click 'Return to your current batch update' on the Batch Update page.
When a batch update is in progress, all assets that are in your batch (that you haven't either saved or skipped) will be unavailable to another user if they start a new batch update: this is to prevent users updating the same image at the same time. These images will become available again when you either finish the batch or log out of Asset Bank.
You can only have one batch update in progress at a time for a particular user.