Group like assets together into collections to help others who use your site find similar assets to use in their projects. Collections can be created from the Selection panel and in the Upload Wizard and shared from the Selection panel and the Collections page. Later, if you decide to make updates to that collection, it's quick and easy to add more assets to collections or remove assets from collections.

Selection panel

To create a new collection or add assets to an existing collection, add assets to the Selection panel, then click the plus ( + ) icon and add them to a collection.

Next, choose to add them to a new or existing collection. For new collections, enter a title and, if desired, a description. For existing collections, select the name of the collection from the list or enter search terms to find it. Click Add when you're done.

You'll be taken to search results after adding assets to the collection. To view the new or updated collection, go to the Collections page, which can be accessed from the Activity menu on the Dashboard.

Upload Wizard

When you're uploading assets to the Widen Collective, you can add assets to an existing collection or create a new collection when you use the Upload Wizard. Add assets to collections on the Categorize Your Assets screen in the wizard. Click the link to create a new collection or select from existing collections that have already been created, then assign assets to a category, if applicable, and continue through the upload process.

Combine two collections into one

To combine two or more separate collections into one collection, go to each collection and select all the assets for the collections. The selected assets will be added to your Selection panel. Create a new collection from the Add ( + ) icon in the Selection panel, then add the assets to a collection.

You can then delete the collections that were combined.

Remove assets from collections

Assets from within personal and global collections can be removed individually or in a batch by accessing the collection from the Collections Details page or the Collections menu at the top of your site.

If you're a Collective admin or user with permission, you can remove assets individually or in a batch from global and personal collections. Note that assets in collections you share can only be removed by the person who created those collections.

Collection Details page

To remove assets in collections from the Collection Details page, edit the collection on the Collections page and you'll be taken to the Collection Details page. To remove assets individually, click Remove in the right column. To remove a group of assets, select the assets, then click Remove from collection.

Collections menu

From the Collections menu, select a collection and you'll be taken to the search results page for the collection.


To remove assets individually, click the Delete icon in the asset's thumbnail on the search results page. To remove a group of assets, add them to the Selection panel, click the more options icon, and remove them from the collection.