When starting with Filestage, understanding the difference between Project Collaborators and Reviewers can be tricky!
In a nutshell, reviewers can only access the files in their review step and can review those files, while project collaborators can access all files in a project and manage those files. Reviewers do not need to log in to access the files, but team members will need to log in to access the project.
A reviewer is someone you invite to give feedback. This person can be a client, boss, co-worker, freelancer, or friend.
Reviewers can always:
Depending on the permissions that you give your reviewers, they may also be able to:
A reviewer can never:
More information about the permissions of reviewers and how to set them can be found here.
A project collaborator has a personal Filestage account and an individual project overview. Project collaborators are able to create projects, upload files, and invite clients and co-workers to give feedback.
Project Collaborators can:
To review a project as a project collaborator, a team member must be invited to that particular project. Projects are private by default; you must invite team members to the project so they can view it and all the review steps, comments, versions, etc.
💡 What's next? Once you understand the difference, see how to Manage reviewer permissions.
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