Libris by PhotoShelter is a cloud-based digital asset managemnt solution for businesses in many industries. Users can upload, organize and share digital assets such as photos, videos and more, with no limit on asset size.
Users can upload files from hard drives, servers, cameras or mobile devices. Users can invite an unlimited number of contributors to the account. Assets can also be shared between accounts in cases of collaboration with other users who have existing accounts. Administrators can set custom permissions to allow specific individuals and groups access to only the files they need.
Metadata for all uploaded files is automatically added and saved, and can be edited by users. Users can creat custom metadata tags. Users can also upload office files such as spreadsheets and text documents to Libris. Libris's library supports a nested folder structure for organizing visual galleries.
Libris is priced on a per-year subscription basis.
Justin K. Branche: Öffentlichkeitsarbeit und Kommunikation Mitarbeiteranzahl: 5.001-10.000 Mitarbeiter
Overall we are very satisfied with Libris.
The software is extremely easy to use and manage. It was the perfect solution for our photo archive and has proven to be an efficient method of delivering video and photos to end users.
At times we have difficulties sharing lightboxes with other people, but I think that is more user error.
Joe H. Branche: Non-Profit-Organisation Management Mitarbeiteranzahl: 201-500 Mitarbeiter
We are in year two of our contract and it has taken us some time to get fully on board using the software. so far, Libris has been a big help as we slowly transition all our files off an old in-house server. We have the opportunity now to review each folder and label it appropriately so we can find our assets quicker in the future.
Libris has an excellent permissions system. Each collect and gallery can be individually set to be accessible in a few different ways, and then each photo can be set to be expired or rejected.
There are three different user types: Invited, Contributors, and Library Staff. For our plan you get unlimited Invited users, which only have access to the front end portal and what you decide each user can see, which is fine. Contributors can only upload files--which is a a type we don't really use.
Now the last type is called Library Staff and these users are the ones who really hold the power to edit, name, tag files, and set permissions. The problem is that you only get a small number of Library accounts and every additional seat needed is an exorbitant yearly cost on top of the plan cost
Ned A. Branche: Staatsverwaltung Mitarbeiteranzahl: 1.001-5.000 Mitarbeiter
I came to Libris from a legacy DAM that became very expensive. Libris works better in many respects such as ability to deliver photos anywhere in the world without running my own web site. My clients like it but some of us luddites don't notice when a password is provided because it's at the bottom.
Super easy to upload photos from Lightroom, with keywords extracted automatically. I can control who gets which files by password or grouped user rights. I can instantly send emails to recipients with links and passwords. Even though it's cloud based it's pretty quick. Client can choose the size file they want to download.
Inability to search by "filename starts with". The search function is not intuitive in that there is only one box to search keywords and operators are required to try to refine searches. I'd like to be able to resize the visibility and access box. Users can strip the metadata when downloading.
Jason P. Branche: Hochschulbildung Mitarbeiteranzahl: 201-500 Mitarbeiter
Setting up our site was relatively painless and we're just populating our library now so that we can launch our organization image repository int he near future.
Great ability to connect with Adobe products. Lots of tagging and organization options. The front end is attractive and easy to use for users.
Setting permissions is a bit cryptic, especially if you're using it as a DAM and not as a storefront for a photography business. Only having 2 included library seats is troublesome when using as an enterprise app.
Andrea E. Branche: Verlagswesen Mitarbeiteranzahl: 201-500 Mitarbeiter
I really like how detailed you can be when doing a search for images. Overall it's a nice streamlined system, but I think there is always an opportunity for improvement.
If you use this system on a daily bases it works well and fairly easy to navigate, but new users seem to struggle. It also feels like there are too many steps sometimes.