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Libris

Libris

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Your team needs easy access to photos, videos and more so everyone can upload, organize and share all of your creative assets. Our simple, secure cloud-based digital asset management platform gives your team control and flexibility so everyone can upload, organize and share assets in a way that works for them. Research shows teams using Libris digital asset management save over 26 hours a week. But with Libris, you’ll do more than save time and money. Trusted by hundreds of clients across industries, Libris empowers you to make the most of your digital assets.

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Libris review by Chris P.
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"Powerful and comprehensive photo management"

What do you like best?

The amount of control given to the user is powerful: controlled access, metadata, organisation of images. These are invaluable tools as our picture library expands every week. The Lightroom integration is fantastic and gives an immediate, real time ability to update our library to distribute images to employees and external agencies who may need them.

What do you dislike?

The entry point isn't cheap for smaller organisations, and the backend presentation of images could be a lot more modern/slick to help employees looking for images who may be familiar with search criteria or image libraries.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a comprehensive and powerful system in the right hands which gives you complete control over how you use your image library. The integration with Lightroom is useful but the plugin has some frustrating bugs which duplicate folders when syncing. A demo period would be recommended to make sure it is the right product for you, and the entry point isn't cheap.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Flickr is our current system, and while it has a nice presentation which our employees love, it doesn't have the powerful backend tools to help help make us searchable to other organisations and handle the increasingly unwieldy size of our image library. By having total access to all our images in one place, we can now make our image library a more manageable and powerful tool not just internally but to show off our product and culture.

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Libris review by Jeremy H.
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"Outstanding Tool To Manage Digital Assets"

What do you like best?

This tool is allowing for the creation of an outward facing Digital Library, allowing alumni, friends and fans access to a digital repository of Cornell athletics history. Photos can be viewed for free or purchased for posterity. Video clips, game stories, newspaper clippings and more will be available for viewing. For each image and document, there is a corresponding workflow that will allow them to be tagged with metadata and uploaded to the system so they will be searchable in the library.

What do you dislike?

Libris Is an easy to-use web-based system that is easily navigated, but grouping photos for one-time distribution can take some extra time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take your time in implementing, make sure you have a well thought out philosophy on how to use it. We sought input from other users regarding creating a consistent metadata naming system.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In addition to creating the digital library, it also will allow us an opportunity to sell photography that will create an addition revenue stream.

What Digital Asset Management solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Libris review by Terrance M.
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"A tool that increases efficiency."

What do you like best?

My favorite feature of Libris is the ability to create separate galleries that one can send to a third party. You can also password protect those galleries so that it is secure as possible and only available to the people you intend. It is also nice to be able to distribute the files and links to others without worrying about files sizes and delivery. It keeps the team on one accord allowing us access to the files we need to work on together.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the pricing of adding another editor after the initial buy in. If we want to add an editor we must pay a lot to add more.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need software that allows the freedom to distribute and share files and edit then this is for you. It is easily one of the best organizational softwares on the market.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Libris allows our business to be more efficient. It is also now easier to share information with third parties that we regularly contract with.

Libris review by Jay B.
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"Libris is, by far, the best value"

What do you like best?

Libris is feature packed as a cloud-based solution for managing a few or thousands of digital files. I extensively tested about half a dozen such service and Libris was and is the clear winner. It's amazingly simple to set up and use. It has increased our photography team's efficiency in processing and providing files and has made clients very happy with the ease of obtaining the files.

We are a medium-sized shop with 6 photographers. The system currently holds about 10,000 images. It's fast, integrates well with Adobe products and is obviously a well-designed system.

The Libris team is very responsive and open to suggestions.

What do you dislike?

There's really nothing I dislike, but I have a couple suggestions for improvement that relate to automatic notifications of incoming files and in more specific administrative privileges.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We had tens of thousand of images floating all over the place, including online, on optical media and on internal servers. None of these allowed for properly processing images so that they are readily available and searchable by clients. Libris does all that and more.

Libris review by Kerin K.
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"Life Changing"

What do you like best?

Ease of upload, search, organization, sharing capabilities, permission levels. We have many different user cases and I love that i can keep people in the areas that they belong and keep control and see what is being downloaded and by whom.

What do you dislike?

It isnt cheap, which is fine, it is completely worth it to the organization. I would like to have more editor seats for the price we are paying.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Finding photos was a huge challenge when I started here. You had to remember the date of the game where the thing you were looking for happened. Was such a time suck. This has freed us up to spend more time designing and less time searching for what we want.

I love that I can share galleries with people not in the system, just by providing them a link and a password. Makes it so much easier and faster to get people things when they request them.

Libris review by Greg C.
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"Libris is great tool for all professional photographers"

What do you like best?

Libris, and the whole Photoshelter experience has greatly enhanced my business over the past 4 years and really streamlined my workflow and product delivery to my clients. The online sales tool has been great at generating extra revenue and is very simple to set up and fill orders.

The Photoshelter team offers top notch customer service and are always very helpful answering questions and troubleshooting.

What do you dislike?

What's not to like? It's a clean, easy to use product, and it works. My clients and I both are very please with it!

Recommendations to others considering the product

I have already recommended Libris to several clients as well as colleagues and will continue to do so. The ability to store images, deliver and share with clients, as well as having an online photostore all in one spot is a great tool for my business.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Product delivery, and having a cloud based archive are the two best features. For years I delivered images to my clients on CDs, then DVDs, and it was very time consuming and honestly not a very good medium. Having a photoshelter account where my clients can access the images they need when they need them has saved me from doing a lot of run around or busy work that doesn't generate revenue.

Libris review by Danna B.
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"Easiest and best organized file management system to organize your images and users."

What do you like best?

Everything created for ease of operation from organizing images, downloading individual images and entire appointments, managing access of users, images searches and printing options.

What do you dislike?

Images can be set up to purchase by selecting a tab for individual print orders, print packages and digital download. When we set up these three options for our graduation images, the customer will only see two tab options when searching by the graduates name. The third tab for packages doesn't appear. The customer has to select the "graduation" collection and click through several other collections and galleries to find the image rather than the simple name search. We offer all three options to our customers, so it makes it a little confusing and takes up a little more staff time to assist the customer through the process.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Access can be given only to those who are responsible for using the images. This option allows a person in another department to be responsible for supplying images to there co-workers rather than our staff supplying the images to all the departments on campus. Libris streamlines the image process allowing our photographers more time to shoot.

Libris review by Tina B.
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"Libris helped us organize our digital assets more efficiently"

What do you like best?

I love how easy it is to drag and drop photos to either upload or move them around, share with others, copy images into multiple galleries, create lightboxes, etc.

What do you dislike?

Tagging can be a little clunky at times when trying to tag multiple photos, but I've found work-arounds to clearing tags from all images and adding new ones. The fact that Invited Galleries are not listed alphabetically on the portal view is a big downer for some of our users that do not have back-end access to our library.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're thinking about using a digital asset management application, do it. You will wonder how you ever lived without one!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are now able to share images among ourselves, particularly when someone unexpectedly has to work from home or on the road, we can share images more easily between departments, we can tag our assets, we can share lightboxes with external contacts, and so much more!

Libris review by Megan C.
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"Completely changed our photo management"

What do you like best?

I love the ability to set passwords and expiration dates on downloadable galleries. Being able to share photos quickly with both internal and external teams has become so much easier.

What do you dislike?

Some Lightroom metadata is not searchable, but there are definitely ways to work around this. There are also some bugs with the Lightroom uploader plugin that have not yet been resolved, but I know the team is working on them (syncing the Lightroom catalog with Libris causes empty, duplicate galleries to appear in Libris). Once those bugs are worked out the integration with Lightroom will be absolutely wonderful.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Absolutely give Libris a try. There is so much ability to customize your portal and make it your own. Customize appearance, your metadata, user access. Being able to give different departments different levels of access has made this a dream product for us.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have completely changed our photo management system. Instead of photos being stored over various computers and servers, our library is now consolidated. Staff can just search for what they need specifically, instead of wading through years of irrelevant images. We especially love being able to keep track of photo ownership, instead of stumbling across an image on someone's desktop and wondering if we have rights to use it.

Libris review by Charles L.
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"Affordable meets Versatile!"

What do you like best?

Unlike some DAM systems, Libris has a front-end accessible library interface, allowing users to browse content without an account, a must for our organization which serves numerous media outlets.

What do you dislike?

The capabilities for video are limited. The platform seems to be centered around photos/graphics.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The backend is a bit clunkier than other DAM systems, but once it is mastered, the service can be more of a tool than other DAMS systems.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Distribution of media assets has become a breeze. We can share assets for viewing without granting download access which helps us to vet requests as legitimate or not before we commit to giving users access. Our previous DAM system cost us more than double what we pay for Libris and had only half of the performance.

Libris review by Kenneth L.
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"Frustrating but useful"

What do you like best?

It makes it much easier to find high-res file and display them then doing them off of an internal server

What do you dislike?

It's hard to show the location of files other employees. On our internal server in click info on a file and copy the address and slack it to other employees. I wish there was something like this I can do with the dam.

It also struggles with galleries that have over 4,000 or 5,000 file, it can take a while to preview them.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I wish it was easier to send file paths to certain files.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have over 50,000 image files and we needed an easy way to sort them download them and share them. It's much easier now that we can use the light boxes

Libris review by Rachel H.
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"Libris is a useful format for delivering galleries to clients, but is not intuitively organized."

What do you like best?

I like being able share galleries with clients and co-workers with customized privacy settings.

What do you dislike?

Libris is not very intuitive. None of the buttons or keyboard shortcuts are where or what you expect them to be, or even what you expect them to be named. It also is very slow on its upload speed. It is also a clunky, not fluid setup– you have to make so many clicks to try to get where you'r going.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Libris is useful is you spend a lot of time and energy figuring it out. I am not totally sure it is worth the cost, though.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are distributing galleries to clients so that they may pick what photos they want edited and so they know what content we have for them to use. Then we send them a complete, edited, and downloadable Libris gallery for their use.

Libris review by Linda P.
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"Libris is great tool"

What do you like best?

I like the ability to founded passwords and expiration activities on downloadable galleries. Obtaining able to share pictures quickly with both inside and external teams provides become so much less difficult.

What do you dislike?

If only there was an improved approach to provide you with the portal to be able to a huge group, while continue to restricting privacy (not readable to the public), with out them having to signal within their account each moment. Our previous DAM treatment had an option of which would allow anyone in only a range of designated IP addresses to access typically the portal without logging inside.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For all those looking for an online digital assets management system, I motivate you to explore Libris. Through their trial we were capable to fully evaluate the software and determined that it fit our needs. Because a customer we now have never had any issues with support and any type of issues were quickly resolved.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Zero business problems to record. Libris reps are easy to contact and helpful with any problems or questions I use. They are always looking to make their product better.

Libris review by Jarrod R.
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"Great service with many helpful features"

What do you like best?

The best thing for our organization is how easy it is to share large batches of photos internally and externally without giving people access to our entire library or putting the library at risk for mistakes.

What do you dislike?

The mobile experience could use some improvement, both in terms of viewing the catalog and uploading.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you are comfortable with the mobile format. Make sure your current library/catalog can transfer over properly. Ours was not able to carry over with the same tagging structure.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Libris has helped us more easily share images to internal and external clients and also taken a burden off our e-mail server. We used to send tons of e-mails with photo attachments to fulfill requests and now the vast majority of those are links to galleries/collections instead. Much more efficient all around.

Libris review by Karl M.
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"Gotta start somewhere!"

What do you like best?

Very thorough approach to image librarianship. Covers needs well.

What do you dislike?

Sharing folders with others is a confusing exercise. We operate within a large corporate setting, and I'm finding the permissions toggles to be a bit of a whack-a-mole experience! "Where did I just see that setting?"

Recommendations to others considering the product

Check it out, has plenty to offer especially if all you do is imaging and video. May not be the right thing for people "on the run", but we're willing to keep at it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Terrific at unifying our far-flung communications crews. Some great potential here, all we need is a paid, dedicated, librarian to run things, instead of all us busy people adding things when we can, in "stolen moments!" Crothall Healthcare is a sector within Compass Group North America, and our sister sector, Morrison Healthcare, is named "owner".

Libris review by User
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"Excellent DAM tool for our non-profit"

What do you like best?

Provides a user-friendly and tool enhanced solution to our photo storage and sharing needs. What I like best is the multiple platform/device tools, sharing capabilities and security. Frustration with alternatives that we tried like Box, Dropbox and internal servers is now gone! I can upload and access from anywhere, and quickly access galleries without long load times for viewing. Thank you, Libris!

What do you dislike?

The "old-style" FTP uploader is not impressive. It would be nice to have the option of a visual thumbnail reference rather than just filename. Also Custom Metadata tags are not embedded in images if you export the images from Libris. Boo!

Recommendations to others considering the product

Highly recommend Libris. They have been very responsove to our needs, and provide a great solution to our Media Library needs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating easy access galleries for internal and external use with quickly viewable images. Old system took forever to load. Easy to provide access to our external resources for upload - MUCH better than our old system, which did not always get shared with everyone, links expired, etc.

Libris review by Rachel B.
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"Libris is a great tool to distribute photos throughout an organization and to clients."

What do you like best?

I like sharing galleries with specific individuals or groups of people or specific individuals using the custom privacy settings on each gallery.

What do you dislike?

I don't like that Libris can't host video files. I also think the upload speed to a Libris gallery is incredibly slow, even when my internet is very fast.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure to keep your libris files clear, clean, and consistent. It isn't the most user-friendly interface if you are looking to restructure your files/folders after you've already set them up.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are sharing galleries of raw, unedited images with clients/coworkers to select exactly what photos that they want from a shoot. This way we don't have to spend time sorting through albums of photos ourselves and guessing what the client wants, we can simply allow them to pick what they need.

Libris review by Angela G.
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"Great solution for digital asset management"

What do you like best?

Seems simple, but I really like the ability to drag and drop folders! Our previous DAM solution did not offer this, and it's been a game-changer.

What do you dislike?

I wish there was a better way to offer the portal to a large group, while still restricting privacy (not viewable to the public), without them having to sign into their account each time. Our previous DAM solution had an option that would allow anyone within a range of designated IP addresses to access the portal without logging in.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have been able to eliminate numerous methods of storage and combine them into one location. No more sifting through Google drives, external drives, personal drives, DropBox (and trying to remember where each asset was saved) to track down our assets.

Libris review by User in Sports
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"PhotoShelter has been a convenient an efficient upgrade as our company's new photo library."

What do you like best?

Being able to access PhotoShelter whenever and wherever I am is important, which I am able to do. There are multiple uploading and file sharing options. Contains a user-friendly interface.

What do you dislike?

A faster way to sort through and delete photos would be nice. With all the photos we have, it can take some time to sort through them all once they are uploaded. User notifications are also something that would be helpful, but I believe tha is a feature that is going to be implemented soon.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Know exactly what you are looking for out of your software so that you can ask the right questions and determine if Libris is right for you. We identified out primary needs and Libris has satisfied those while continuing to develop and improve for its users.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

No business problems to report. Libris reps are easy to get in touch with and helpful with any problems or questions I have. They are always looking to make their product better.

Libris review by Cassidy G.
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"My Experiences With Libris"

What do you like best?

This is an easy, efficient, and organized way to store all of our images in one digital space. Finding the photos that we need for social media, print advertising, and other needs is a quick process through the search function. Best of all, photos can easily be sent to the correct individual or department with no hassle. When I'm needing to find a photo for a specific project, I almost always use this platform instead of shuffling through our in-house photo server.

What do you dislike?

My only wish for the future is to have a blanket function where we can set permissions for multiple past galleries, rather than having to go back and set permissions individually. Libris has many helpful functions for setting permissions for new folders and galleries that we create, but this is specifically referring to the galleries we created before we made the switch to Libris. Some of our "Invited Users" are not able to access galleries that are password protected, so we have to go in and set the permissions by hand for them to being able to download images.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I definitely recommend Libris to those who want an easy and efficient way to store and share their photos.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The best benefit of Libris is the ability to quickly send galleries to the individuals who need access to certain photos. We are constantly covering events and having styled shoots, and since we are a university, our images need to be sent to a variety of different departments and people. This platform solves the problem we have of efficiently getting our photos where they need to be.

Libris review by Henry K.
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"Libris has made organizing and file sharing a breeze."

What do you like best?

The features Libris offers has allowed us to organize pictures better than ever before giving up a professional look when sending pictures and albums to faculty outside of our department. Sending links to emails allowing our faculty members to view, download, and share files has sped up our productivity within our department. It has also made it easy for outside users to access certain albums without having to individually send out emails with links.

What do you dislike?

The learning curve after switching over to Libris took a little bit of time but after a short period of time and receiving email tips to get me up to speed from Libris, I'm back on track and moving faster than ever before.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Through Libris we have solved the problem of functionality as well as productivity. No longer do we have to worry about an outside faculty member trying to find what they need. We now have assurance that when we send a link to someone that they will be able to access what they need and ONLY what we have allowed them to view/download.

Libris review by John R.
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"The Perfect Solution for Our Needs"

What do you like best?

Although there are many great features of Libris - speed of access, ease of configuration, ability to handle raw files, etc. - the gamechanging feature for our needs is the ability to customize levels of access at an extremely granular level. We have a lot of outstanding imagery that we want to allow our employees to share via personal social media channels, while at the same time limiting the potential for folks who think they have "marketing skills" to create off-brand collateral.

What do you dislike?

If I could ask for one feature, I would like to see the possibility to automatically build gallery trees from an FTP upload. In the process of migrating our existing server over, It would have been hugely beneficial to simply upload the entire drive and allow current users to navigate up and down the existing directory structure while we continued to build out the final structure for new users.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have long struggled with the tradeoff between access speed and space, and accessibility for on-campus users versus off-campus - and Libris solves both. Previously, we hosted all of our servers on campus, which afforded us solid speed, but we were limited in server space by the physical demands of hosting storage devices. We recently moved all of our servers to an off-site hosted solution, but our IT folks could not troubleshoot the bottleneck between our campus network and our off-site storage for image preview. (It was quicker to browse through directories at the operating system level from a free hotel WiFi than our on-site wired network.) Moving to Libris solves both of those issues. Our per/TB cost is slightly lower, with the additional benefit of quicker, more consistent access speed.

Libris review by Taylor C.
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"Libris is the best digital asset management system for universities of any size"

What do you like best?

I like Libris' user-friendly interface. It makes managing a large amount of files simple and enjoyable. As a university photographer, Libris helps me quickly and efficiently deliver files to external clients and my internal team alike.

What do you dislike?

Libris can make improvements on accessibility and providing clear alt-text values.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Libris will completely change your workflow for the better. It will greatly reduce the amount of time spent looking for photos on a project. It will also greatly improve your visual presence.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our marketing creative team can be much more efficient in product design and delivery. We don't have to spend lots of times searching for a particular file or image, the process is much more streamlined. This helps our team deliver high-quality pieces much faster.

Libris review by Daniel R.
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"Libris has saved us time and money"

What do you like best?

Libris has given us the ability to share photos not only across our team but our entire institution. We are able to easily upload, tag, and categorize which makes finding the right photos easier than before. We are also able to better promote usage of our images through the set-up of pre-existing albums, which we promote via table tents and other means at events. This allows participants to visit at a later time and grab and share photos on their social channels.

What do you dislike?

It's not really a dislike but we had to spend a bit of time preparing for how we wanted Libris to be setup. This way we weren't just uploading images without any purpose.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For those looking for an online digital assets management system, I encourage you to explore Libris. Through their trial we were able to fully evaluate the software and determined that it fit our needs. As a customer we have never had any problems with support and any issues were quickly resolved.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We spend a lot of time searching for photos, not only internally but for clients. Libris has allowed us to speed up this process and even transfer it to our clients. They are now able to search and download on their own.

Libris review by Jordan S.
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"Making organization easy."

What do you like best?

Libris makes uploading files and folder organization easy. With their ability to tag key words/phrases to images or files - we are able to do our job as designers more effectively and efficiently.

What do you dislike?

Our organization requires that different companies download different sized files per their regulations. And Libris only allows one custom field size. If there was one thing I could add/changed - it would be the addition to multiple custom fields.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Organization. Organization. Organization. We have files upon files and Libris is allowing us to go through and upload our files in an efficient and organized fashion.

Libris review by Aimee S.
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"Love Libris!"

What do you like best?

Libris makes it so easy to organize, share, search and download our organization's photos. Prior to Libris, we wasted a lot of time searching for photos. Now it only takes seconds to find the perfect photo and then either share or download it!

What do you dislike?

I wish the admin site was as pretty as the portal site.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are are large organization and Libris is our solution to sharing photos campus-wide. Within our department, Libris allows the designers to download high-res photos for print materials, and the social media and web coordinators to download lower-res versions for their projects.

Libris has even enabled me to quickly share the photos with our students via the quick share tool.

Libris review by Holly N.
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"Perfect for Photography"

What do you like best?

The ease of use and folder structure. It's how I organize my own folders, so it's very user friendly. I also love the online access.

What do you dislike?

It can be a little bulky while viewing assets with the multiple panels. We like to star photos, which requires all panels open, but the view of the photo is smaller than I'd prefer. Or maybe it's the side of the far right panel that's a bit too much.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For the price the service is unbeatable. Yes, there are a coupe other asset management systems that look fancier or have some fancy capabilities, but for a hefty fee.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being able to share photoshoots with various departments across campus easily.

Libris review by Kaitlyn O.
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"Great product, but issues staying connected and loads slowly"

What do you like best?

Libris allows us to easily store and find photos for our different needs, as well as share files easily with others.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it takes a long time to place the photo into the document using the extension and the extension often gets disconnected causing the links in our design files to become unlinked. I have also had some issues placing .png files where it places in a black background with the file rather than a transparent one.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Libris allows us to minimize the amount of time spent looking for appropriate photos and allows us to provide certain users with access to the libraries so that we do not have to pull photos for them.

Libris review by Ricardo O.
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"So Far So Good."

What do you like best?

The ability to choose the size of the file. Giving different ranges of resolution.

What do you dislike?

The fact that you have to recreate the password every time when you send a gallery, instead of being able to save the password.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Allow for consistent password sharing for gallery, without all of the steps. Perhaps similar to what happens when you order something online. When there's an option like "Same as Billing Address". Perhaps adding a function for gallery sharing passwords, "Same As _________ Password" or "Same as ________ Gallery". Instead of having to reset so many times.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My department shares one login. Organization. Limitations. The files storage and dispense information functions allow production to go up.

Libris review by Aimee G.
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"Great Experience"

What do you like best?

Great for file organization, storage and sharing. Very helpful for sharing large groups of photos to other teams within our Marketing Department. Libris helps us create a better and more organized workflow than what we were using before.

What do you dislike?

Hard to navigate at first. As a Graphic Designer, I wish there was more connection and user capability with Adobe CC. I don't like that it is that much of an extra cost per month. Also, I noticed that Libris does not allow us to use the same password for multiple gallery permissions.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great for keeping all of your files organized without using up all of your space on your company's server. Also great for keeping your files protected while maintaining a streamline navigation for others. Libris makes it very easy to do our jobs as a Creative Department.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Before Libris we were uploading all of our photo and video files to our server. This created a chaos of cluttered folders, files, and the navigation was nearly impossible. Libris has helped us not only actively stay organized and allowed us more space, but we can now share our photos with other departments in the easiest way possible! We can also limit their access, which is something very important to us.

Libris review by Administrator in Design
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"Good Overall Platform and Customer Experience"

What do you like best?

Ease of uploading small or large number of files via drag and drop or FTP. It's simple to rename batch files and reorganize them. I love the custom branding of the outward facing portal. Customer service and tech assistance are always quick to help. They were able to do a work around for us when we were pushing a shop initiative that really sold us on the platform.

What do you dislike?

Using permissions can be confusing if the right buttons aren't exactly pressed. I'd love a more extensive/easy way to upload metadata that sticks to the files (custom). I would also like the ability for version control or downloading a web resolution file rather than having to store hi and web resolutions.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Not sure it works as well for Web companies that also do print and deal with large volumes of photography. We need to store both versions, which is a bummer because it's redundant. But somewhere that just needs to hi-res files or 300dpi files would be fine.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We needed a place to store our assets safely and sort them for marketing purposes. We had no tagged imagery and it was spread out over a dropbox. We are using Libris to tag our assets and make them searchable in the portal so we can find things much faster.

Libris review by User in Retail
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"It's the ultimate photo and video storage experience for any user"

What do you like best?

That an photographer or vendor not within the company can upload photos into our library from anywhere with just a link. Being able to tag and add metadata within the images to make it easier to find the right images for certain projects. Also, knowing that we can put an expiration date on on the folders we are sharing outside of the company in the case that we are only working with these vendors for a short amount of time.

What do you dislike?

When you upload .eps files, the colors don't show up correctly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This program is worth the price and really user friendly. There are a lot of benefits in the program.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being able to take all of our photography and videos and combine everything into one filing system that anyone can use and share. I really like the benefits of having a folder structure within Libris to store everything in a filed system. Having the opportunity to tag and put metadata on the images for easy finding. The ease of knowing that we can add expiration dates on the files that we send to vendors, in the case that we only work with these partners within a certain timeframe. Being able to watermark and licensing the images if needed, which I haven't used yet but will probably be used in the near future. I like that is is fast and easy to upload images into appropriate folders. And having outside photographers from anywhere submit images into our library with just a link.

Libris review by Administrator in Hospital & Health Care
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"Great Value"

What do you like best?

We are a non-profit, so we had limited funding available for this project. I appreciate the fact that Libris was a very affordable solution. The ability to search on the platform is very helpful, and the interface is very intuitive. The staff is also very helpful.

What do you dislike?

I wish I had sent my hard drives to Libris to upload. I plan to next time. The desktop uploader is very helpful for smaller batches, but not as convenient when uploading 10,000 images at a time. I also would love if it were possible to crop within the tool.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take advantage of Libris's willingness to upload your assets for you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

All of our images were saved on our network, slowing down our bandwidth and making it very difficult to search for specific images. Now, our entire team can search for all of our images in an instant. (It took forever to load our hires images on our shared drive)

Libris review by Administrator in Higher Education
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"The solution we were looking for!"

What do you like best?

As a part of a small but highly effective marketing team, the photography department was looking for an efficient way to upload, catalogue, tag and distribute our digital assets. We especially like the ease of categorizing plus the ability to track the use of assets.

What do you dislike?

I regards to access permissions, the system has gotten confused when the nesting of folders and subfolders is changed. The solution is to remove and re-establish permissions, which has been tedious but does solve the issue.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Our decision to use Libris was influenced primarily by budget. However, the features and ease of use are fantastic. Request demo and ask a lot of questions. We researched 5 different solutions and I would consider Libris the best solution for smaller photography teams with a moderate yearly budget.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have been able to allow external users (media, contractors, etc) easy controlled access to curated photo collections while monitoring their usage. We are able to upload in real-time to cloud database which is great when working with our social media team. It was great to be photographing commencement while the social media team was back in the office, posting updates and in real time.

Libris review by Administrator in Banking
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"Great tool for managing our photo assets"

What do you like best?

We like that we can easily give our employees access and they're able to easily search our library and integration with the Adobe Creative Suite so our photos remain linked no matter where they're saved or which designer opens the file.

What do you dislike?

Mostly technically issues, for example, it seems to log us out very frequently from the web browser and the connector, which breaks our links. Interrupting our workflow to remember and reenter a password multiple times a day is quite frustrating. The desktop uploader will also time out frequently while I'm uploading folders. Managing permissions for folders is a little cumbersome since sometimes I can't just give a user access to the top level folder and all subfolders, I have to make sure they're not excluded from the subfolders.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The main issue was too much time was spent searching for photos on our server. With Libris we were able to tag them. We've also been able to open certain galleries to other internal employees which saves a lot of time and emails.

Libris review by Administrator
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"Review of Libris Account - Company Asset Portal"

What do you like best?

What I like best is how visually appealing the portal is. Our sales force and users will be able to easily see what assets they need to download and it is also very, very easy to navigate. Another option I like, is that there are several ways that you can login to a Libris account. You can be a user, an invited user, share a link with someone or enter a password. This is very important for our portal due to the amount of different people using assets.

What do you dislike?

The only thing I dislike is the lack of contributor features. I think contributors should be able to have some sort of back-end access due to for our account there is 1 admin, 1 editor, 0 taggers (editor responsible for this task anyways in role description), and several contributors. Contributors have to upload, the editor has to approve the upload, make sure the title is correct, then place it in the right folder or create a new folder on the back end if they want it to be seen.

Also, I would like to see customizable templates in the future for photoshop, illustrator and indesign in the future.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great tool!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are solving with migrating our sales force from Share Sync to Libris for all of our company's assets. Benefits are numerous of capabilities, light boxes, etc.

Libris review by User in Higher Education
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"Libris for Higher Education"

What do you like best?

The best part of Libris is the ability to have multiple albums, all nested within one another. It is helpful for re-occuring events, like homecoming and graduation, or for portraits of students or faculty.

What do you dislike?

I dislike how all of the photos load from oldest to newest and not the other way around, and that when you click on one photo to enlarge it, when you go back to the full album you have to restart from the beginning.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Though there are some difficulties with the software, I think as they continue to imporve it will become less and less of an issue. The more that we as users give the system feedback, the faster they implement changes that make it more functional for our uses.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is helping us give access to users all across campus. It is also helpful because we can only give access to certain folders for certain users, thus preventing any usage of stock that is not fully ready or that we use for our promotional pieces specifically.

Libris review by Kevin P.
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"Libris is the real deal!"

What do you like best?

I really enjoyed the simplicity of the site. It really is easy to use.After watching a couple of the video tutorials, I found it very easy to use. I am a big fan of the keywords and search bar interface and can see how this product will help keep people in media production organized with out taking up max space in our internal Hard Drives.

What do you dislike?

I would have really enjoyed to also store my video and Adobe project files. We spoke to the team expanding the video options, but at my request, they just never figured it out or met my mark for satisfaction. I know they are in the process of figuring out how Libris could also store video I just hope it won't take them a while to figure it out.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being able to save our files on Libris cloud base system saves us a huge amount of space on our internal shared drive. Along with saving and organizing our photos having a host site for outside networks to access with out having to send us a request is great.

Libris review by Robert B.
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"Love Libris, Would like more!"

What do you like best?

I love the easy uploading system from lightroom and they easy to use interface. My college never has trouble learning how to use it!

What do you dislike?

Libris really needs a mobile app like the standard photoshelter does. It is really frustrating to not be able to access remotely.

Also we need the ability to mass edit video metadata like we can photos. It is very time consuming to have to add all the metadata to each individual file.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have solved a massive data issue by putting all of our photo and video resources from the entire history of the college into one searchable and organized system. It has been great.

Libris review by Administrator in Research
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"Incredible Product, Invaluable Tool"

What do you like best?

The ability to store caption information with the photos, and the ease of sharing. Plus our customer service has been wonderful, our account rep has really gone above and beyond to get us the best pricing and combination of features for our needs.

What do you dislike?

It can be hard to read long gallery names in the folder tree on the sidebar, especially if they're nested under several collections.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do your research. There are a lot of DAM software solutions out there but Libris was definitely the right one for my organization and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a similar product!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We've improved our efficiency ten fold when it comes to storing, referencing and sharing photos. We've found that staff are more likely to use better photos when presenting our organization to the public, and we've improved the quality of our publications by cultivating higher quality photos.

Libris review by Administrator in Higher Education
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"Great system for archiving and sharing photos"

What do you like best?

It is easy to create galleries, search photos, and control who can see or download them. It is also simple for users to request access to photos and galleries, allowing you to grant permissions as they are requested. It is also simple to rename photos and galleries, and to also add or change information and tags. There is also excellent customer support.

What do you dislike?

I wish that there were a way to have searchable tags for certain users, but to hide them from the general public so that you could tag with inside lingo, or have a lot of tags without junking up the appearance of the site to users.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Support for Libris is excellent. All questions are answered quickly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is saving me from receiving tons of phone calls and emails that would otherwise require me to search through our archives on a private server.

Libris review by Administrator in Higher Education
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"Campus Sharing"

What do you like best?

The ability to search through photos in a cloud-based solution has been invaluable for my team of designers and web developers. We struggled with managing an older database with thousands of images. Designers spent up to 30% of their time searching for images than designing materials.

What do you dislike?

LIbris provides a lot of flexibility. However, our analog system didn't convert seamlessly to a cloud based product. To make the system most effective, we've had to develop a new storage system that matches Libris' capabilities.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Libris is flexible and will adapt to your system. Map out an organizational structure that works for your organization. Consider the benefits of Public folders.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our current photo archival system was difficult to search and view. Libris has permitted our users on various platforms to search for images easily, cutting down on lost productivity and enhancing visual variety in our design work.

Libris review by Administrator in Higher Education
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"A great resource for creative departments"

What do you like best?

Plenty of flexibility in organizing files and managing access, which is critical for working with other departments in an organization and with freelancers and vendors. Searching for images—assuming tagging was done well—is a breeze.

What do you dislike?

Some of the metadata management could be more flexible from within the system. For example, the photographer field isn't editable, so we end up punching name or initials into the keywords field or just the file name. Also, there's no way to upload and use a standardized list of keywords, so different users will tag things differently which can make searching difficult.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We do several shoots a month for a small college, and needed a space to quickly upload, organize, curate, and share images with many internal and external stakeholders requiring different permission levels. Libris has done the job and helped us establish a consistent workflow for managing our photography.

Libris review by Alan G.
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"Helping us to work smarter, not harder"

What do you like best?

Libris provides us a way to easily compile, display, archive and distribute photos for our national championship events. The system is user friendly, and if needed, would allow someone to monetize their digital assets simply and effectively. What our IT department likes best about it is that we no longer have gigs of photos living on our servers.

What do you dislike?

This is a difficult question to answer. We've only been working with the product for a short time now, and have found little to complain about. There is a small learning curve, but the Libris team has always been helpful and responsive.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Utilize the Libris team's expertise when it comes to organization and whether or not this solution can work for you. They have been a valuable asset to our organization.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

For us, we don't have a large staff and are always looking for efficient solutions to solve time consuming problems. Previously, we kept images on external hard drives and cloud servers, but organization was difficult and fast image location often an even larger issue. Libris has streamlined the entire process for us.

Libris review by Jenni B.
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"Great Experience with PhotoShelter"

What do you like best?

The best thing about PhotoShelter in my opinion is the structure of the system. There are so many ways to keep photos and video archives organized and available with very little searching.

What do you dislike?

With any storage software, work is required to keep it organized. While this is inevitable and no fault of this product, it does take time to keep things in order, add tags, etc.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a great solution for archiving photos and video files. I would recommend it!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This product makes it so easy to share files with other groups and coworkers. It has saved a lot of time and frustration.

Libris review by Administrator
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"Great for image archiving"

What do you like best?

I like the ability to add keywords, which is important to have team members be able to search for specific images.

What do you dislike?

(1) It would be nice to be able to put the same image in multiple galleries/collections without duplicating the image. (2) I don't like how the permissions of an image don't stay with the image if it is moved to another directory. If I move an image from one folder to the other, I have to tell it again to inherit permissions from the new parent directory. It would be better to have those permissions be the same as the rest of the images in the new folder.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to share images with designers without taking up valuable server space. Designers download only the images they need. In addition, we can share images with copywriters via lightbox.

Libris review by Andy A.
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"Value-driven asset management system"

What do you like best?

Great features for the price. We looked at several asset management systems - many that were way out of our budget - and Libris was a great balance of features and price.

What do you dislike?

Some of the UI feels clunky. We had to have several training sessions for the staff who uses it because it wasn't as intuitive as we would like.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take full advantage of the trial period and really upload and use the system.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We desperately needed a system to organize and back up our images. It lets contributors upload while traveling and gives us almost instant access to the photos.

Libris review by Administrator in Media Production
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"Working very well so far"

What do you like best?

I like the ease of use, the ability to quickly share galleries and collections with other groups within my organization and ability to assign permissions. I also like that we can store everything, photo, b roll video, audio files all in one system.

What do you dislike?

I would like to be able to thumbnail video clips to see what they are.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Getting images to the end user used to be a hassle. With Libris it has simplified that process so I no longer have to be a middle man in many cases. Once the permissions have been set, they can find images on their own, this has been very helpful. It has allowed our team to work remote more efficiently by having all assets under one system and to be able to quickly help clients get what they need.

Libris review by Theodora R.
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"Solid so far"

What do you like best?

We now have one place for our photos and other digital media files, which we love. It's pretty user friendly once you understand the difference between collections and galleries.

What do you dislike?

It's a little frustrating in the way a user uploads photos and then has to communicate to the editors in a separate email to let them know. Seems like there are extra steps in sharing. Also, there is no option to share the album on social media, which would be nice to have.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are now able to store all of our digital files in one place, something we were lacking before. It's easier to send colleagues to one place to look for a photo they may need as opposed to various places. It has brought our level of professionalism up a notch.

Libris review by Blaise B.
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"Photoshelter Has Made My Job So Much Easier"

What do you like best?

I love the organization within the product that allows us at the USL to organize our photos for various uses.

What do you dislike?

Once in a while, I'm not able to download directly from my phone.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use this product, you won't be sorry. It's incredibly organized and Photoshelter has allowed our organization to be able to blossom because of the ease of use. Photoshelter makes everything a lot easier on a day-to-day basis and I'd highly recommend this product to anybody that is considering making this purchase.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to make all our social media possible because of Photoshelter.

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