Libris Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Libris

Simplified online visual asset management & distribution

4.5/5 (239 reviews)

Libris overview

What is Libris?

Libris is a cloud-based digital access management (DAM) system for organizations that require storage, organization and distribution solutions for substantial image and video libraries. Libris provides simplified visual asset management for organizations of all types and sizes including top universities, government agencies, travel brands, retailers and manufacturers.

Libris enables companies to move a large number of images and videos from disparate sources onto a single, centralized platform. The solution is divided into two portals: an admin portal, where an organization’s staff can upload and manage assets, and a user portal, where the general public or invited users can access and download from an organization’s media library.

As media is uploaded, Libris automatically screens and extracts keywords, tags, descriptions, and licensing metadata from each file. Users, as well as third parties, can upload thousands of files in a single day using drag and drop, or the website's uploader. Custom user roles can be set to provide appropriate access and permissions to stakeholders, groups, or individuals. Visitors can use integrated Lightbox tools to curate images for their own current projects.

Organizations can share assets not only through the Libris portal galleries, but also via the ‘quick send’ feature from the admin portal, upload to FTP servers, or simply weave public images and video directly into marketing channels and social media. Organizations can add an unlimited number of invited users to their portal, as well as group and view lists of registered users.
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Pricing

Starting from
$6999/year
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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English
Libris screenshot: The public portal includes a media library available to users or the general publicIntroducing PhotoShelter LibrisLibris screenshot: The admin portal where users and staff manage and organize media assetsLibris screenshot: Browse images by gallery which can be grouped to the needs of an organizationLibris screenshot: Metadata capabilities allow stake holders to find images according to keywords, dates, locations and moreLibris screenshot: Site visitors can use the Lightbox tool to curate images for their current projectsLibris screenshot: Images are always controlled by access permissions set by users Libris screenshot: Download logs keep a record of who has access the image librariesLibris screenshot: Send public images directly to social mediaLibris screenshot: Add metadata to untagged images in the libraryLibris screenshot: A list of registered usersLibris screenshot: Lightroom users can publish and manage their photos directly from the applicationOrganize Your Library

Libris reviews

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Justin Kelley

Libris Review

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-05-14
Review Source: Capterra

Overall we are very satisfied with Libris.

Pros
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.

Cons
At times we have difficulties sharing lightboxes with other people, but I think that is more user error.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Joe Hallissey

Robust DAM with room for growth

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-08-13
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Pros
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.

Cons
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

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Matthew Dial

Libris by PhotoShelter is your number one source for multimedia management

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-05-12
Review Source: Capterra

We've use Libris for over five years and the reliability has been fantastic. Zero issues whatsoever. The help support is very good as well. If you're serious about maintaining an additional back up that is functional to sell or manage images, you're in the right place.

Pros
There's so many things to say regarding Libris. File input, being photos, videos, audio, and other assets, is simple and well structured. It is a for a professional photographer stool.

Cons
To be completely honest there are two features on Libris that I'm not a huge fan of. The first feature is audio audio scrubbing is not available and it makes it very difficult to find the clips that you need for your project. The second item is video scrubbing. It also makes it extremely difficult to find that select clip that you need for your project. If they could correct these two issues, the service would be perfect.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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ned ahrens

It Gets the Job Done Quickly

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-08-28
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Pros
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.

Cons
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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Jason Phenicie

The best that's out there right now

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-08-21
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Pros
Great ability to connect with Adobe products. Lots of tagging and organization options. The front end is attractive and easy to use for users.

Cons
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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Libris pricing

Starting from
$6999/year
Pricing options
Free trial
Subscription
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Basic: $3999.00/year

Professional: $6999.00/year

Enterprise: Custom


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Libris features

Activity Tracking
Collaborative Workspace
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
Permission Management
Projections
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management

API (300 other apps)
Access Control (211 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (176 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (180 other apps)
Chat (156 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (330 other apps)
Commenting (195 other apps)
Customizable Branding (163 other apps)
Document Management (188 other apps)
File Management (137 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (130 other apps)

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Additional information for Libris

Key features of Libris

  • Organize digital assets
  • Keyword, description, and licensing metadata extraction
  • Third party uploads
  • Keywords and search
  • Collaboration tools
  • Manage user roles
  • Controlled access and permissions
  • Optimize workflows
  • Streamline processes
  • Mobile integration
  • Image and video library
  • Multiple distribution options
  • Share directly to social media
  • Upload photos and videos
  • Lightbox and Lightroom integration
  • Centralized platform
  • Control over images and videos
  • Public portal
  • Admin portal
  • Browse images by galleries
  • Navigation
  • Metadata capabilities
  • Download permissions
  • Curate galleries and collections
  • Stoplight-based permissions interface
  • Set download limits
  • Download logs
  • FTP functionality
  • Automatic tagging and metadata
  • Manual tagging and metadata
  • Registered users list
  • Drag and drop to upload
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Benefits

Organizations can upload their entire library of digital media content and categorize assets by topics and keywords.

Visitors can use the Lightbox tool to curate images for current projects and email them between users for collaboration and feedback.

Users can create collections and galleries that fit their needs, as well as control access with Libris' unique stoplight-based permissions interface.

Libris provides access to download logs that let users keep a record of who has accessed the image library.

Users can allow or restrict downloads, set size limits, restrict the number of downloads, as well as set time limits and passwords for each file.