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Libris Reviews

Libris

Simplified online visual asset management & distribution

4.56/5 (32 reviews)
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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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Libris Reviews (32)

Latest reviews

 Photos Made AWESOME!

This software is very helpful and easy to use. My co-workers and are very grateful. This software is a must see. Go check it out for yourself!

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Reviewed 10th of December, 2016 by Benjamin Atwell

 

 Libris is Quality & Functionality Perfection

The ease of use is the best part of Libris. With little to no training you can easily manage and share all your digital assets. Libris is also very competitively priced which makes it even more attractive to clients.

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Reviewed 22nd of November, 2016 by John Senecal

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Libris Pricing

Starting from: $3999.00/year

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

Basic: $3999.00/year

Professional: $6999.00/year

Enterprise: Custom


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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

Libris Screenshots (11)

Libris screenshot: The public portal includes a media library available to users or the general publicLibris 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 application

Specifications

Intended Users
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profits, Public Administrations, Small Business
Devices Supported
iPhone-iPad, iPhone, iPad, Web-based, Mobile Web App
Supported Countries
United States
Supported Languages
English
Support Options
FAQs, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials

Alternatives to Libris

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.

Videos

Benjamin Atwell

Photos Made AWESOME!

10/12/2016

This software is very helpful and easy to use. My co-workers and are very grateful. This software is a must see. Go check it out for yourself!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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John Senecal

Libris is Quality & Functionality Perfection

22/11/2016

The ease of use is the best part of Libris. With little to no training you can easily manage and share all your digital assets. Libris is also very competitively priced which makes it even more attractive to clients.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Julie Pallant

Libris Photoshelter

20/10/2016

We have easily setup and moved an electronic photo catalog of over 6000 items to Libris. We moved from Portfolio and the ease of use, data backup, speed of access, ability to differently allow use and easily provide access to specific images is terrific. The cost is a little more than I wanted, but am very happy with the product and support so far.

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Ease of use
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Source: Capterra
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Rob Wert

Photo management and deployment made simple.

12/10/2016

I like the simplicity of the app. We were looking for a solution to manage our photo libraries while making them accessible to the public. It's been working great so far. We've suggested features we'd like to see added and their reps take our feedback well. great support. try em out.

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Ease of use
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Source: Capterra
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Aaron Lurth

A great product for managing your digital media, but does have some limitations.

10/10/2016

First and foremost I have to say the customer service Photoshelter provides for Libris users is absolutely wonderful. Their team gets back to you quickly with answers to your questions and is always pleasant to work with. Libris truly shines in it's ability to easily organize and then later search for the images you need. You have the ability to set up the folder structure in any way that fits your needs (which is not something I say about the last product we were using) and the backend structure is so user friendly, it's a breeze to move collections, galleries, or even individual photos around after upload. All you need to do is grab them and drag and drop them into a different area. On the search side of things, you have great control over the types of parameters you can give the search. Everything from searching for photos based on a specific orientation, to things photographed on certain dates...it's quite nice and the results are fast and (seemingly) very accurate. Uploading is fast, and has a number of potential ways it can be integrated into your workflow, including a lightroom plugin. As much as we like Libris overall, it is not without it's limitations and there are a couple of big ones we hope are eventually addressed. The biggest one for us at the moment is Libris' inability to allow downloads without either a password or a user login. This is a bummer and is currently a bit clunky. We produce content for a wide range of people and we would like to make that content available for download to everyone, but the best you can do right now is put a password on everything and then try and make that password available to the public, which is just clunky and a bit odd. We really hope they implement a password and login free option soon. Secondly, when you search for images there is no way to sort what we have searched for in the results page. Want to search for something and then sort by "date taken" or "date uploaded"? Not possible. The other slightly frustrating thing is there is no way to change the size of the image thumbnails in the galleries or search results. They are a bit small and it can sometimes be hard to see what the photo looks like until you click on it to make it larger. Really there are so many things to like about Libris that I wouldn't say the above should be deal breakers, but they are things I think could really help improve it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Jenny Hobson

Really great product

07/10/2016

For our needs, I think this product is going to be really invaluable. The overall look for the public is very clean and neat. The ability to share and give downloading permissions for images is excellent and easy to do. The only downside is that only a small amount of the metadata is shown, and there is no way to change what parts we can/cannot show. You can however search by things such as city/location which is helpful. Overall, this is a really great product and I would recommend it to anyone who has similar needs as ours. Very user friendly! Also the customer service is excellent and responds very quickly

Pros

Very user friendly. Really clean display for the public. Excellent customer service

Cons

It would be nice to be able to have additional parts of our metadata shown with each image. There is currently no way to change what is shown, and there is not a lot shown.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Libris

n/a

Source: Capterra
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Alex Wasylyk

Great Photo Management System

16/09/2016

As a system administrator, Libris has been very easy to manage. The user interface is clean and intuitive and managing photos and permissions is simple. Our support representative was very helpful and gave us courteous and prompt responses.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Todd Moore

Our lives are now getting much easier...!

07/09/2016

Two years ago we had images scattered all across various hard drives. Then we "MacGyver-ed" an asset collection based on Lightroom, which works wonderfully for one person but is not sharable in an office environment unless you jump through a bunch of hoops to tuck the catalog on the cloud and put all the images on a shared server, blah blah blah. But since we started using Libris about three months ago we've made tremendous progress in setting up our collections and starting to share them with various departments around campus. We're still barely scraping the surface on the possibilities Libris offers, and still have lots of work to do, to be sure. But finally our images are accessible to whomever we want to have access, with just a few clicks. And the customer support is second to none!

Pros

The different ways of getting images into the system is great. Speed is great. Batch editing image information once in the system is great (as long as you remember to click the APPEND button!! Maybe that should be on by default?)

Cons

There are a few glitches that sometimes generate errors during exporting from LR. For example I can't get the "Export with previous..." to work. And some functionality is still being developed, like the ability to make a lightbox downloadable with minimal effort. Everything I've stumbled with so far is minimal: things like the ability to resize columns and image previews in the browser. Not having various layout options except for the standard template. Minor things to enhance the user experience.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Libris

I'd love it if the developers would include the ability to store video in the basic package. Charge more for space if you need to, but please don't have a separate tier for video/audio if you truly want to be an all-in-one visual DAM system.

Source: Capterra
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Kathryn Haralambous

Libris Photoshelter

06/09/2016

Training and support have been top notch. Experts are responsive and helpful. We receive customized support, which is vitally important.

Pros

Ease of use.

Cons

A few key features are still in the works.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Sally Smith

BSIM Review

01/09/2016

So far it has been excellent. I like the way you can upload photos and just have it run in the background.

Pros

Very intuitive, easy to use

Cons

Some features are a bit cumbersome

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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