Libris Features

Libris

Simplified online visual asset management & distribution

4.51/5 (235 reviews)

Libris Feature Summary

  • 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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Libris Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Libris's features:

Jay Buckner

Libris is a very effective tool to manage thousands of digital files and share easily with others.

2017-08-15

It is the solution that emerged from hours and hours of research into digital asset management systems.

Pros

Administrators and editors have to thoroughly learn the nuances of this system, but after a week... it's automatic. Processing files take only a few minutes from start to finish, complete with keywording either while importing the images into Libris or by adding them to images after they're imported.

Cons

I would like to see a couple enhancements: 1.) better notification options when adding personnel so that email addresses you share to can be automatically incorporated into the notification.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Bruce Jones

Could Use Some additional Features

2019-05-07

It is a good and useful asset management tool with some good features, but could use some fine-tuning and polish to make it great.

Pros

I like the search and Lightbox features specifically.

Cons

For a creative assets management tool the interface is very basic and non-visual.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Angela Foster

PhotoShelter makes photo management a breeze.

2019-08-13

I have started searchable galleries for all of our campus buildings, seasons, classes, etc.

Pros

It is also easy to grant new users access to galleries.

Cons

The cost is higher than I would like, but it still seems to be the most comprehensive and easy to use of the photo management systems of this type.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Mike Ledford

Great for the most part but could use some improvement

2019-08-13

Visual and tagged searching is great for our department, but often times we have to share a second gallery via Google Drive for off campus/non-users when it would be helpful to send temp links to external consumers once. Our designers cull lightboxes for projects and pull images one at a time, which is a hassle. There should be an option to turn on bulk downloading for registered users.

Pros

Setting permissions for groups is helpful and the interface is mostly intuitive and useful.

Cons

Resorting to using a third party service to share files.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Nick Combs

Excellent experience, superb customer service, very responsive, easy to use solution

2017-08-14

Collaboration, ease of use, access to our complete archive .

Pros

Quick and accessible sharing of photos makes collaboration very easy.

Cons

No notifications for folder actions or uploads at present, but I'm told they're coming.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Wes Funai

Libris has been very easy for us to transition to and very intuitive.

2017-08-14

It also helps us to easily deliver new images to our different brands without using local server space.

Pros

The intuitive interface and the integration with Lightroom make Libirs very desirable.

Cons

The inability to select individuals within a group to email notifications. As we add people to existing groups, we'd like to email just the new person and not the entire group.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Nathan Morgan

Libris has been an excellent solution to our digital asset management!

2017-08-16

Pros

The ability to tag, search and share photos with ease.

Cons

There are still a few glitches in the functionality. Additionally, I wish there was a better way for managing uses, gallery passwords, etc.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jeff Reinking

Libris only

2019-08-20

Libris has given us all the functionality and answers we wanted in a asset management solution

Pros

cloud based, industry standard, support, functional

Cons

multiple downloads from a search result is cumbersome

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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James Harding

Definitely a Photoshelter

2019-08-14

Generally Libris works well for what it does. No major issues and content is easily accessible via portal. I would still recommend Libris to Photographers and Digital Artists.

Pros

Useful for organisation, searching of images based on custom search terms and tagging of image library and for distribution to other departments

Cons

Not useful for audio and video due to lack of management and analytical tools built in that feature in a lot of other platforms.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Matthew Dial

Excellent choice for photo and video asset management

2019-08-14

Dependable platform that has created efficiencies for our visual team. We spend less time managing, and more time producing.

Pros

Having an additional offsite backup is fantastic, as well as the easy for organizing, searching, and sharing assets through our company with teams.

Cons

Video and audio file management is still lacking.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Marie Chao

Libris is easy to set up and use. My clients really enjoy the ability to search by keyword.

2017-08-18

Ability to share assets with multiple users with different levels of rights and permissions.

Pros

This saves me a lot of time in tagging assets during the uploading process and also allows me to maintain the same file structure.

Cons

I wish I can drag and drop users to group them instead of having to type out the group name under each user.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Matt Dirksen

Professional Photographer

2017-08-14

Being able to customize the archive and set up search and gallery perimeters for different users is great.

Pros

The ease of use, the built in FTP and the ability to access anywhere.

Cons

The cost is high, but everything that comes packaged into the product proves that the robust design has been well thought out from the user interface to the admin interface.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Emily Conley

Streamlined Organization

2017-08-18

Pros

I love the robust search feature, and single sign on, that allows anyone from the team to go on and search for assets easily.

Cons

Figuring out the permissions can be tricky.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Greg Phillips

Powerful and Flexable

2019-08-21

Libris makes it easy to find photo assets quickly.

Pros

Powerful search tools and the ability to make folders that can be viewed by outside groups.

Cons

The user interface could be improved, especially for searching

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Ashley Evans

Libris has helped our department tremendously with sharing images across our campus community.

2017-11-27

We are now able to search edited images through tagged information and able to share and present images in an organized format.

Pros

Searchable tagged photos We are able to share photos quickly with internal and external partners Like being able to customize folders for particular job requests

Cons

The Libris connector really does not give our designers the easy access tools necessary for working with InDesign at a reasonable price.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Business Supplies and Equipment company, 51-200 employees)

Libris by Photoshelter

2019-05-17

We have been using Libris for around 6 months as a tool to share our product installation photos with our sales team.

Pros

Easy to use, Visually appealing, plenty of functionality, the lightbox feature

Cons

Our struggle is with the lack of control in what fields are included in the search criteria.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Katelyn Wilson

Digital Asset Manager

2019-05-14

Having a digital asset manager has really helped with our team centralizing the locations of photos for so many different groups while at the same time restricting access to photos so people can still download but they are unable to alter or move the image.

Pros

Libris has an easy-to-use interface and allows customized permissions so that only the people that need access can get to those photos.

Cons

I wish Libris had the ability to send links to pictures, similar to Dropbox, so that a person could access photos without having to download or make an account.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Joshua Taff

Overall a good experience. Getting everyone to use it has been a struggle.

2017-08-14

Pros

It is easy to upload and organize files, folders and galleries.

Cons

Also, it seems difficult to give people permissions in some instances.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Susan McSpadden

Libris has made digital asset management so functional and user friendly for my department

2017-06-27

It's an easier access storage solution for our library of images.

Pros

The multiple ways to search give flexibility to the user and the sharing controls really allow you to be specific with who can access your images.

Cons

I've found it's easier to copy selected images into a new gallery instead and share the gallery link as a way to collaborate, but it's just a half workaround because only the admin can create galleries, whereas invited users can only create light boxes.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Terrance Mason

My experience has been satisfying. This has made workflow more productive which makes our job easier

2017-08-15

Pros

I like how easy it is to distribute files via a gallery to third party users for viewing or editing.

Cons

What I like least about this software is the price premium for adding editors. If we want to add more people to edit content we have to pay a lot which means upfront its harder to add the amount of editors we may need before we can afford it.

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Jeremy Pinquist

Works as advertised

2019-08-21

We achieved both of those goals with Libris, who were very helpful throughout our search process, which involved stakeholders from numerous departments.

Pros

This software enabled us to offload storage of media from aging on-prem servers, and eased the workflow for the users of that media.

Cons

I am not a fan of their per-user licensing model.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Lukas Keapproth

Gamechanging

2019-05-14

Pros

Ease of use; good tools for clients; specific permission settings; Google analytics friendly.

Cons

pricey; could be more customizable with embedded slideshow capabilities

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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David Lehman

Just beginning to explore possibilities of the software. Have some good ideas for new use cases.

2017-08-26

Pros

Centralized content management platform.

Cons

I'm too new to the platform to decide this but the user permissions vs seats and invited and other users is a little confusing right now.

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Alex Hong

Fantastic customer support with an easy to navigate product.

2017-08-22

Pros

Being able to tag photos and search by the keyword is essential in a team that is geographically separated and the interface is easy to navigate.

Cons

Files that I am attempting to take from the system and transfer to my computer take a long time even if the file is not very large.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Jason Dalrymple

Been using Libris for a year now, love it.

2017-08-15

Better management of my team's photos both on the field and off the field.

Pros

Makes it very simple to share photos with other creatives in the company who need photos, as well as outside the company with password-protected galleries.

Cons

Biggest complaint from users is that public-facing galleries are difficult to navigate. Meaning that if you view a gallery and get halfway through it, click on a photo to enlarge/download it, the user then gets sent back to the beginning of the gallery and has to scroll through hundreds of photos to pick up where they left off. Would be awesome if the public galleries operated like the library, which keeps your place.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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