Third Light Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Third Light

Digital Asset Management software to share and manage media

4.79/5 (24 reviews)

Third Light overview

What is Third Light?

Chorus from Third Light is a digital asset management system for creating, managing, sharing and publishing digital media assets. Designed specifically to enable team collaboration the software can be hosted locally on a clients own network, or managed by Third Light in the cloud. Upload and categorise media into folders, collections or smart collections and use Metadata to enable simple search and retrieval based on captions, keywords, location, time, date and much more. In addition, Spaces can be customized to mirror teams workflow preferences and adopt desired corporate branding.

Chorus also facilitates collaboration by packaging built-in file edit and conversion tools, while applying version controls, access rules and user tracking. Administrators can monitor how the system and assets are being used via a secure audit trail, while resting assured of automated backups and system updates. Advanced features are introduced across three account versions, with Chorus available in Base, Plus and Data Center editions. With storage capacity from 1TB and latterly unlimited as an outright license, extra features such as workflow management, approval, duplication detection and in-library messaging are added.
www.thirdlight.com

Pricing

Starting from
£4999/year
Pricing options
One time license
Subscription
Free trial
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Devices

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany

Supported languages

English
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Third Light reviews

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Mercy Chebichiy

The light is the Third Light IMS

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-10-12
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
An outstanding feature that invigorates me all way is the Third Light IMS' Digital Asset Management Features where I am able to perform Asset Categorization, Asset Library, Asset Sharing , Search and filter plus Metadata Management. It really makes my work easier in the library especially when it comes to digital asset management. I am able to integrate, manage, share and search for media in a twinkle of an eye. The fact that their cost is one-time purchase and affordable, makes it cost-effective plus I don't want to forget the online support that I get endlessly upon request.

Cons
I have not seen any cons yet but its a good software for digital media management.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Amber Dixon

A fond farewell

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-06-16
Review Source: Capterra

Our rep [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] was phenomenal. He was always a pleasure to work with. He was kind and very caring. We enjoyed working with him and will miss him terribly

Pros
The software was a great tool and we were grateful to have it.

Cons
End users seem to have trouble navigating the site.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Barb Pilarski

Third Light Keeps Us Organized

Reviewed 2015-03-23
Review Source: Capterra

In the four years we have been using the Third Light asset management system, it has been very helpful in both keeping us organized and allowing users to view and access files needed to complete daily tasks. The ease of searching for files allows us to work more efficiently on projects of any size. We have also been very pleased with the customer service provided to us. Technical issues have been handled professionally and in a timely fashion. While we still would like to see a few additional features, Third Light has been an incredibly useful addition to our workflow.

Response from Third Light


Thanks, Barb! We look forward to getting you those features in IMS v7 this year - your feedback is part of the design and I am confident you will like it!

Best wishes
Michael (Founder of Third Light)

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Esme Mai

Thirdlight review

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-06-03
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Thirdlight is very intuitive and so incredibly easy to use and if you do ever get stuck with anything the customer support is second to none. The software has changed the way our marketing team use images and has made everyones lives a lot easier. It's a revelation having all images in one place and searchable. As the university photographer I used to get lots of requests that consisted of academics looking to source images and now people can search for what they need and I'm freed up to focus on creating more content.

Cons
As there's different ways you can set up the software it'd be good to see more examples of how industries are using it. When I first set up our image library I put spaces within spaces and it made things very confusing with permissions further down the line, I've since changed the spaces within the spaces into folders.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Eric Newsome

A solid asset management platform

Reviewed 2015-04-01
Review Source: Capterra

I don't often give all 5 stars, so I will elaborate a bit on the ratings. We currently manage just over 1 million assets (photographs) with ThirdLight IMS, and have architected the solution to eventually handle about 3 times that many images (we are in the photography business, so we only use the platform for images). It quite simply does everything we need it to do. It offers fast, responsive queries, even as we've grown. It provides a robust audit trail. We've used the API to seamlessly integrate ThirdLight with our proprietary editing software. It has provided us a simple, effective way to share content with our customers and partners. Again, it's done everything we need very well. Secondly, I have to give ThirdLight 5 stars in ease of use because its browser based. We compared the solution to 2 other competitors that offer client-side software, but in the end we found that ThirdLight had done an incredible job of building everything we needed into the browser. Just to be safe, we did purchase the file server module so that we could do some advanced editing in Photoshop, and this has worked brilliantly for us. Finally, in all of the dealings I've had with various software vendors in over 20 years in IT, I've never experienced such thorough and timely support. They answer questions usually within a day, understand when our needs are urgent, and have oftentimes not only helped with the issue at hand but offered proactive guidance on how to avoid same/similar issues in the future. We've offered up feature requests, and have been delighted to see many of them implemented in updates. The support is simply world class.

Response from Third Light


Eric, this is such a generous and kind review, thank you. I am so pleased with how it's working out for you at Historic Images - that is one giant installation! Knowing it is as fast as you hoped now you're over the million assets is exactly what we designed IMS for - in fact, don't worry, it'll be good for tens of millions and beyond!

Our support guys are grateful for your comments. They get very close to the action and I can see this has been a great experience all round - so pleasing to hear!

Good luck to you and thank you again for this wholehearted endorsement of Third Light's design and service culture - it means the world to us.

Best wishes
Michael (Founder of Third Light)

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Third Light pricing

Starting from
£4999/year
Pricing options
One time license
Subscription
Free trial
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30-day free trial available

Base pricing for packages as follows

Chorus: £4999 per year with 1TB storage - additional storage £1575 per 1TB/year
Data Center Edition (Licensed version): £14999 single payment then £3,000 annually

Third Light features

API
Automatic Notifications
Customizable Branding
Social Media Integration
Third Party Integration

A/B Testing (208 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (368 other apps)
Campaign Analysis (306 other apps)
Campaign Management (365 other apps)
Campaign Segmentation (208 other apps)
Content Management (277 other apps)
Customizable Templates (295 other apps)
Data Import/Export (266 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (262 other apps)
Email Marketing Management (206 other apps)
Engagement Analytics (270 other apps)
Monitoring (255 other apps)
Multi-Channel Marketing (247 other apps)
Real Time Analytics (251 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (363 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for Third Light

Key features of Third Light

  • Advanced features include duplicate file detection
  • Advanced features include support for video-based assets
  • Apply version controls and rights permissions to media
  • Automated hosted data backups and system updates
  • Centralize media assets into one single secure collection
  • Document and media file conversion across multiple formats
  • Enterprise features include custom search fields & Metadata
  • Integration with popular creative apps via dedicated plugins
  • Manage files and assets within user-defined collections
  • Manage photos, graphics, logos, artwork and much more
  • Multiple user accounts for shared, collaborative access
  • Scalable asset management features up to Enterprise-level
  • Shared access workspace with collaborative messaging tools
  • Track, log and monitor all system/asset activities
  • Upload asset libraries to the cloud or store locally
  • Web portal offers customizable branding
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Benefits

Spaces are a completely fresh concept that provide virtual departments and project teams with seamless collaboration, where users can upload, download, search, tag and share more easily than you’ve ever done before.

Secure, branded, professional publishing - Chorus makes it easy to publish whole libraries and folders via themed branded portals. They’re not just beautiful, but also designed for heavy loads and flash crowds.

As an outright license - the Data Center Edition enables clients to deploy Chorus wherever they wish, and offers unlimited, localized storage.

Workflow and approvals - the workflow dashboard brings together requests and provides quick, effective review and approval between users and managers.

Every Chorus site comes with our highly-regarded Account Management Plus service, giving you peace of mind that an expert is on hand to help. For custom development work and integration help, you have the option of approaching Third Light Professional Services for specialised consultancy.