Photo Management Software – The 3 Best Solutions

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Anyone with a large quantity of images knows how important it is to manage and organize them. Similarly, they understand that it’s impossible to organize them efficiently without the right tools. Photo management software gives users the storage and functionality they need.

What Is Photo Management Software?

Photo management software is a comprehensive image organizer system that handles the entire process of sorting digital photographs. Photo management software is used by organizations with large databases of images. It lets users locate image files quickly, helping companies complete projects.

Photo manager software stores photos in organized sections inside a data library, making it easy to recall specific photos. The right tool gives users the space and features they need specific to each individual. How do you know which tool is right for you? Here are the top three photo management systems.

1. Canto DAM

Digital asset management (DAM) is a flexible, comprehensive photo management system designed for enterprises. Canto DAM uses cutting-edge technology to provide photo tools with sophisticated security and search features. It offers a central location for company photos, which allows users to locate important images during team projects.

DAM enriches photos with tags, keywords and other descriptive data to make searching for the right image incredibly fast. It has an advanced metadata system to provide elite details during searches. Furthermore, companies need a way to share photos while maintaining control over copyrights and content access. DAM provides this type of protection as well as other security features.

A photograph interface.
Canto DAM is a secure, efficient photo organizer.

2. SmugMug

SmugMug is a cloud storage tool specifically beneficial for professional and aspiring photographers. It offers dynamic photography features inspired by the plight of hard-working professionals. SmugMug not only provides a secure system to store images, it also builds you a professional portfolio to promote your work or business.

A picture of mountains.
SmugMug is for professional photographers.

SmugMug sets itself apart because it’s a an image tool that helps photographers create websites and logos within a simple interface. Its attention to small but important detail wins the favor of professionals and amateurs alike. Use SmugMug to store and manage your images if you’re in need of cloud storage dedicated to promoting your photography career.

3. Google Photos

Google Photos is a completely free service that provides unlimited image storage embedded into the popular search engine service. Photos lets users search for specific features. This helps organizations locate images for relevant projects. It also has a built-in editing tool, which allows users to improve the content of their cloud library without third-party software.

Google Photos interface.
Google Photos has unlimited storage.

Google’s compression system makes it easy to store and share images. If an image is extremely large, sharing it is slower – especially with large quantities of people. Photos’ compression keeps them smaller, speeding up the process. This also saves space, which is a big reason why Google Photos is able to stay free-to-use. Keep Photos in mind if you’re already an avid user of their suite.

A good photo management system adapts to fit your needs. If it fails to do so, it may be too rigid for your unique vision. Select the photo storage that matches your ideal image system.


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Leslie Weller – Director Marketing | Canto

Leslie Weller, Canto's Director of Product Marketing, gives great insights into digital asset management. You will find many ebooks and articles from here on