Image Library


Image library software stores and organizes important images in a central location. It’s a highly configurable solution that integrates into systems and workflows.

What Is Image Library Software?

Image library software protects digital imagery with sophisticated storage, indexing and sharing capabilities. It’s a business solution that improves connectivity between teams and externals. It does this by providing a central location for media. An image library also stores many image file types.

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Image Library Benefits

An image library improves privacy and safety while increasing the volume of user-controlled images. It crops, watermarks and resizes photos while maintaining quality standards. Enhanced functionalities like metadata management, increased workflow and digital rights management make image library systems the business solution for photo storage.

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Provide team members with a central content library for images

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Search image libraries for content with easy-to-use tags, keywords, folders and albums

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Simplify image file sharing with collections, download links and branded self-serve

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Who Needs an Image Library?

Users and organizations with plenty of sensitive images need image library software. The storage space increases efficiency and the shareability of digital files improves productivity for teams and businesses. Dynamic teams and companies that create branding or marketing photos need image library solutions. Finally, businesses seeking to cut down on image misuse or clutter needs an image library.

Image Library Software

An image library exists within a digital asset management (DAM) system. DAM is designed to store images, videos, documents and other important media. An image library functions as a component of DAM. This enables companies to improve their ability to search and share imagery at scale. It also gives organizations an easy way to locate important image files for projects and campaigns.

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