Libris Software


Libris by PhotoShelter is a cloud-based digital asset managemnt solution for businesses in many industries. Users can upload, organize and share digital assets such as photos, videos and more, with no limit on asset size.

Users can upload files from hard drives, servers, cameras or mobile devices. Users can invite an unlimited number of contributors to the account. Assets can also be shared between accounts in cases of collaboration with other users who have existing accounts. Administrators can set custom permissions to allow specific individuals and groups access to only the files they need.

Metadata for all uploaded files is automatically added and saved, and can be edited by users. Users can creat custom metadata tags. Users can also upload office files such as spreadsheets and text documents to Libris. Libris's library supports a nested folder structure for organizing visual galleries.

Libris is priced on a per-year subscription basis.



126 Reviews of Libris

Overall rating

4.60 / 5 stars

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January 2019

Benjamin from Youth Villages

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

Photo Archive and Streamlined Approach

Customer support has been excellent; I got key information to our creative department the same day they inquired about a feature, and I received the email response with the hour.

Pros

Libris is more intuitive than our previous digital asset manager

Cons

We had a little trouble exporting and reattaching metadata from our previous digital asset manager, but this trouble was due to the previous asset manager (not Libris).

December 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Create Your Own Stock Photo Site

We have a large team that all need to access photos, and Libris is the perfect way to put them all into one easily searchable place.

Pros

I love the flexibility of the keywording system. Whether you keyword the photos in Lightroom, Aperture, or directly in Libris, everything is recognized and works just like you would expect.

Cons

The site is sometimes slow to load collections or searches that contain a large amount of images.

December 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Great for managing my outward-facing photo library

Pros

A lot of useful features and it is easy to set up for people to be able to view photo collections.

Cons

The price point was staggering so I didn't stick with it.

July 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2 of 5

Value for money

2 of 5

Customer support

2 of 5

Functionality

1 of 5

July 2018

My overall experience is pretty poor.

Pros

I feature where you can share galleries with specific people by email is very nice. Although the interface for it could be better.

Cons

The interface is the most inefficient. I would love it if more things were accessible with fewer clicks (ie key shortcuts or a right click mouse menu). The gallery pages refresh constantly without warning which makes me lose the selections I have on images.

July 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

2 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

July 2018

May not be the best solution for your money

Pros

This software allows you to catalog large quantities of photography and for and additional fee video. The ability for others to view and request photography is great.

Cons

Unless you are selling your photography, and even if you are, there are likely much more economically solutions to your needs. We continue to use it due to an agreement we have, but likely would not choose this again if we needed a new solution.

July 2018

Daniela from Nostromo Magazine

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

July 2018

I like the organization and its capacities

This software has helped me to organize my photo gallery and also all my work in an efficient way

Pros

I think this software is ideal for organizing photos, it's very easy to use for all users and has many excellent options. I can also share other types of files like as documents or videos without size limit.

Cons

First, Its price is high and second, sometimes it can be a bit confusing for any users. Especially when they want to download files, I think it should be a little easier.

May 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

May 2018

Great for creating and managing photo albums that I share with others

Great for sharing and adding to photo albums that I share with my friends and colleagues!

Pros

I like how easy to use the platform is. Its ease of use allows others to use and upload additional content to the albums that I share with them.

Cons

The pricing can be a bit off-putting to some, but it wasn't too bad for when I started using the platform.

March 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

2 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

2 of 5

March 2018

Overall, Libris Photoshelter is a very simple software that can provide an easy consumer experience.

If all you want is a software to hold images on, this is great. It does not have any dynamic features.

Pros

I like the ability to upload a mass amount of videos. Most softwares have a cap, but Libris Photoshelter does not. I also like the customization that you are given to order your images in each gallery.

Cons

I do not like that you cannot customize the orders of the collections. They appear alphabetically which is not the most successful strategy for our brand.

February 2018

Jin from 911 memorial and museum

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

February 2018

Life saver! Incredible work flow capability, seamless operation and ease of use within the organizat

Pros

User friendly environment. A site with desktop features with multiple browser support and OS platform.

Cons

There is no downside with photoshelter. The unlimited storage for pro users is key. Wish there is better support for video.

November 2017

Ashley from Western Carolina University

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

November 2017

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

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. They are having to download the images first and use Adobe Bridge to connect. It also does not allow designers to drag and drop images when they just want to see how something might look in a quick and easy format unlike other programs.

September 2017

Brace from Minnesota Twins

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

September 2017

So far, so good. Great asset to our digital archive .

My job is much easier, simple as that. It aids myself, but more importantly, aids our front office to access our digital archive in a much quicker and timely manner, especially when away from the office setting.

Pros

The ability to have our entire archive accessible 24/7 through a website and the ease of use in sending photos at any time of the day. Our front office is using photos in a more timely manner and the search function has aided their endeavor for photos rather that our previous method of going through folder-by-folder on a server.

Cons

That there is no app available yet for mobile devices. Working in sports and the need for immediate access to photos, a mobile app is almost a necessity. Once an app is created, that will immensely help our workflow as a team.

September 2017

Ashley from Washington Nationals

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

September 2017

Easy to use, navigate, and collaborate

Pros

Photoshelter has a great navigation structure that enables you to easily sort, navigate, and find the exact assets you're looking for. We can customize how we archive our photos, which is a huge help. The search function has numerous options that allow you to be as broad or specific as you desire. Additionally, the capabilities to limit who can see which photo sets and to track who downloads what provides brand security.

Cons

Preview images can take a while to load, although I'm not sure if that originates on with our IT infrastructure of Photoshelter's. Additionally, unless you are using an iMac, the metadata and gallery panels take up a substantial portion of your screen, limiting how many photos you can view at a time.

September 2017

Ricardo from City Gear, LLC

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

September 2017

I'm Loving the Organization Factor

Pros

It allows us to be as organized to the highest degree. Which is something that we need. I haven't fully experienced everything about Libris, but I am certainly looking forward to using going on. It also makes it easier for me to get photos from the photographers when they are out of the office, (more than likely shooting something new). But it allows me access without them having to essentially hand deliver me photos to use.

Cons

Sometimes the organization can be a hindrance. Having to go through extra steps just because of how organized it is. I'm not a huge fan of having to given permission to everything. I had a problem that every time I needed to get something I had to be given permissions or something. EVERY TIME i tried to get a file. But that was corrected.

September 2017

Jeremy from Cornell University

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

September 2017

Libris has provided a product with nearly unlimited potential in digital asset management

The creation of a Digital Library has allowed us to modernize and organize our digital assets, turning more than 125 years of history out of file folders and onto the web. The ability for researchers, alumni, fans, family and friends to find information that otherwise be hidden away will and has been a major advancement for our program.

Pros

Libris and Photoshelter's outward facing interface allowed for the creation of the Cornell Athletics Digital Library, allowing alumni, friends and fans access to this digital repository of Big Red history. Photos can be viewed for free or purchased for posterity. Video clips, game stories, newspaper clippings and more will be available for viewing and downloading.

It is both easy to navigate on the front end and simple to manage and search on the back end. it's upload and download time and quick send options also allow us to easily manage our media relations functions.

Cons

Batch downloading can sometimes be a challenge when needing things between nested folders, but that's a user problem. Software really has everything we need.

August 2017

Nick from Photo Start

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

August 2017

Libris is essential to our non-profit and even more enjoyable because it is so easy to use!

Pros

It is very user-friendly and takes organization to a whole new level. It is so easy to go in and locate archived photos or videos in just a few simple clicks! There is no other software like it on the market.

Cons

There are very few cons when it comes to Libris. The only thing I can think of off the top of my head is that it is a little bland and slightly interface, although not sure how much they can liven it up without sacrificing the software's efficiency.

August 2017

JILL from UNT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

August 2017

Major Time saver for our department---easy to use and intuitive.

ORGANIZED Photo archive for large campus. Easily share photos with team

Pros

I love that I can easily create folders and upload photos to share with members of our team here on campus. I love that Libris is user friendly and has amazing customer support.

Cons

One thing that I would like to have added is an easier way to share photos with those who do NOT have a Libris acct. When I send out a link to photos outside of our team some have a hard time access with the password etc...

August 2017

Katie from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

August 2017

Very intuitive software and for the things you don't understand, customer support assists you

A more simplified digital asset management process with over 100,000 assets without being completely overwhelmed and a friendly account representative that I could email anytime if I had any issues, concerns, etc.

Pros

How intuitive it is - I set up a training session just to familiarize myself with the software with the assistance of customer support and he was extremely helpful, though most of it naturally made so much sense!

Cons

I wish I could rearrange items/edit metadata on photos while I was uploading others but it's a hazard of the trade so I understand why this is not feature

August 2017

David from Photo Start

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

August 2017

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

Pros

Centralized content management platform. Can be used in more ways than just as a repository. We can utilize it going both directions for our class program.

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.

August 2017

Charles from Photo Start

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

August 2017

Incredible, easy to use, great content management

Libris is great it allows us to manage all of our content from anywhere in the world. Additionally, we are able to segment out to different partners.

Pros

- Easy to use
- Tutorials
- Accessibility from multiple remote locations
- Segmentation of libraries

Cons

- Libris is great, but we have trouble accessing all of our content via a mobile solution; it is not easy to download and post our videos

August 2017

Will from Photo Start

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

August 2017

Very easy to tag, use

Pros

I primarily search and tag images and I have found that to be very easy to do in Libris. It is easy to categorize, file, and send images to my coworkers.

Cons

It holds so many photos that it takes me a long time to go through everything! That's a pretty good problem to have though.