About Third Light

Third Light is a digital asset management solution that helps users manage images, videos and other documents in a centralized workplace. The solution is designed for different industry professionals such as marketers, IT teams, scientists, engineers and retailers.

Third Light helps to manage file uploading, editing and downloading. The split-pane view function helps users view and move files from one pane to another using a drag-and-drop tool. Users can publish content on the portal using templates for designing layouts, landing pages and more.

The solution is priced on an annual subscription basis, which includes support via phone and email.


Supported Operating System(s):

Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10

21 Reviews of Third Light

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.76 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(17)

17

4 stars

(3)

3

3 stars

(1)

1

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1 stars

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Showing 1 - 5 of 21 results

October 2018

Mercy from Ellen G. White Estate Branch Office at Adventist University of Africa

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Libraries

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2018

The light is the Third Light IMS

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.

April 2015

Eric from Historic Images

Time Used: Free Trial

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

April 2015

A solid asset management platform

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

Replied April 2015

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)

March 2015

Dani from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Time Used: Free Trial

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

March 2015

Look no further than Third Light IMS for a fantastic DAM solution!

If you are searching for a complete digital asset management system, look no further than IMS. We have been using IMS enterprise version installed locally on our servers for just over 4 years and I can say with certainty that it has completely changed the way our organization works with images. Countless hours that I used to spend weekly distributing images by email and discs can now be devoted to creating more images. With close to 100 user accounts customized to specific needs and the ease of sharing images with non registered users, IMS delivers results daily. It couldn't be easier to search for and share images. Downloading at any size needed is simple with the "download" wizard. Publishing files directly to social media or to unique URL's, creating lightboxes and quickly distributing password protected event links are just some of the ways to utilize this powerful yet simple tool! Customer service and technical support are second to none, efficient and personal . Emails are responded to within a couple of hours and even the rare technical issue is always dealt with swiftly and professionally. Feature suggestions are always considered and often implemented in periodic updates (applicable with one click by the system administrator). Other than my user experience, I know that my main system users are thrilled with the system. I've even received emails from our IT people saying how professional the Third Light IT team is when their help is needed. Overall - this is an excellent product backed by a great team of developers, staff and support!

Response from Third Light

Replied March 2015

Dear Dani, It's been a great experience working with you at the University - we've really benefitted from your expert insights and feedback. Working with you closely on new features has been very effective and we are very keen to keep pushing all the right buttons - and saving you time! Thanks again for the very kind review. Best wishes Michael (Founder of Third Light)

March 2015

Barb from Pittsburgh Penguins

Time Used: Free Trial

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Customer support

4.0

March 2015

Third Light Keeps Us Organized

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

Replied March 2015

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)

March 2015

Hanne from MarkedsPartner AS

Time Used: Free Trial

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

5.0

March 2015

Safe, fast, flexible and time-saving

We have been using Third Light IMS for more than three years in our company. In our opinion, IMS offers a user-friendly, safe and cost-efficient online mediabase for companies of all sizes. We are a digital marketing agency, and we use IMS both for our own needs and on behalf of clients. IMS helps us store, organize, share, find and edit media files of all kinds. We especially like the dynamic, faceted search functionality and the very powerful way in which IMS uses metadata. We have also integrated IMS with two different content management systems CMSs that we use. Together with the developers at Third Light we have developed a picker inside the CMS that allows editors to browse and search their way to right picture, select it, and then dynamically crop and format the image to fit the CMS templates. All of this is done without creating copies of the original image, even if the original is a 50 Mb CMYK TIF file. This gives the advantage of consistent use of images on websites and in other applications, and it saves a lot of time which was previously spent editing, versioning, downloading, organizing and uploading. Our clients are happy to be able to control this entire process themselves - with only a single version of all images in one place, and without the need for any knowledge of image editing software.

Response from Third Light

Replied March 2015

Dear Hanne, Thanks for the great overview of your use of Third Light. Integrating IMS with your CMS solution is a perfect way to make the most of the graphics engine (as well as being pretty simple to do with the Javascript plugin). I wish you good luck bringing DAM to more of your clients, and thank you for your detailed and interesting review! Best wishes Michael (Founder of Third Light)