Repurpose any file

A Third Light digital media library helps you make practical use of your media – without requiring complex technical knowledge.

Our software comes with simple tools suited to users with little experience in media editing. Crop, resize, and recolor files without compromising originals. Add watermarks to protect your brand. Edit and use your files within your content management systems – all without leaving the library.

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Convert files: Crop, resize, recolor

One of the most popular and important features of the Third Light software is its powerful capabilities in editing and converting files for new purposes.

Imagine the effort involved in extracting an image from a PDF, changing its size, and loading it for use on your website. For many, this process usually involves asking a graphics professional for help.

In a Third Light library, instead of using complex desktop software to edit your files, you can convert the files manually, or automatically in batches – all without leaving the workspace:

  • Change a file’s resolution (eg. convert from 300 dpi to 72 dpi)
  • Change a file’s color space (eg. RGB to CYMK)
  • Change from one file format to another (eg. Reduce a high-resolution TIFF file down to a web-sized JPEG)
  • Resize and crop files (eg. extract an image from a PDF to use on the web)

Protect master files – free your creativity

Your Third Light library will always protect your master files. Despite amendments to size, format, crop, color, or editing, the original file will always remain available. Feel free to encourage your team to be as creative as they want – you can move backwards through their changes at any time.

No specialists required

A Third Light library offers a realistic alternative to expensive desktop graphics packages, with a wide range of supported formats and special graphics settings made accessible to anyone.

Defend your brand with watermarks and rules

The Third Light system can also protect your files from unauthorised reuse by adding watermarks, setting resolution limits, and protecting your files from stitching tools (which ‘stick’ images together).

What’s more, with the advanced user settings of the Third Light system, you can be sure that your users download only pre-approved, compliant materials for corporate documents, presentations, or webpages.

Integrate with Content Management Systems and creative software

Ready-made plugins for Third Light libraries can be connected with your Content Management Systems (CMS), including Drupal and WordPress. Work within your home CMS and access the images and files stored in your Third Light library, automatically. No downloading and uploading, no minding the gap between platforms. Work across both platforms, simultaneously.

Similarly, free plugins let you browse and open files in Third Light directly from Adobe Creative Suite using Bridge, PhotoShop and InDesign. Export tools for Apple Aperture and Adobe Lightroom allow RAW workflows to push content directly to your Third Light site.

Learn more about our Standard, Premium, or Enterprise libraries, or try the Premium Edition Trial today – for free.

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