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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What our clients are saying

  • "Our Third Light server is a colossal resource, with more media being added daily. I consider it like having another member on the team. I don't know how we got on without it."

    George Lah-Anyane, Senior Graphic Designer, Coventry University
  • "It very easy for people to find what they're looking for. Our customer service calls have greatly decreased since implementing the Third Light server."

    Shawna Cronan, Digital Media Manager, Compassion International
  • "Publishing files directly to social media or to unique URL's, creating Lightboxes and quickly distributing event links are just some of the ways to utilize this powerful yet simple tool! "

    Dani Machlis, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • "Third Light saves us hours of searching and sorting through pictures. The system is intuitive to use, and gives us excellent control over how images are used. "

    Rebecca Bowerman, Anglia Ruskin University
  • "The Third Light software offers all the features we wanted (and more!) and we've been pleasantly surprised at how quick and easy it is to upload images."

    Elyssa Campbell-Barr, National Union of Teachers