Send, share, and collaborate

One of the most valuable features of your Third Light digital media library is its ability to send and share files easily – especially when content is too large to attach to an email.

With Third Light, you can send files – regardless of size – via lightweight web-link, via a Lightbox, via Dropbox, or via social media. Get your files where they need to go.

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Send Lightboxes via web-links

To share groups of files with others – both internal and external users – a Third Light library uses Lightboxes. Lightboxes are groups of files that have been added to a temporary storage area (like a clipboard).

You can share a Lightbox with anyone, simply by sending them a link to it. Share with any number of others at the same time without having to download or replicate the files.

Just drag-and-drop the required file into the Lightbox and it is immediately available to everyone else who shares that Lightbox. The library sends email alerts with links to help accelerate collaboration.

Collaborate while sharing

Use Third Light’s Conversation feature to chat about Lightboxes and files with recipients, contributors, and stakeholders. Hold discussions and make decisions within the Lightbox itself. It's intuitive to combine the discussion with the delivery of the files, and Conversations produce records that stay in the system for review later.

Integrated with Dropbox

Already using Dropbox? Great news: You can share your Third Light library content conveniently with Dropbox whenever you want.

Dropbox is built into the heart of our product and doesn't need a fast network, since all of your content synchronizes directly between our servers and Dropbox, Inc.

Share via Twitter and Facebook

Pushing content directly to social channels is part of the Premium and Enterprise Editions of the Third Light library. For social media, you can prepare and post files directly to Twitter or Facebook, or make links to files that are easy to cut and paste into web pages, forums, and emails.

Protect your digital images

If you wish, you can protect your library and only offer low resolution preview images that are marked with a customised watermark graphic to deter those who might avoid the proper download procedures. Right-click counter-measures and specialist software protection of images ensures honest use of your pictures.

This system means there is no need for complicated post-production in PhotoShop, and Third Light can support selective watermarking only for those users where it is appropriate.

“The Third Light system has significantly improved the way we manage our digital media. It allows our users to search, share, and track digital files conveniently, and from any location.”

– Stuart Ford, Veolia Water, Australia.

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