Centralize

Bring everything together and finally discover the convenience of a single, definitive library for all your files. No more missing files – just one, simple to use and secure portal for all your users.

Bring all of your organization’s files together in one place

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Connect your creative and marketing teams in one solution

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Professional, intuitive user interface works in all browsers across every platform

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Audit log and records available in one place

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Browse thumbnails, watch or listen to previews without downloading original media

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Built with agencies in mind: multiple instances on one server

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Configurable user self-registration forms

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Delegate administration to departmental groups

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Eliminate physical copies, CD-ROMs, USB sticks, and over-sized email attachments

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Free migration from your existing network drive or legacy system

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Manage copyright records in one place

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Match your organization with user or group roles to restrict read access, edit access, uploads

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No per-user costs – unlimited so you can add your team, your customers and your suppliers

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Use your own branding

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Upload your logo and we’ll instantly generate a matching color scheme

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Use your own domain name

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Find your files by searching against tags – it's a simple and clear way to find files when you're in a hurry.

Intelligent search engine for XMP, IPTC, Exif, and more

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Set up your own metadata fields

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Add dropdowns, dates, trees, taxonomies, and checkbox metadata

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Visual feedback and search suggestions when searches can be refined - just click, no more typing

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Add metadata to marked sections of videos

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Administrators can set metadata requirements for new uploads

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Batch editing tools – set metadata quickly on a range of files

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Cascading metadata – sub-folders inherit metadata to save you time

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Controlled vocabulary support to reduce metadata sprawl and improve consistency

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Filter search results by file size

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Graph of popular searches

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Highly configurable – design your own layout, sort ordering, metadata

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Search by landscape, square, or portrait orientation

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View images on maps using GPS data

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Search by location (automatically tags cities and countries based on GPS data)

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Search within a specified distance to find more images from the same area

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Selectively hide or reveal metadata seen by users

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Smart Folders – stored searches using any number of fields

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Share

Get your files to the person who needs them quickly, using Third Light to share even the largest files with a click.

Eliminate physical copies, CD-ROMs, USB sticks, and over-sized email attachments

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Share using tamper-proof links to files

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Share video as links to branded landing pages

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Never, ever create heavy email attachments

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Dropbox Module to synchronise cloud content

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File Server Module allowing network drive access: Make Third Light your “T: drive”

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Stream, edit, and publish videos in major formats

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Mark or take clips from videos – share just the section you want

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Share to Facebook and Twitter directly

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Collaborate

Work more closely with your team, your suppliers, and your customers by inviting them to log in to Third Light.

Connect your creative and marketing teams in one solution

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Add revisions and versioning for files or metadata

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Assign a contributor’s uploads to specific person for approval

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Block accidental use by setting expiry dates

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Stop files being used too soon by setting embargo dates

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Detailed record-keeping of who uploaded or changed files

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Detect and intercept duplicates using visual matching the instant they are uploaded

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Delegate administration to departmental groups

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Link files together – make connections that relate files conveniently

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Discuss lightboxes in real-time multi-user chats

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Supports multi-lingual translation (per user or group)

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Send all new files to an administrator for approval

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View visually similar files in one click – using automated duplicate/similar image detection

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Work directly with your clients and suppliers from a rich media library experience

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Integrate

Connect with other platforms to unlock hidden potential. Have you ever wished your website had a media library more like Third Light?

Extensive, documented JSON API – used by Third Light’s own developers

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Excellent native upload tools for Windows and MacOS, free

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Free app for Apple iOS – full support for the latest mobile devices and iPads

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Free Developer Exchange for sharing code and ideas

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FTPS (secure FTP) support for secure connectivity with legacy services

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Plugins for Adobe Creative Suite (access from Bridge)

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Generic Content Management System (CMS) plugin – open source

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SharePoint media library plugin (Office 365)

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WordPress media library plugin – open source

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Drupal media library plugin – open source

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Active Directory LDAP authentication

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OpenID authentication

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Shibboleth authentication

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SAML2 authentication

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Template language for editing any part of the user interface

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WebDAV support

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Re-use

Re-use your master files, and create new variations at the click of a button. Third Light helps you get perfect results without specialist tools.

View videos on PC, Mac, iPad – HTML5 with no plugins

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Avoid installing expensive, complex tools: no plugins, just view and download what you need

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Change from RGB to CYMK – and between ICC profiles – easily

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Change regular images directly into PDF or EPS

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Change vector artwork to images – eg. PDF to JPEG

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Convert images to or from any common format

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Crop images to a specific size or ratio using presets or draggable areas

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Quick download preset categories – popular sizes and formats in a configurable drop-down list

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Resize and resample images – eg. Change to 300 DPI

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Store one high resolution source, and download smaller web versions when you need them

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Transcode videos from WMV, MPEG, AVI and more – download the format and size you need

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Technical specifications

At every stage, Third Light systems are designed to be reliable, secure, and efficient.

AES256 encryption of sensitive data such as passwords

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Built with IPV4 and IPV6 in mind

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Documentation for installing on hardware, Amazon EC2, Microsoft Azure, VMWare, Xen…

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Monitors RAID arrays and alerts on failures

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No legacy Java plugins or Adobe Flash

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No snooping – uses HTTPS (TLS 1.2) for all traffic by default

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PCI DSS security standard – protecting you and your data at every step

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Run multiple licenses on one server (graphical management suite)

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Secure by default, with built-in firewall and careful default OS hardening

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Third Light cannot access your site without your approval

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Tier 4 data center hosting: high security and reliability

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Uses convenient storage pools – easy to add or remove storage without rebooting

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WebDAV support

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Works on modern Intel Xeon servers

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Professional quality software

When you purchase a system from Third Light, you are investing in a system built for serious business users.

A passionate Support team providing unlimited email help

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Consistently rated 5-stars on TrustPilot by our clients

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Conveniently packaged regular software and security updates

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Free capacity planning: We’ll help you plan for your initial deployment and future growth

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Free migration from your existing network drive or legacy system

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Never have to worry about patching, upgrading, or replacing your software: simple one-click updates

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No metering. We only charge for storage

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No per-user costs – unlimited so you can add your team, your customers and your suppliers

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Nothing is outsourced: All of our software and services are in-house

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Off-site backups every day to a standby data center

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On-site deployment or remote hands

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On-site training workshops

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Telephone support

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Telephone training workshops

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Tested and proven under heavy loads at intensive media events

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Zero Maintenance design principle, no vendor lock-ins

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File formats

Third Light servers can store any file of any kind, but they have extra functionality with common media types (especially images, graphics files, and videos). Here is a summary of the file formats.

Store any file, in any format (recognizes popular file types, stores anything)

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Layered PhotoShop PSD files

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Load InDesign, Illustrator, and other Creative Suite formats

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Photos – JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, BMP, JPEG-2000, PSD, SVG, EPS, PS and many more

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Documents – PDF, TXT, DOC, XLS, PPT, OpenOffice/LibreOffice, ZIP, TTF, OTF, DMG and more…

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Sounds – MPEG, MP3, WAV, OGG, AAC, WMA and more…

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Videos – MPEG, WMV, MOV, AVI, FLV, RM, M4V, H264/MP4, Avid, Ogg, H263 and more…

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Support for 16-bit color depth, eg. TIFF files

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Support for RAW files (vendor-specific types and DNG)

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Writes fully-compliant metadata back to files after editing – IPTC, XMP

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