About Third Light

Chorus from Third Light is a digital asset management system for creating, managing, sharing and publishing digital media assets. Designed specifically to enable team collaboration the software can be hosted locally on a clients own network, or managed by Third Light in the cloud. Upload and categorise media into folders, collections or smart collections and use Metadata to enable simple search and retrieval based on captions, keywords, location, time, date and much more. In addition, Spaces can be customized to mirror teams workflow preferences and adopt desired corporate branding.

Chorus also facilitates collaboration by packaging built-in file edit and conversion tools, while applying version controls, access rules and user tracking. Administrators can monitor how the system and assets are being used via a secure audit trail, while resting assured of automated backups and system updates. Advanced features are introduced across three account versions, with Chorus available in Base, Plus and Data Center editions. With storage capacity from 1TB and latterly unlimited as an outright license, extra features such as workflow management, approval, duplication detection and in-library messaging are added.

Key benefits of Third Light

  • Spaces are a completely fresh concept that provide virtual departments and project teams with seamless collaboration, where users can upload, download, search, tag and share more easily than you’ve ever done before.
  • Secure, branded, professional publishing - Chorus makes it easy to publish whole libraries and folders via themed branded portals. They’re not just beautiful, but also designed for heavy loads and flash crowds.
  • As an outright license - the Data Center Edition enables clients to deploy Chorus wherever they wish, and offers unlimited, localized storage.
  • Workflow and approvals - the workflow dashboard brings together requests and provides quick, effective review and approval between users and managers.
  • Every Chorus site comes with our highly-regarded Account Management Plus service, giving you peace of mind that an expert is on hand to help. For custom development work and integration help, you have the option of approaching Third Light Professional Services for specialised consultancy.
  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    Australia, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, United States

    Supported Languages

    English

    Images

    A beautiful, clean and functional interface
    Easily discoverable Admin tools
    Simple, granular searching
    Including searching by color
    Asset preview and rich metadata (including auto-tagging)
    Share with multiple users - with the flexibility to give each recipient different usage permissions
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    Features

    Total features of Third Light: 56

    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Accounting
    • Active Directory Integration
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Applications Management
    • Approval Process Control
    • Artwork Management
    • Asset Categorization
    • Asset Library
    • Asset Sharing
    • Audit Trail
    • Automatic Backup
    • Brand Guidelines
    • CMS Integration
    • Change Management
    • Client Management
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Collections Management
    • Content Library
    • Custom Development
    • Customizable Branding
    • Customizable Fields
    • Data Extraction
    • Data Replication
    • Digital Asset Management
    • Document Storage
    • Duplicate Detection
    • Event Logs
    • File Conversion
    • File Sharing
    • File Transfer
    • Full Text Search
    • GPS
    • Image Editing
    • Image Library
    • Metadata Management
    • Mobile App
    • Multi-Location
    • Multiple Output Formats
    • Multiple User Accounts
    • Project Management
    • Projections
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • SSL Security
    • Search/Filter
    • Secure Data Storage
    • Secure Login
    • Single Sign On
    • Social Media Integration
    • Tagging
    • Third Party Integrations
    • User Management
    • Version Control
    • Video Support
    • Workflow Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,8 /5
    (24)
    Value for Money
    4,8/5
    Features
    4,8/5
    Ease of Use
    4,6/5
    Customer Support
    4,9/5

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    Mercy C.
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    • Industry: Libraries
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    The light is the Third Light IMS

    Reviewed on 2018/10/12

    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.

    Amber D.
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    • Industry: Environmental Services
    • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    A fond farewell

    Reviewed on 2020/06/16

    Our rep [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] was phenomenal. He was always a pleasure to work with. He was...

    Our rep [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] was phenomenal. He was always a pleasure to work with. He was kind and very caring. We enjoyed working with him and will miss him terribly

    Pros

    The software was a great tool and we were grateful to have it.

    Cons

    End users seem to have trouble navigating the site.

    Response from Third Light

    Dear Amber,
    Thank you for such a positive 5 star review! We appreciate you recognising the personal support provided by our Customer Success team too.
    Best wishes,
    The Third Light Team

    Barb P.
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    Third Light Keeps Us Organized

    Reviewed on 2015/03/23

    In the four years we have been using the Third Light asset management system, it has been very...

    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

    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)

    Eric N.
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    A solid asset management platform

    Reviewed on 2015/04/01

    I don't often give all 5 stars, so I will elaborate a bit on the ratings. We currently manage just...

    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

    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)

    Esme M.
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    • Industry: Education Management
    • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Thirdlight review

    Reviewed on 2020/06/03

    Pros

    Thirdlight is very intuitive and so incredibly easy to use and if you do ever get stuck with anything the customer support is second to none. The software has changed the way our marketing team use images and has made everyones lives a lot easier. It's a revelation having all images in one place and searchable. As the university photographer I used to get lots of requests that consisted of academics looking to source images and now people can search for what they need and I'm freed up to focus on creating more content.

    Cons

    As there's different ways you can set up the software it'd be good to see more examples of how industries are using it. When I first set up our image library I put spaces within spaces and it made things very confusing with permissions further down the line, I've since changed the spaces within the spaces into folders.

    Response from Third Light

    Dear Esme,
    Thanks for this super review - we do appreciate your feedback about how intuitive Chorus is! And we're so grateful for your kind words about our customer support too.
    Best wishes,
    The Third Light Team

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    Third Light offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: £4 999,00/year
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    30-day free trial available Base pricing for packages as follows Chorus: £4999 per year with 1TB storage - additional storage £1575 per 1TB/year Data Center Edition (Licensed version): £14999 single payment then £3,000 annually

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    Third Light has the following typical customers:

    2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

    Third Light supports the following languages:

    English

    Third Light supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    Third Light integrates with the following applications:

    Content Hub, Drupal, WordPress

    Third Light offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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