Digital asset management for arts & heritage organizations

When you have a hundred stories to tell and little time to do it in, Chorus controls and organizes your valuable media - and gives your teams the smart tools to turn it into a steady flow of content.

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  • "Third Light is a sound platform with the best customer and technical support of any software I've used. This shouldn't be understated! It's what any software should be... but I've struggled in my 8+ years to find DAM software that actually works properly. Third Light Support is always responsive, extremely knowledgable, and can provide both technical and creative solutions."

    Matthew - Digital Asset Manager - G2Crowd Review
  • "When we needed an off the shelf digital platform for sharing our photography we picked Thirdlight. In the 10 years since we've been able to grow and expand our service with ease. Over that whole period I can't remember having any downtime at all and any issues were addressed with speed. Being able to access all the different features of the Thirdlight product without incurring any developer or project management cost has left us able to focus on delivering our core offering."

    Jon - 50-1000 employees business user - G2 Review
  • "We took the decision to use Third Light as our digital asset management tool for all our websites and digital products. It offered flexibility of use at a very good price. "

    Oliver Davies, Head of Digital, UKTV
  • "The feature of the Third Light system that we most use is its programming interface (API). We use Third Light library tools without leaving our own customised Django CMS."

    Oliver Davies, Head of Digital Delivery, UKTV
  • "Third Light helps us store, organize, share, find and edit media files of all kinds. We especially like the dynamic, faceted search functionality and the very powerful metadata system."

    Hanne Marthinsen, Web Editor, MarkedsPartner AS
  • "As we've grown to over one million assets, I can confidently tell you that the queries are incredibly fast, responsive, and accurate. This is an IT implementation you won't regret. Third Light is extremely stable, highly scalable, and far exceeded our expectations. This support organization is the best I've dealt with in 20 years of IT, hands down. "

    Eric Newsome, Historic Images
  • "Third Light has made our digital media easily searchable and much more engaging. We are years ahead of where we were before them."

    The Pittsburgh Penguins
  • "The tool is very easy to use and has a super helpful online Google search-like manual that provides straightforward and to the point explanations. Compared to its competitors, the product seems to provide better value for less cost. It ticks all the boxes (and then some) when it comes to digital asset management. A very visual tool that allows you to store, edit, and share as a team."

    Energy sector user - G2 Review
  • "The flexibility to assign roles to various groups within the organisation and provide access accordingly. It fits perfectly with our requirements to have a secure platform that can cater to users within and outside the establishment."

    Administrator in Computer Software - Enterprise 1000+ employees - G2 Review
  • "The software is simple, well documented and intuitive. From our initial evaluation of Chorus to onboarding and getting everything set up, the Third Light team is clearly dedicated to the quality of their products and the success of their customers. Chorus is well designed from a user standpoint without being bloated with extra features. Instead of trying to do everything, it's streamlined and focused on how we operate day to day and what it does, it does well. With the additional API module we're able to run custom scripts and integrate it with our other workflows in clever ways."

    Russ - Senior Staff Environmental Artist - G2 Review

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How Chorus helps arts & heritage organizations

Managing external team members in Chorus

Collaborate beyond your team

No two projects are the same, so working with external contributors is common. With no cap on user numbers, adding a freelancer to a workspace with appropriate security levels means you've simply gained a team member.

Managing tagging and metadata - DAM search engine

Find, use and re-use your media

Times, places, subjects, items, ascension numbers, artist names… Chorus allows you to tailor a keyword structure to suit your unique needs. Less time is spent looking for assets, leaving more time to put them to work - and afterwards, usage notes are captured for next time.

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Gather and publish content that makes an impact

Finding timely content and driving engagement is easier than ever using smart search features. With curation and preparation workflows driven by built-in comments and cropping tools, teams can publish content across a whole suite of digital channels.

BAFTA case study

How Chorus helps BAFTA tell their stories

"We need to be able to deliver to our agencies efficiently on the night - so we need Chorus to give us a fast turnaround. I wouldn't be able to do my job without Chorus, not at all."

Claire Rees - Photography Director, BAFTA

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Frequently asked questions

DAM software in arts and heritage settings often looks like a database for archiving and retrieving files. Chorus goes further than this. We can help your teams gather and organize content for exhibitions and displays, engage with venues or prepare events and special media programmes. Chorus helps bring people and content together, and supports external consultants and freelancers. It's part of how you create and execute projects as well as a library.

Chorus starts with a standard template of metadata, which is based on IPTC. You can then extend this by adding text, keyword, drop-down and tree metadata as needed (and inside your site, you can vary who sees what according to various rules).

We read and write IPTC and Adobe XMP metadata, so when you move content into Chorus all your existing files will be tagged. If you tag them inside Chorus, the metadata will stay embedded inside those files in other systems, too. If you're not sure what this means, don't worry - you don't have to do anything, and it will just work!

Adding metadata helps bring order and structure to your content - but it can be daunting to do by hand. We can offer fast AI tagging help, either using general purpose tools such as Google Cloud Vision, or with specialists at Imagga, who offer a user-trainable system that can learn to tag subject matter that isn't as well known. Computer-generated tags can be kept separate from human-generated tags so you can use them selectively, too.

What does it cost?

We know that taking forward a great business case for engaging content is vitally important. We can give you plenty of help and meet those demands. We offer discounts for charities and have modular pricing for just the features you are planning to use.

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Need to get buy-in for a DAM?

No problem. We've written an eBook on how to create a strong business case for DAM which provides lots of useful tips and guidance to help you get the buy-in you need in your organization.

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