Time is money. And when clients need you to select the perfect images from your extensive photo library, there’s a real-world cost attached to every delay. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone.
Photo asset management is a bottleneck for everyone from graphic designers and corporate marketing teams to the world's best ad agencies. And it’s not just about how fast you can find the right image assets. You also need to think about how you organize your photo library, different types of image search, and the best ways to manage metadata.
When it comes to pictures and image assets, file management is supposed to feel effortless. But in reality, organizing, cataloging, and searching your collection can feel overwhelming. And while cleaning up your growing photo library might feel daunting, the alternative is unthinkable. Because new business won’t wait.
Think of Portfolio as your digital photo organizer, image search tool, and digital asset database all rolled into one. Portfolio gives you everything you need to organize, catalog, and search your photo library. No matter what challenges you face with photo organization, we’ve seen them all and solved them in Portfolio.
Image search is the secret sauce of every great digital photo organizer. If your photo database is a map of all your image assets, then your search functionality is your GPS.
And without an accurate GPS, it’s almost impossible to find what you need.
Portfolio’s search capabilities let you find any image in seconds, even if your catalog contains millions of assets. And you don’t even have to know the name of the image or when it was created. With Portfolio, it’s easy to set filters so your search results are relevant, meaningful, and fast.
The right image search tool is only as good as your metadata. But improving this aspect of photo file management can quickly take on a life of its own.
And it’s usually not quantity of metadata that’s a problem: it’s quality. Duplicate keywords, typos, very long keywords, and irrelevant metadata can cripple your search efforts before you even get started. Worse, if anyone on your team can add new metadata to your system, then everyone will have a harder time finding the right images when it’s crunch time.
Portfolio makes photo management easier than ever before. With just a few clicks, you can tag image assets with smart keywords that have been chosen by Artificial Intelligence. Portfolio lets you manage admin rights so only certain members of your team can add, edit, or remove metadata. You can also customize which metadata fields show up for your team so they only see the details that matter.
When you have a powerful photo search tool backed up by the right metadata, that gives you more time to focus on what you do best: creating great work.
The best photo management software connects to the design tools you know and love. And that’s how it works with Portfolio and Adobe Creative Cloud. Drag and drop all major image file types from Portfolio into Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and other Creative Cloud applications.
Once you complete your edits you can move that image back into Portfolio with all metadata intact. This is how Portfolio keeps your team creative and productive without any tradeoffs.
Poor digital rights management can turn any photo library into a mine field. And if you don’t know whether or not you own the rights to a certain image, that will only make things more confusing.
Portfolio eliminates these doubts with automatic digital rights management. No more wondering if you can use a specific image in your next campaign. No more searching for proof that you own the rights and no more risk of liability. Ensure compliance and increase your team’s productivity with confidence.
If you want to leverage the full power of Portfolio, use our API to enhance your operations and build more efficient workflows. Portfolio’s API integrates directly with the rest of your technology stack. Here are a few examples of how you can get the most value out of your image database:
When your technology works better for your team, your team can do better work. Portfolio does all the heavy lifting so you can invent amazing assets and attract new clients.
Portfolio can turn your image asset management system into a profit center. Far more than a photo organizer, Portfolio allows you to quickly assign metadata, pinpoint the right image in seconds, and remove any chance of liability with automatic digital rights management.
Meet Portfolio, and discover what better photo management can do for you, your team, and your bottom line.
There’s a lot to consider when you’re looking at photo management software. But does your photo collection really need a digital asset management system? Complete our checklist to find out.