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Pricing that works for your organisation.

LightRocket has been a reliable and cost effective solution for us. We also love the yearly upgrades and have found their support team to be helpful and responsive.

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A bespoke price based on your organisation’s needs.

Feature rich and customisable.


  1. Add your own branding (including branded emails) 

  2. Customize homepage design – no LightRocket branding 

  3. Almost any file type accepted (photos, videos, audio files, pdf, .doc, .ppt, .xls, .psd, .ai and many more. Most unsupported file types added without charge 

  4. Comprehensive advanced search filters at front and back end to facilitate accurate file retrieval (with option to search by keyword, within the description field, within a folder or across all folders, by contributor name or by file name plus many other filters)
  5. Regular upgrades built into license 

  6. Personalised support and expert consultancy built into license 

  7. Secure Linux operating platform
  8. Intuitive interface design combined with comprehensive professional tools 

  9. Flexible hosting and storage options – payable directly with no surcharges 

  10. Multi-browser support means system can be accessed and used everywhere 

  11. Automated back-ups and disaster recovery

  12. Virtual lightboxes for selections that can be securely shared, printed and downloaded 

  13. Built-in Tour feature enabling new user to quickly learn the platform 

  14. Dedicated support page with FAQs and video tutorials


  1. Optional dual factor authentication for added security 

  2. Identify staff/external users 

  3. Detailed advanced search filters allow for search by user type, group, join date, status and more 

  4. Easy to switch user roles 

  5. Configurable user types 

  6. Suspend and delete users with no risk to data (files from deleted user accounts automatically transferred to admin to avoid accidental loss) 

  7. Single user sign-on (SSO) synchronization (LDAP/SAML) 

  8. Delegate editing and publishing roles to ‘publishing editors’  

  9. Email selected users (individually or as a group) directly from the platform with complete email history  

  10. Create user groups for emailing or contributor management 

  11. Fine tune user registration – automatic registration, email validation or admin approval only 


  1. Integration with Google analytics, complete with easy-to-view data display 

  2. Dashboard overview showing key system data and weekly changes 

  3. Export CSV reports from user management and download follow up pages 

  4. Track downloads with customizable optional automated email reminders to all who download from the platform 

  5. Full system download history (with user name, date, email contact and usage details) 

  6. Cumulative usage history visible for all downloaded files, to avoid duplicate usage and drive production strategy 


  1. Unique professional hierarchical keyword thesaurus with 40,000 terms including use-fors and alternate terms for rich tagging 

  2. Add and modify your own thesauri 

  3. Set license type (Under license / wholly owned) 

  4. Indicate if files are digitally manipulated 

  5. Auto complete when searching thesaurus terms, across multiple thesauri 

  6. Ability to add, replace or remove tags/keywords batches of files 

  7. Ability to add or replace text to Caption/Description field for batches of files 

  8. Status icons show completion status for key file information fields 

  9. A unique LightRocket ‘visibility meter’ designed to encourage users to complete recommended metadata fields (the more fields that are completed, the more ‘visible’ the file becomes) 

  10. Edit preferred files by ranking them, up to 5 stars  

  11. Configurable drop down country lists 

  12. Standard IPTC and XMP fields with ability to add custom fields if required Standard IPTC and XMP fields with ability to add custom fields if required 

  13. Specific relevant fields (shot list/script) automatically loaded for video files 


  1. Privacy filters restrict access to selected files 

  2. Make files searchable (published) with a single click 

  3. Recall files instantly 

  4. Comprehensive consent form management feature 

  5. Configurable access levels defined to match your organisation’s need 

  6. Set expiry dates for view/download rights Set expiry dates for view/download rights 

  7. Review users’ download requests prior to granting rights 

  8. Thumbnails right-click protect 

  9. File and copyright information embedded in all download files (provided it has been added) 

  10. Customisable watermarks, added automatically and easily updatable 

  11. Config settings to allow/block preview downloads 

  12. Config setting to allow non-logged in downloads and optional download request form display 


  1. Drag and drop uploader makes uploading files easy and intuitive 

  2. FTP upload with automatic import into archive 

  3. Folder structure maintained from FTP import 

  4. Drag files between folders 

  5. Create, name/rename folders and sub folders in standard tree structure 

  6. Create, manage, categorise and publish virtual galleries 

  7. Highlight ‘editors’ pick’ galleries 

  8. Drag and drop files within galleries to adjust sequencing 

  9. Editable categories for galleries (with drag and drop feature for re-ordering galleries) 

  10. Dedicated protected folders for FTP imports and deleted files 

  11. Deleted files held for 48 hours with option to restore  

  12. Detailed sort options by date uploaded, date created, rating, most viewed (front end), filename, ISO rating, file size, largest aspect.  

  13. Zoomable thumbnails for easy viewing 

  14. Filter to identify duplicate uploads 

  15. Turn hover previews on and off and set the number of thumbnails displayed per page 

  16. Ability to select display thumbnail for videos 

  17. Admins can add notes/comments to contributor folders 

  18. Rotate files to correct/change file orientation 

  19. Existing file information imported on upload and editable within platform 

  20. Review/restore original metadata even after changes 

  21. Copy and paste selected file information to multiple files  

  22. Export metadata to CSV for edit and re-import to corresponding files 

  23. Admins can access file editing tools from front end and back end 


  1. Send files securely via private links with options to re-size files and downloads or viewing only 

  2. Send files securely to FTP sites – with ability to re-size files and save frequently used FTP addresses 

  3. Share files (for viewing and/or download) with pre-defined user groups (such as media contacts) 

  4. Copy link option from previews for quick sharing  

  5. Configurable social media sharing. You choose which channels 

  6. Share virtual galleries   

  7. RESTful API technology allowing media library platform pages to be displayed via 3rd party platforms 

  8. Ability to embed gallery slideshows in other web platforms for CMS solutions (system generates embed code) 

  9. Ability to securely share single files or virtual lightboxes by email (with embedded thumbnails displayed in email). 

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