Digital Asset Management / Sharing System
March 12, 2013 11:45 AM Subscribe
Looking for suggestions and recommendations for a way to share files with customers, contractors and satellite offices.
I inherited an old website from 2007 that is used to post creative assets such as AI and PSD files for download. Posting new items is a manual process, requiring us to make thumbnails and manually adding links to the files.
posted by nedpwolf to computers & internet (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I need a system, preferably out-of-the box, to replace this.
Must log-in to access.
A web interface for the user to download files.
Categories / Folders.
Automatic file description: name, date, file size, file type.
The ability to add descriptions, independent of the file name.
Read-only permissions for the end-user.
Branding of the website.
Preferences (but not mandatory):
Web interface to allow the team to upload and manage assets, including batch uploading.
The ability to share specific files or category/folders with specific users.
Automatic thumbnail creation for PSD, EPS, AI and PDFs.
I am able and happy to deploy a web application that runs on our servers. I've considered using a web front-end for a traditional FTP server. That would be fine if the GUI and appearance is very professional looking and intuitive for the end-user, but I don't want to go to the trouble of extensively skinning it. Adding a logo and modifying a CSS file is about all I want to do. Alternatively, I can use a PHP/MySQL app, but don't want to stray outside that framework.
I'm also open to using a 3rd party service like Dropbox, Google Drive or Adobe Cloud but would like to keep the cost under $100 / month. I currently have less than ten gigabytes of data and don't expect to exceed two gigabytes of downloads a month.
So, any suggestions? Personal experience with systems you like or hate would be teriffic!