I'm researching Digital Asset Management systems that I can use to create a elegant online image and graphic download centres, branded for individual clients.
Has anyone found or created their own solution in this field? I would be interested to hear of your experiences and view online examples if available.
There are literally hundreds of Digital Asset Management systems out there as numerous vendors from a wide range of backgrounds (software vendors, printers, design agencies, video producers etc) all think they have some insight that makes them uniquely qualified for this field. This makes it a bit tricky to recommend a specific option as a lot depends on what kind of asset you're needing to manage. You need to do an assessment of:
With that information, it's easier to narrow down the list of potential candidates, but you will still have quite a few other decisions to make to isolate the right product for your needs.
If you're interested in information about Digital Asset Management, check our our site: http://www.daydream.co.uk for some reports and articles that are relatively spin-free (disclaimer: we're consultants so we can't claim total impartiality). We're also the original developers of an open source .NET based DAM: FocusOPEN Digital Asset Manager. If .NET doesn't appeal then http://www.opensourcedigitalassetmanagement.org seems to have a good run down of the major options that don't cost anything to get going.
Is it really almost three years ago since I first posted on this subject!
Since then I found and successfully use Onehub. It's very simple with an elegent interface and great own branding features.
If you want something that does the job well and makes an excellent impression with clients, give Onehub a try.