DAM Guide – Learn how to create a photo library!

Now that you have a better idea of what’s behind the concept of DAM, you realize that you need to implement a photo library within your company or public-sector entity. However, you’re not sure where to start to get this tool set up within your organization.

Rest assured: our team will advise you about how you can implement a solution that truly meets all of your needs and expectations!

Before you do anything else, you need to decide on a strategy. In other words, if you want your photo library to meet all of your needs, you have to first identify those needs. Here are some tips that should help you evaluate:

Do an inventory of the images, photos, and other digital resources that your organization has. If you realize that some of your multimedia resources are obsolete, you can get rid of them. This first step is essential, allowing you to take stock of the volume of photos, videos, and other multimedia files you wish to integrate into the photo library.
Next, assess the needs and expectations of your team. Indeed, since they’re the ones who will be using the photo library every day, they likely have some very useful comments to share with you. Once you’re more familiar with your team’s needs and expectations, it will be much easier for you to define the features you need in your future software.
Finally, you also need to establish your budget. At both companies and public-sector entities, it can sometimes be hard to find room for software in your overall budget. That said, if a photo library is a tool that you really need, the investment will be well worth it!

Initially, you may want to have your IT department develop software for you. However, the IT department doesn’t necessarily have the time or the skills for that. As such, you may want to turn to an external agency to handle the development. On paper, this is a good strategy: after all, with custom development, you’ll get software specially designed for your organization. That said, this option also comes with a few downsides:

It’s likely to be very expensive: if you’re looking to keep your costs down, this may not be the best solution.
You can’t be certain that the agency you selected has expertise with photo libraries. You may be disappointed when the tool is delivered.
Once the software has been installed, the agency will not automatically update and upgrade the tool. If you’re not careful, your tool will quickly become obsolete and you won’t have access to new developments unless you pay for them!

The best solution is to turn to Einden. Indeed, we specialize in photo libraries… and DAM! As such, you’ll have the guarantee that the tool installed for your organization will include a series of features that will be very useful for your teams. We’re able to offer you a tool adapted to your needs, expectations, and budget. And, of course, our tool gets annual upgrades: as such, you’ll be able to add new modules to your software that may prove to be very useful for your teams’ daily work.

There’s one final important point in the photo library creation process that you need to be aware of. Your teams will need to create a comprehensive database with all the information related to all your photos and other multimedia files so that they can be more easily integrated into your photo library. We suggest that you get on this right away so that you can start using your photo library as soon as possible!

Do you feel like your team needs assistance in creating a photo library? Don’t worry: the Ephoto Dam photo library solution is supported by IT and document management specialists. They will be able to assist you at every stage in the creation of your photo library so that you can finally get access to a comprehensive, powerful tool! No matter the issues encountered, we’ll be able to help you out, provided that you call on us to help implement your software, of course.

Do you want to learn more about the Ephoto Dam photo library software? Do you want to better understand the features offered by DAM? Do you want to find out how our teams can help you? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the simplest way to get answers is to contact our sales team to discuss with them. We are available by phone at +33 (0)5 86 16 06 66, or you can also send us a message using the contact form available on our website!