To find the information you requested, I performed the following searches:
1 >> "image bank software" - 85 results, all reviewed
2 >> "image base software" - 33 results, all reviewed
3 >> "image database software" - first 100 results reviewed
4 >> "image database software" web - first 100 results reviewed
5 >> "image library products" - first 100 results reviewed
6 >> "image library software" - first 100 results reviewed
7 >> "image library systems" - 91 results, all reviewed
8 >> "image management system" - first 100 results reviewed
In total, a review of over 700 search results.
Out of them, I selected 10 as the ones that matched -- in different
degrees -- your requirement.
Now, a few words regarding the selection criteria.
First, there is the quite natural position in the search results --
it's highly unlikely that a good/popular product be placed below the
first 100 -- actually those that I found were among the 20 or 30 first
Then, there is the appropriateness to your purpose. In fact, just very
few of the products were described as "image bank" software -- rather,
they were designated as "image solutions", "image managers", "image
database", and the like -- expressions that actually stand for very
different kinds of image processing, which might have nothing to do
with image banks. Thus, I had to verify the features of those products
in order to figure out whether they would be of use for what you're
thinking of or not. That led to this list of 10 products/providers.
The first seven seemed to me the ones that better fit your needs as I
understand them. The eighth seems a powerful product, but maybe not
the specific solution for what you have in mind, while the last two
could be below the level of your requirements -- however, I decided to
post them all to broaden up your range of choice.
In order to evaluate the products' performance, for each I searched
for clients' lists, links or testimonials, awards or other external
references and posted them when available. However, that was not
enough to establish a ranking among them -- left aside the specific
comments I made in the preceding paragraph.
I hope this outcome proves useful. I'm at your service if you consider
that any clarification is needed.
< 1 > Asset Bank
(by UK based Bright Interactive - http://www.bright-interactive.com/ )
"Why Choose Asset Bank?
"Here are some of the reasons why we think Asset Bank is so much
better than other image library products:
"No on-going licence fees: once you have bought Asset Bank it is yours.
"Fully scalable: Asset Bank imposes no restriction on the number of
assets you store, or the number of users that access it.
"Easy to use, flexible and customisable: we can customise the
front-end to ensure that the look of the Asset Bank fits with your
existing branding, or extend its functionality to support any extra
requirements you may have now or in the future.
"Image manipulation features: you can resize and reformat images
online, prior to downloading them.
"File type support: you can store files of any type, not just images.
The contents of text-based documents such as Word are keyword
"Cross platform: Asset Bank can be installed on Windows, Linux or Unix.
"Multi-database: Asset Bank works with MySQL, Oracle or SqlServer.
"Project management: we can manage your project from start to finish -
from helping you figure out your categories and metadata at the start
of the project to loading your existing assets once the Asset Bank has
been rolled out."
Some of their clients:
Botanic Gardens Conservation International
Kent County Council
London Biodiversity Partnership
The Medical Research Council
Society for General Microbiology
Sussex Air Quality Steering Group
The National Horseracing Museum
The Royal Shakespeare Company
11 Marlborough Place
+44 (0)870 240 6520
< 2 > Third Light
It offers two possibilities -- a corporate server application
(http://www.thirdlight.com/appliance/ims )or a solution hosted by them
for smaller requirements
An example of corporate client:
(See more at http://www.thirdlight.com/appliance/case_studies )
An example of hosted client:
(See more at http://www.thirdlight.com/subscription/examples )
Third Light Ltd.
St. John?s Innovation Centre
Telephone and Fax
Sales and enquiries: +44 (0)1223 475674
Technical support is not available on this number
Fax number: +44 (0)700 340 1284
Sales and new business: email@example.com
< 3 > System Simulation Ltd's Image Library System
See customers in the same page. Among them:
Tel: +44 (0)20 7836 7406
Fax: +44 (0)20 7836 7690
< 4 > Plexus Media's Image Library
See client example at:
PLEXUS MEDIA LTD
2 Bank Street, Cromarty, Ross-Shire, Scotland IV11 8UY
Tel:+44 (0)1381 600818
< 5 > Extensis' Portfolio NetPublish
See samples at: http://www.extensis.com/en/products/Netpublish_Samples.jsp
See Customer Stories at:
Awards page: http://www.extensis.com/en/about/awards.jsp?contentTypeView=all
News coverage: http://www.extensis.com/en/about/news.jsp?contentTypeView=all
1800 SW First Avenue
Portland, OR 97201 USA
Northampton, NN4 7SJ
Tel: +44(0) 1604 636300
Fax: +44(0) 1604 636366
< 6 > Cellum Imagine
See product multimedia description at: http://celumimagine.com/tour_en.htm
See clients list at: http://celumimagine.com/60-88-0-1-0-0.htm
A-4020 Linz, Austria
Phone: +43 (0)732 716529 0
+43 (0)732 716529 3
< 7 > Capture
"a fully-integrated picture library management system - which
incorporates an image database/browser with Web capabilities so images
can be searched, viewed, selected and marketed over the Internet."
Links to clients at http://www.capture.co.uk/capture/info/ :
Contact information at http://www.capture.co.uk/capture/contact/ :
Capture Image Library Systems
The Old Coach House,
14 High Street,
Berkshire RG8 9AR,
Contact Naomi Stewart
Tel: +44 (0)1491 873 011
Fax: +44 (0)1491 875 558
< 8 > Midwest Information Systems, Inc. (MIS) products PAXit / PAXnet
PAXit (http://www.paxit.com/paxit.asp ) is the core product, a digital
image management, and PAXnet the module that "allows you to share your
existing database of images, reports, presentations, and data with
everyone who connects to your web site (...) (needing) just a web
browser..." (http://www.paxit.com/paxnet.asp )
PAXit brochure at http://www.paxit.com/pdfs/PAXit_Brochure.pdf
PAXnet brochure at http://www.paxit.com/pdfs/paxnet.pdf
Some of their customers (world class companies such as IBM, Boeing, GM
or Ford) are listed at http://www.paxit.com/paxit/customers.asp
T E L : 630-279-4000
707 N. Iowa Ave.
Villa Park IL 60181-1510
< 9 > Jamie's Software - Image Albums for Microsoft® Access
"Image Albums is a Microsoft® Access presentation and storage
application designed to allow you to organize your images in a
database. Powerful and yet easy to use, the application has been
utilised by professional photographers, geneaologists, medical
professionals, graphic designers, botanists and home enthusiasts to
help maintain quick and easily accessible image databases."
Among its features, it claims that you can "share the image database
over your local area network", "search your custom data fields via an
advanced search facility" and "easily create a website from your image
Clients testimonials and links at
Blackawton and Strete History Group
Organized Sports, Inc
Contact information at http://www.jamiessoftware.tk/contact.html :
1/1 780 Tollcross Road
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
< 10 > PrimaSoft's Photo, Picture Organizer Deluxe
"Photo, Image Inventory Software for Windows"
"2 days after initial release. Software reviewers from ZDnet gave
Photo Organizer Deluxe the highest rating"
Contact information at http://www.primasoft.com/about.htm :
PrimaSoft PC, Inc.
P.O. Box 456
Surrey, BC V3T 5B7