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We are proud of our hugely diverse base of clients ranging from small picture libraries up to large cultural institutions and publishers. We see their challenges as ours and approach each new project in a positive and innovative way.
The British Library’s Images Online e-commerce website showcases stunning content from the unique archives of the UK’s national library.
The system developed by Capture Ltd, comprises a fully-featured web-based back-office system that integrates seamlessly with the front-end, streamlining workflows, and saving time and money for staff managing the picture library.
The British Library also used Capture’s Managed Collections services to help add a wealth of new images to the Images Online site, all catalogued and keyworded using Capture’s state-of-the-art hierarchical keywording system.
Patrick Fleming, British Library Associate Director, said: “It is a brilliant feeling seeing the quality and functionality of the site. Everyone involved deserves the highest credit.
“Capture is a brilliant company at the forefront of the online picture library world. They have proved to be a first class partner and we look forward to seeing our Images Online site continue to grow and prosper as we add more content and exploit the site’s tremendous functionality.”
“Working with Capture to build and launch the site has been a terrific boost to our Picture Library services. Clients and researchers can now easily access the Museum’s collections and using Capture Office Online as our asset management system has really boosted productivity within the team. Capture’s helpful staff have given us great support throughout. Having launched with 12,500 images in January 2009, we are about to reach 20,000 so things are moving along nicely!” Douglas McCarthy, Picture Library Manager, National Maritime Museum.
“The NHS photo library makes a real difference to me as a communications professional, with limited money to spend on hiring photographers/buying images. I hope the library grows, as in the long run it will save the front line NHS many thousands of pounds.” – Communications Manager, Islington Primary Care Trust
Cultura is a highly-professional image production company specialising in European Royalty Free content from an elite team of award-winning photographers and leading art directors, led by former Vice President of Getty Images, Anthony Harris. Servicing the team of photographers is of paramount importance, and Cultura has required some complex finance functionality to deal with the nuances of managing royalties, while at the same time encouraging a continual flow of outstanding work. The project is in Phase 1, with the back-office deployment carried out – and the Phase 2 front-end will follow over the summer.
Said Cultura Finance Director, David Bloom: “The photographers love the part of Capture where they can log in and see details of their accounts. We are very pleased with the royalty engine, and delighted that – despite some complex requirements – the Capture team got us live with the back-office system absolutely on time. Capture is very definitely critical to our long-term growth plans.”
Jasmine Hartsook, Director of Blendimages.com, said: “The Capture Greenlight image preflight utility has been one of the success stories for Blend Images in the ‘search to find small pieces of technology that make work-life simpler’ category.
This utility is easily adopted and tremendously helpful. The ability to quickly analyze image and metadata information has helped us to streamline our production and QC processes as an agency, and has also provided our photographers with a valuable tool to help them work more efficiently. Additionally, the capability for ongoing updates to Greenlight has allowed us the flexibility to change as our needs progress.”
Debi Hughes, Picture Research Manager at Macmillan Education said: “Capture have fully understood our need to make the most of our resources and provided us with a workable solution. Not only have they delivered a strong product but the positive response from staff here has exceeded our expectations, resulting in a planned worldwide extension to this service within a year of set up”.
“Capture Pro is a powerful tool for photo-libraries that need a strong web presence to showcase their image collections. Easy to use page design and uploading, with reports and statistics available to manage your marketing and image collection successfully.” – Damion Diplock, RSPCA
Juice is a high-end, royalty free image production company making a big splash in the industry. Their team started shooting in worldwide locations during 2006 and went live with Capture Web last December.
Ian Lishman, Juice Managing Director, said : “The Capture team understand exactly what we want and have given us an excellent workflow. We have big goals and need a very rapid workflow to achieve them; from image creation to delivering ready-to-roll images-plus-metadata to our global agent network, speed is critical. With Capture we can upload in any configuration, at any time; the system integrates with third party keywording companies allowing us to outsource to the best supplier, whilst the images are keyworded, categorised and published in one fast, super-convenient hit; then, the agent download facility allows fast, easy and efficient distribution without the need to traffic hard drives. Capture is also a great showcase for our images and we are just about to launch direct sales via e-commerce which will give us total control of the entire cycle. The system is everything we need it to be and allowed us to concentrate on what we do best – shooting a constant stream of fresh, relevant and truly creative images that are shining on our agents’ sites and already generating sales far in excess of our expectations.”