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Share an image library using Extensis NetPublish.

Say you manage an in-house creative department that has amassed a large library of company images (product photography, buildings, headshots, etc). How can you make your photo library available to outside vendors or other people within the organization.

Back in April of 2006, we recorded this short 5 minute video tutorial showing how to share out your image library on a password-protected website using Extensis Portfolio and Extensis NetPublish. The software has been updated a bit since then, but the basic approach and strategy remains largely the same.


Back then, we created a small diagram showing how the pieces can work together for hosting your own online image library.

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Today, we have clients invest in a more robust server to host the shared image library (no Mac Minis). There are also plenty of technical details to work out with IT departments. But the overall approach remains largely the same:

Consolidate and organize your company’s image library onto a central server. Sort images into major category folders, and add additional keywords to specific images. The collection can then be shared out as a password-protected website using Extensis Portfolio and Extensis NetPublish.

Source: This tip was first published in QuickTips #89 in April 2006.