The Photo Portal is a web based asset management system specifically designed for digital images which provides a collaborative environment for users to submit, review, select, and search for digital images. The Photo Portal provides a path to submit images for use in production as well as a path to deliver images to the long term archive. The Portal provides tools for enriching images with metadata to make it easier to search and access the images for re-use. This system eliminates the need for long term digital image storage on production servers, local hard drives and CDs/DVDs.
The Portal serves as a collection point for all images, both selects (images selected for print publishing) and outtakes. Both selects and quality outtakes are archived through this system, and as such, only good quality images should be submitted to the Portal. The Photo Portal is available to editors, photographers, freelancers, etc. It is the first and only upload point for images.