Creative, Meet Productive

DF Studio is the ultimate platform for digital photography production and workflow. Our cloud-based, enterprise grade features save your time, slash your storage costs, and let your content shine.

A Comprehensive Support Destination

Extensive, searchable knowledge base. Curated guides to key features and workflows. Up-to-date information on fixes and new releases.

Creative, Meet Productive.

DF Studio is the ultimate platform for digital photography production and workflow. Our cloud-based, enterprise grade features save your time, slash your storage costs, and let your content shine.

A Comprehensive Support Destination

Extensive, searchable knowledge base. Curated guides to key features and workflows. Up-to-date information on fixes and new releases.

THE DF STUDIO INTERFACE

There’s a lot to say about DF Studio’s interface, but we’ll let it speak for itself: take an inside look into how real users interact with DF Studio every day.

A flexible, agile structure of folders, Projects and Collections helps set every user up for success. Navigation is always a breeze with bookmarks, a recent items menu, and multiple Library perspectives available at the touch of a button. DF Studio enables you to manage your assets on your terms and discover how an organized, uncluttered Library practically runs itself.

Faster, more flexible transfers, featuring drag-and-drop uploading with in-depth customization options to make organization a breeze. An all-new Upload Monitor keeps track of progress and allows targeted uploading to any to any Project or Library folder, configuring Projects and Setups on-the-go.

Efficient, intuitive, image-forward: welcome to online editing, the way it should be. Creating selects is as easy as the push of the button, and that’s just the beginning: DF Studio’s unique editing feature set includes creating, combining and managing edits; smart, data-driven filters; and a dynamic menu of actions that changes based the selection of assets.

Get the largest, clearest preview possible with DF Studio’s 1-Up view. Multiple perspectives in DF Studio ensures that editing goes smoothly and efficiently: view a 1:1 pixel ratio; examine every inch of each picture with DF Studio’s Loupe tool; or compare pictures during the editing process with the DF Studio 2-Up perspective.

Messengers securely deliver any number of files in a matter of seconds – without heavy attachments, bulky hard drives, or tricky FTP servers. There’s a Messenger template for every workflow, from Approvals to downloading to metadata editing, with additional customizations and features available.

Track the status of photo approvals effortlessly with a unique zero-click Approvals interface, which conveniently color codes all assets that have been sent out for approval. More detailed information – such as who approved or killed an asset and when – is readily available from this clean and dynamic view.

Notes brings a powerful suite of communication features together, making it easy to organize ideas within DF Studio teams and collaborate with Messenger recipients. Versatile Visual Annotations allow custom image markups and highlighting to get the point across quickly, while streamlined Conversations keep everyone in the loop.

Building and maintaining a clean, accurate metadata record has never been easier. Whether it’s one file or one thousand, DF Studio’s metadata editor makes the editing process visual, intuitive, and efficient. All changes are written back to the files themselves, making sidecar files and mismatched records things of the past.

SOLUTIONS – WHICH ONE’S FOR YOU?

ENTERPRISE

Built for Business

The ease of cloud-based software with the security and sophistication that enterprise accounts need. Easy deployment, B2B file transfers, robust user and team management options, granular permissions, and development-friendly APIs are just some of the ways that DF Studio integrates seamlessly into any organizational structure.

Perfect for: Television Networks, Film Production Companies, Syndicators, Publishers

TEAM

Love the Way You Work

From worry-free uploads to easy photo approvals, DF Studio takes the dirty-work out of creative production. Team-oriented workflows keep you organized, focused, and free to create your best work.

Perfect for: smaller TV and film production, motion picture units, indie film productions, creative agencies, print and online publishers

PROFESSIONAL

We Work, Wherever You Do

Photography professionals need cloud-based software that can keep up with them. DF Studio is mobile, flexible and fast - and it works from any device with an internet connection.

Perfect for: Professional photographers, artists, photo editors, digital retouchers, and publicists.

ARCHIVES

Do More Than Store

Create an archive that's accessible, cost-effective, and easy to maintain. DF Studio includes flexible file management and storage features that help you preserve and grow your asset library in the ways that work best for you.

Perfect for: museums, auction houses, historians, family archives, personal archives

PERSONAL / EDU

Enterprise Grade, with A Personal Touch

Corporations, photo departments, and professional photographers rely on DF Studio every day, as a robust, cost-effective solution to their workflow needs. Take control of your assets with an arsenal of professional tools right at your fingertips.

Perfect for: photography lovers, travel photographers, food photographers, private archivists, teachers and students.

Dynamically Developed

We’re all about self-improvement. Releasing regular software updates ensures that we continue to develop in-demand features using the latest and greatest technology. Check out our product and tech blogs to see for yourself.

Software Development Update: September, 2020

– A count of included assets has been added to the “Calculate Storage” overlay available from the Inspector for each Library folder.
– Global file search now allows searching for multiple individual filenames using the expanded “name” field on the Advanced Search screen.
– Removed the limit constraining the maximum number of results when searching a Project using the Find Assets tool.
– Removed links from the Browser Verification email notification, which had the potential to invalidate verification codes when “preloaded” by some email clients or security software.
– Improved the reliability of 1-Up view when navigating larger Messengers.

DF Studio from the Contributor Perspective

DF Studio is designed to offer powerful support to a variety of workflows. Within the application, users can take advantage of multiple Edits, collaborate using Notes and visual annotations, get approval information at a glance with the Approvals UI, and many other...

Software Development Update: August, 2020

– Clarified the list of Messenger recipients when re-sending an existing Messenger, so that recipients in the Cc field (receiving View Only Messengers) are separately identified.
– Updated the text in the introductory overlay to reflect current Messenger functionality.
– Increased the size of the drag-drop upload area for Upload Users and users of Assignment Keys.
– Clarified the zoom tool controls when previewing an image that is already displayed at its maximum size.

DF Studio Update: Notes, Visual Annotations, and More

With a focus on collaboration and efficiency, DF Studio’s latest release incorporates a host of new and refined features built to streamline every workflow. New features under the Notes tab include visual annotations for an enhanced level of clarity when discussing DF...

Software Development Update: July, 2020

– A link has been added for reviewing the contact information of a Messenger sender, for more consistent accessibility across all Messenger templates and platforms.
– Download options are now available in the configuration for new Metadata Messengers.
– Mobile Messenger performance has been improved for Messengers containing over 1,000 images.
– Buttons for appropriate Messenger actions are offered in the Table of Contents for Multi-Messengers.
– The swiping navigation on Mobile Messengers has been enhanced to make it more intuitive.

FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS

Uploading

Enjoy quick and reliable file uploads, no matter where you are. Choose from a web-based uploader (perfect for mobile devices), a standalone desktop app, or use photo Assignment workflows to get new work uploaded to the right place at the right time.

Editing

Get your metadata to work for you! Our system ensures that you start with a clean record, and keeps it that way by writing changes back to all versions of a file. Too busy to keyword, tag, and caption? Use Metadata Messengers to securely send files to third parties for editing.

Collaboration

Collections, Messengers, and real-time comments are designed for the ways teams want to work. A platform designed for multiple users keeps everyone on the same page and working together, making delays and miscommunications things of the past.

Storage

We’ve designed our platform to keep you organized and free of busywork. Features like file stacking and Collections eliminate clutter, while a sustainable Cold Storage function keeps old or infrequently accessed files in your Library for 90% less cost.

STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

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4 Petabytes

(and counting) of stored data

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Over 112 million files

managed by DF Studio users

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182,502 Projects

currently in the pipeline

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1,000,000+ Messengers

sent from DF Studio to date