Adobe Bridge vs. Image Relay

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Adobe Bridge
Score 8.6 out of 10
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Adobe Bridge is a creative digital asset manager that lets you preview, organize, edit, and publish multiple creative assets (including Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, After Effects, and Dimension files) with thumbnails and rich previews. Edit metadata. Add keywords, labels, and ratings to assets. Organize assets using collections, and find assets using powerful filters and advanced metadata search features. Collaborate with Libraries and publish to Adobe Stock from Bridge.N/A
Image Relay
Score 9.5 out of 10
N/A
Image Relay Marketing Delivery keeps digital assets and product information in one place with the goal of supporting fast, seamless creation and delivery.N/A
Pricing
Adobe BridgeImage Relay
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Adobe BridgeImage Relay
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Adobe BridgeImage Relay
Considered Both Products
Adobe Bridge

No answer on this topic

Image Relay
Chose Image Relay
The decision really seemed to come down to the interface, the value, and the approach to innovating how the assets were stored and accessed. It was important to us that our DAM has plenty of features and options while also not being over-designed or overcomplicated. It needed …
Chose Image Relay
Image Relay convinced us with an excellent pitch, a competitive price, and great support.
Chose Image Relay
Canto Cumulus was the best competition. It did a few of the things mentioned earlier a little better. We had chosen Image Relay before finding Canto, and have not felt compelled strongly enough to switch. If we were starting over, we might start with Canto.
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Adobe BridgeImage Relay
Small Businesses
pCloud
pCloud
Score 8.6 out of 10
pCloud
pCloud
Score 8.6 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
MediaValet
MediaValet
Score 9.8 out of 10
MediaValet
MediaValet
Score 9.8 out of 10
Enterprises
MediaValet
MediaValet
Score 9.8 out of 10
MediaValet
MediaValet
Score 9.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
Adobe BridgeImage Relay
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(4 ratings)
9.5
(28 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(28 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.9
(28 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Adobe BridgeImage Relay
Likelihood to Recommend
Adobe
If you're working with tons of files and different types of files and you have to keep them sorted out and be able to tell the differences within the files...this is the best option for you. It will make your life so much easier being able to preview everything quickly while seeing the small details. I do know that some photographers are really happy with how Lightroom catalogs their images, but I think for anyone doing major compositing or video work, Bridge is hands down the way to go. It just saves you so much time and headaches.
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Image Relay
Image Relay is intelligently designed for any marketer, especially if your products require a library of images and video and especially if you feel like your team could use some quality onboarding to make sure everything is set up right and to make sure your team is equipped to use the software effectively. Specifically speaking, since we have so many products and we're building a bigger direct relationship with customers, it was important that we have an easy way to store and access assets that can represent those products and resonate with potential customers. Image Relay also made it really easy to group assets for sharing with influencers and other marketing partners. Dropbox and Google Drive may have their place and their functionalities that set them apart, so it's important to not look at Image Relay like one of those older document services storage spaces — though those companies could learn a lot from how Image Relay helps marketers enrich their assets and store them smartly.
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Pros
Adobe
  • User friendly.
  • Works well in combination with it's other adobe products.
  • Like that's it's included in the cost of Creative Cloud.
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Image Relay
  • Enables us to organize a large number of files in an easy-to-use format
  • Keeps our files safe. Much of the work we do is private until our partners approve of our marketing going public so file security is critical to our operation.
  • Image Relay makes it easy for our team to track and access a wide range of files - especially photos and contracts.
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Cons
Adobe
  • User interface could be more friendly--currently it has a very techy feel
  • Sometimes it’s a bit slow to load the program initially
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Image Relay
  • The AI tagging terms are too generic to really be helpful to us.
  • When we did our initial upload the system couldn't pull in old dates, so everything has a date of the day it was uploaded. It will be a while before searching by "most recent" works properly.
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Likelihood to Renew
Adobe
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Image Relay
I believe once all of our staff see how efficient Image Relay is in managing our digital assets, there will be no question that the cost vs. value will mandate continued use moving forward. It literally will pay for itself in saved staff time, I believe.
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Usability
Adobe
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Image Relay
Image Relay is very straightforward. The experience and interface mimic things were all used to using so it makes it very easy to learn and use. They didn't try to reinvent the wheel by making a fancy tool, they just made something that works and does exactly what you need it to do. They also have an awesome team that is quick to help and answer any questions along the way.
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Support Rating
Adobe
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Image Relay
Amazing. We are having a quick call once a week to be sure we are right on track. They answer all our questions right away and if they are missing something they will just find the answer and get back to us as fast as possible. There is no need to look elsewhere!
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Implementation Rating
Adobe
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Image Relay
The Image Relay team was very helpful in guiding us through the process. Excellent customer service and guidance.
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Alternatives Considered
Adobe
Bridge is just easier and quicker. It suits our purposes more
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Image Relay
We were using our in-house storage NAS system and Backup on DVD and hard drive. The issue is that we lost a lot of data by it either crashing or becoming unreadable. And it's very difficult to organize and share data. To share data we were using WeTransfer, but the issue is that the link expired in 7 days.
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Return on Investment
Adobe
  • It's saved me probably thousands of hours at this point. I used to spend so much time looking for different files and now I can find them all quickly.
  • I can now decide which are the 15 images I will deliver from a portrait session within 10 minutes. It used to take me around an hour to open them each up and start deciding.
  • I quit negatively speaking to myself for misnaming files and then never being able to find them.
  • I only complain about Adobe Bridge when it doesn't work with a firewall and I have to turn it off or restart my computer.
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Image Relay
  • Image Relay has only offered positive impacts for me. The search function is great when used properly — our photographers can input tons of metadata that is later used to find certain teams or players within the website.
  • I don't mind having duplicates in the system as long as they are in places they need to be, but Image Relay does tell you when you've uploaded something multiple times which could be helpful to others.
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