Screenshots of Adobe Lightroom and TV3, showing similar content.

December update!

We’re sneaking this one in under the wire. It’s been a great year for Tandem Vault, and we’ve got one more major improvement to announce.

The TV3 team is pleased to announce our Lightroom Classic integration. Our Publish Services plugin provides the best multi-user DAM integration for Lightroom Classic, bar none. This is an important development for anyone managing an organization’s image library with Lightroom Classic. For the first time, it’s now possible to integrate one or more Lightroom Catalogs with a permission-based cloud library, built for organization-wide access.

Lightroom is the undisputed champion for image processing plus file management. It has changed photo collection management for millions of photographers. It has fabulous image optimization tools, along with a highly-capable Library module. Lightroom Classic allows you to classify and manage hundreds of thousands of photos and videos. And there is an ever-increasing capability to share with friends and family. But there has been no two-way integration with a DAM that can serve an entire company. Until now.

A new Era for Institutional Lightroom Users

TV3’s integration with Lightroom’s Publish Services fills a frustrating gap in the Lightroom ecosystem. TV3 offers a lightroom-like library interface that is designed for organization-wide usage. You can feed a TV3 account from multiple Lightroom catalogs, creating a single master online repository. Lightroom manages the initial tagging, file conversion, and upload processes. TV3 provides company-wide standardization and permission-controlled access. 

Best of all, our plugin allows you to create a persistent connection between the Lightroom catalog and the files sitting on TV3. Metadata created in TV3 can flow back to the catalog and be attached to the original file. And as you optimize files in Lightroom, the improved version can automatically replace the file on TV3 with a new version. You can even make an optimization request in the TV3 interface, and send the request back down to Lightroom.

TV3 supports the import of Lightroom keyword trees, allowing your content to be more discoverable than any other DAM. And we have drag-and-drop tagging to the keyword trees just like in Lightroom. This allows for rapid, error-free tagging – even when your keyword list includes thousands of terms. Lightroom users will be comfortable with our user interface, which is similar to the Lightroom Library module.


Here’s a partial list of the capabilities of the TV3 Lightroom Classic plugin:

  • Use Lightroom to manage the upload process
  • Customize format, size and file naming settings
  • Select custom format settings per folder
  • Automatically transfer Lightroom metadata to TV3 for both photos and videos
  • Sync selected metadata from TV3 back to Lightroom, including captions, headline, usage rights, GPS coordinates, keywords and more
  • Connect multiple catalogs to a single TV3 account
  • Connect a single Lightroom catalog to multiple TV3 accounts
  • Optimization request workflow 
  • Duplicate Upload protection
  • Import Lightroom Taxonomy to TV3
  • Support for proper rendering for DNG file

Take it for a spin

We’re really excited by the possibilities, and we want to share them with you. You can get a free 30-day TV3 account by clicking the Show Me button on the top right.

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