University Marketing & Communications serves as the primary liaison to Widen, our digital asset management system vendor.

In addition to system administration, MarComm also manages billing. Schools and units will be charged an annual fee for their user licenses plus monthly storage fees. 

Current fee structures

  • Galleries Plan: Provides access to browse and download assets from a curated set of galleries, including our General Use Collection that features brand, campus and regional images. Available to all WashU staff for university-related marketing & communications. No charge.
  • User Plan: Provides licensed-users with full access to browse and download assets from the Pixel image library. This plan does not allow users to upload assets to Pixel. Yearly cost of $95.88 per user license.
  • DAM Plan: Provides schools or departments with full access to the digital asset management (DAM) environment to store, manage and easily share their own assets, as well as analytics on what assets are being downloaded. One-time setup cost of $1,500. Yearly cost of $95.88 per user license and $600 per 250GB of storage (est. 5,000 TIFS or 15,000 JPGS).

Note: Prices are valid for fiscal year 2022 (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022) and are subject to change based on plan adoption and/or vendor costs. Participating schools and departments will be notified of any changes in pricing for fiscal year 2023 by December 31, 2021.

Want to learn more?

We’d love to talk to you about how Pixel can help your department manage digital assets. Let us know you’re interested and we’ll get the conversation going.