Daminion is a digital asset management system that allows multiple users the ability to store, access, and edit photographs, videos, and documents. While the software can be used for multiple file types, the true focus of Daminion is photo files, making it easy for small teams to collaborate on projects that need visual input. With the search function inside Daminion, users can quickly filter content by tags, do advanced searches, save searches for future use, or do a quick search for a particular keyword. Daminion also uses a built in asset cataloging tool that copyright tags each picture, so you don’t have to worry about theft.
Because it focuses on photo files, Daminion supports a huge variety of file types. Raster files like JPEG, PSD, PNG can be stored along with vector files, RAW images, video, audio, Office documents, and even PDF. Users can quickly import files from other photo management systems and libraries, and then integrate Daminion with sharing sites like Flickr or Facebook. Users can also integrate with design programs like Photoshop.
All files can be converted on demand, as they are being sent, so you don’t have to store many file duplicates within your system. And all metadata, including copyright, ownership, rights to use, and other information, is stored in the file itself. When you email a client file, everything is ready to go with a single click. Recently, Daminion released a tracking service that can show administrators any changes that are made to a file as soon as they occur, as well as a history of who has accessed the files, and when. Daminion can be used through on-site software or through any web-browser, which makes it easy for collaborators to work together no matter where the team members may be.