Daminion 2.0 Released

One of our featured DAM Vendors, Daminion Software, have released version 2.0 of their desktop client/server DAM system of the same name.  The new features include:

  • Improved export (no longer strips metadata and a preset editor)
  • Administrator control over import settings
  • Dropbox integration
  • Export metadata to CSV

There are some other bug fixes and smaller enhancements such as improved XMP support.  Taken collectively, these appear to be quite wide ranging in terms of general improvements.  This is from the Dropbox integration write-up on their blog.

This experimental feature allows you to share your images with various devices such as Tablets, Macs, Mobiles or the Web. For example, you can select 50 Camera RAW images, drag them to a tag named Publish\Dropbox\MyIPADPresentation and all your images will be converted to iPAD-friendly JPEG format with 2000px resolution that can be found in the Dropbox\MyIPADPresentation. All image conversions and image optimizations will be performed on the fly.” [Read More]

Daminion can be used for free on collections with up to 15,000 assets.  For many smaller or home users, this is a good way to test the functionality of the product and a paid version may not be necessary.  From what I have seen of Daminion, it’s not at all bad.  The price measures up very well against the functionality offered, it might not be ideal as an enterprise application, but for a smaller studio where everyone is based in the same building, it could be a good option and potentially more suitable to get started in DAM than a more expensive alternative.  The Dropbox integration also opens the possibility for some basic collaboration with external photographers etc.

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