Jeff, on 17 July 2012 - 05:58 PM, said:
When do you see user roles functionality being released?
Will we be able to integrate with Active Directory?
Our roadmap for the near future includes:
1. Custom Tags, Optimizing performance, releasing Daminion Home Server (~1 month)
2. User Roles (~2 months)
Once we'll implement the user roles functionality it will be possible to integrate it with Active Directory. But usually it make sense for a large amount of users. How many users do you think will work with the Daminion Server in your company(or team)?
I got some "invalid character" errors with the custom renaming. Probably because %place
tags were nul
? Is it possible to reorganize folder structure after these tags have been added?
Now, when I uploaded, it put the files in the wrong directory with the wrong structure.
daminion-folder-rename - wrong destination.png
There is a minor bug with %place tag! We will be fixed shortly. Thank you!
We have a dedicated drive for the image storage, and I am looking for this structure (approximately).
Folder: D:\Image Library\%place\%event [%yyyy-%mm-%dd]\
File: %place - %event - %yyyy-%mm-%dd %HH_%MM_%SS - %inum.%ext
I suggest you to use [%yyyy-%mm-%dd] %event
template instead of the %event [%yyyy-%mm-%dd]\
because in this case all your folders will be organized chronologically in the Windows Explorer.
Some useful advises about selecting good file/folder renaming schemes can be found in our RoboImport articles:
Selecting the Best Folder Naming Scheme
Selecting the Best File Naming Scheme
FYI, the three main features I would like to see before I think we can deploy Daminion on our network are:
- User Roles
- Custom tag mapping (For example, customizing Places structure for world-wide)
- Folder structuring and restructuring with tags
The first feature is presented in our feature list, and this is the top priority feature. The second two features needed some clarification: what do you mean by custom tag mapping? Could you please explain?
Restructuring files/folders with tags is possible, but you need to import the files at the second time. If you allow me to give you an advice, I'd recommend you to store your files withing a simple, datetime based folder structure, like:
In this case all your images will be organized chronologically and you can easily access them by Windows Explorer.
Then you can organize your photos logically
by Daminion, cover your physical folder/file structure. This allows you to assign multiple tags to the same media documents to quickly describe and locate them later. Just my 2 cents.
Comparing to the other DAM solutions I have been evaluating, I have to say Daminion has the best UI so far. It is between Daminion and 2 others now, but I think Daminion is pretty promising.
I hope my feedback is helpful. I look forward to seeing it finished! I hope we can wait that long.
Thanks for the kind words, Jeff! We'll continuously improve Daminion, and feedback from our users is the main compass...