To protect yourself against unintended license violations – like accidentally using a picture whose license has expired, for example – you can tag your pictures in Daminion with a special license expiration date.

As soon as an image license expires, a red warning symbol appears in the Daminion browser next to the image in question, which can no longer be printed, exported to PDF or other external applications, and cannot be sent by email. If you attempt to do any of these things, Daminion will flash up an appropriate warning.

You can of course change the license expiration date at any time or remove it completely.

Setting a License Expiration Date


The License Expiration Date tag field is located in the Properties panel under the General heading. However, you may not see it if it hasn’t yet been activated. For instructions on how to activate the License Expiration Date tag field see Customizing the Properties panel.


By default, this field is blank. To enter a date, click the calendar icon on the right.

From the calendar, select the appropriate expiration date for the chosen image. If necessary, you can immediately lock an image by setting a date from the past.


When you click in the empty field, the current date is set automatically. You can change the date, month, year, or time by clicking them and using the up and down arrow keys on the keyboard.


To delete the date or to display all images with the same license expiration date, simply right-click the date field.


You can also display the license expiration date under your thumbnail previews. This is useful, as it allows you to see time-critical license periods at a glance. For more information, see  Customizing the thumbnail Captions.