Quick Search

The quick search box is on the toolbar above the browser window.

Enter one or more words to be searched for and click the magnifying glass on the right to start searching.

Clicking the other magnifying glass inside the search box opens a drop-down list from which you can specify a tag where Daminion should searched for the word or words.





In this example, the search for all words entered in the search box is performed within Keywords only. To get Daminion to search for a particular word under all tags, check Everywhere.

Check multiple tags to make Daminion find matches with a given word or words within these tags only.










Let’s try to find all photos of ginger cats within two tags: Categories and Keywords.

We select both Categories and Keywords from the drop-down list…

…enter the search string “Ginger cat”…

…and get the following result:


Finding images on the Internet

Daminion offers you the opportunity to search the Internet for images that are the same as, or visually similar to images in your Daminion catalog.

If, for example, you plan to use a particular photo for a campaign, and you don’t have exclusive rights to it, it may be helpful to find out whether or not it is being used on the Internet and who is using it.

Then again, if you market your own photos, you might be interested to know who is using them and in what context.

Or maybe you want to use a specific subject for a campaign and would simply like to see what alternatives are available.

Exact search for a specific image on the web

In the Daminion Browser, select an image you want to search for and navigate to Catalog > Find Image on the Internet.

Launching the "Find image in the Internet..." command

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Daminion submits the image to Google, where it starts the search. Search results are then automatically displayed in your web browser

The Google search result for found images

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Find images on the Internet that are similar to a particular image in your catalog

In the Daminion Browser, select an image you want to search for and navigate to Catalog > Find visually similar Images on the Internet

Launching the "Find visually similar image in the Internet..." command

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Daminion submits the image to Google, where it starts the search. Search results are then automatically displayed in your web browser.

The Google search result for found similar images

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Results will show the images found and the URL of the website they come from. The sample above is from our Daminion Website.

Searching with the Tags Panel

Daminion offers you a number of ways to quickly perform a targeted search of your database.

You can search by using Quick Search, Advanced Search or the Tags Panel.

In this article you will learn how to search using the Tags Panel.

The numbers to the right of the entries in the Tags Panel indicate how many items have been assigned to the particular tag.



Click the circles next to the numbers to view all the items in the browser that use the same tag.



You can extend your selection by holding down the Ctrl key and clicking multiple tags. If you hold down the Alt key and click, the circles go red, and the selected tags are excluded from the search.



In our example, we have chosen to view all items that use the keywords Vehicles and Red, while explicitly excluding Camera RAW files.
The word AND in the red box means that items being searched for must use both Keyword tags, Vehicles AND Red. Select OR instead of AND to view items that use just one OR both tags.
Your can refine your search by control-clicking in the date range and adding a time restriction to your selection.





To help you keep track of your search parameters, they are also displayed above the browser window.





To collapse or expand the query area, click on the small triangle.

The query area gives you a quick, plain-text overview of all selected search parameters.

You can save your customized search for later use.



Your saved search will appear as a new entry under Saved Searches in the Tags panel and can be quickly launched from there with a single click at any time.


Advanced Search

To carry out more extensive search operations, use Daminion’s Advanced Search dialog. This allows you to create complex queries and can save them for reuse in the future.

You can, for example, work with AND/OR operands, explicitly exclude certain values ​​and filter the desired selection immediately by every possible parameter, including date, rating stars, highlights, and text descriptions.

Launching the Advanced Search dialog

Click the Advanced button to the right of the Quick Search box, as shown below.


The search dialog box opens.


Select the tag field you want to search for a certain value or word.

Depending on which Tag field you select, you can specify a condition that must be met.

Enter your desired search value here. For example, it might be a keyword or part of a keyword.

Use the plus sign   to add additional keywords to the selected tag field if necessary. You must then also specify whether this is an “AND” or an “OR” condition. Use the cross symbol  to delete this query. Please note that these two switches are only visible when you move the mouse over this area.

Add further fields to be searched for.

Save your custom search or open another existing one.


We need to find the best photos of red flower in our catalog for our website. These images should already be optimized for output to the web and available in .jpeg or .png format. In addition, when published, the images must not be in breach of any copyrights.

So our query looks like this:Search_02_ENG

We are searching within keywords for the keywords blossom and red, with the AND condition as we have determined that both terms must necessarily be assigned to the image.

We firmly commit only to images with 5 stars. In Copyright we can only accept images that are tagged with Daminion, and as a media format we only allow images in jpeg or png format. As the images will be placed on the web, file size should be correspondingly small, so only images of up to 500 KB are allowed.

If we start searching now, all images that meet these criteria will be displayed in the browser, and a summary of the parameters used appears above the browser.


Click the small triangle icon to collapse or enlarge the query information.

Save your custom search or open an existing one.



Once saved, created queries appear as new entries under Saved Searches in the Tags Panel.





The advantage of these queries is that they are not static, which means that as soon as you add new images to the catalog that meet these criteria, they are automatically added to the query.