Exporting Files

With the Export function you can export your media files with predefined export rules. You can scale your images to fit them, for example, for Flickr or Facebook or optimize your images for PowerPoint presentations.

Daminion allows you to convert your media when required during the export immediately in the requested format and size.

How to export files

Select one or more images in the browser that you want to export.

On the command bar click on “Export” and select “Copy to Folder” from the sub menu. Alternatively, you can open the export dialog also directly with the function key [F7].




In the “Copy to folder…” dialog that opens, Daminion offers you a multitude of options that will be explained in detail as follows.


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 Destination Folder

Here you must specify the destination folder path, in which the selected media files are to be copied.

 Create Sub-Folders

Here you can let Daminion automatically create sub-folders in the target folder depending by naming conventions you can set here. By clicking on the small triangle icon on the right side of the entry, you can launch the template editor. In the Chapter: Template Editor you can read more about about how to use it in detail.

 Rename Files

This allows you to use the template editor for naming conventions according to which the files should be renamed during the copy process. In the Chapter: Template Editor you can read more about about how to use it in detail.

 Example File Name

Depending on the currently set parameters under [B] and [C], an example text will appear where you can see if your chosen parameters meet your expectations.

 Existing Files

If there already are existing files with the same name in the destination folder, you can specify how Daminion should behave in this case.
You can choose from:

  • AskDaminion asks for each duplicated file name on how to proceed
  • Skip AllIf there is already a file with the same name the export of this file will not performed
  • Overwrite AllPossibly existing files of the same name will be overwritten with the new files
  • Overwrite All OlderOnly files with the same name that are older will be overwritten
  • Rename AutomaticallyAlready existing files with the same name will be renamed automatically by appending a continuous counter in the file name

You also have the choice to specify if all files should be automatically displayed by the Windows File Explorer after the export. You can also decide, whether the creation date of the files should be set or not. When deactivated, Daminion will set this date to the current date of export.


By clicking on this button a pre defined list of default presets will open where you can select any of the standard parameter settings or launch the Template Editor.

RenameTokenListThe top most entry “Export Original File(s)” is the default. That means, no resizing or file type changes will be applied to the files.


The other presets in this list are predefined settings created for several file sizes and file types where you can quickly choose from.


The “Customize” command at the bottom of the list opens the Template Editor where you can create your own presets or edit an already existing preset.

You can read more about this feature in the chapter Customized Export Presets


The preview area shows the currently selected image out from the current selection list.


If you have selected more than one image for the export, you can switch back and forth through these images by using these arrow buttons.

The figure “1/18” tells you that you are now see the first image from a total of 18.

The magnifying glass icon opens the current image in a separate preview window and displays it appropriately according to the parameter specifications you have selected. So you can easily examine the expected result in advance.

The cross icon is designed to remove images from the selection. If you decide not to export one or the other image, you can quickly remove them from the export list. The image itself will not be physically deleted but only removed from the selection for the export.