Usage History

Adding and viewing the usage history of assets

Daminion automatically creates usage information for certain actions and saves it together with the respective assets.
For example, you can see when and by whom an asset was printed or sent via email.
In addition to the usage actions stored by default, you can also create custom actions and comment on them. This comment function can be used e.g. for transmitting the information about the certain element to other users.

The usage history can be called via the actions menu or by pressing the shortcut [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [U]


Adding usage information

To add usage information to an asset, right click on the little arrow symbol in the top right corner of the thumbnail and select “Add usage information…”.



In the following window you can either add your comment  A or chose one of the default action types from the drop-down list B below. A combination of both is also possible. The current date and time C will be added automatically but can also be changed manually. Just left click on the date link to set a custom date. D Here you will see the file name of the





To create a new custom action type, chose “Add Action Type..” in the drop-down list.



You can add a file name for this new action type in the following window
or edit the existing ones with “Edit Action Type…”.







The action types in the red frame are set by default and will be applied automatically. They cannot be changed.



Notice: When sending emails you can also add your comments directly to the email message.




Viewing usage history



To see the usage history of a certain asset click on the little arrow symbol in the top right corner of the thumbnail and chose “Usage History…”.


All applied action types will be displayed in the list box and sorted by date D.
In the upper menu bar you can add new custom action types A, edit B or delete them C.