In the Daminion preferences you can determine how Daminion schould treat Metadata Information. These settings has to be made separately for shared catalogs and for local catalogs. In this chapter we describe which settings can be set for the shared catalogs.
The metadata preferences for local catalogs must be set separately in the Daminion preferences dialog.
You can find the dialog for changing the Daminion Server Metadata Preferences in the program menu under the “File” -> “Preferences …” menu.
Treat the following characters as a tag hierarchy delimiters when reading metadata. Daminion uses by default the “|” character to separate Tag hierarchies.
But different Programs are sometimes using different Tag delimiters. In order to import your metadata correctly, it may be necessary under certain circumstances, to select the delimiter which was used by the external program.
Add Camera RAW format support
Here you can define the areas in which Daminion has to store the metadata to a RAW file.
- Do not update Metadata
There will be no metadata stored to the RAW file. Neither in the file itself, nor in a sidecar file.
- Write Tags to Sidecar .xmp files (except DNG format)
Metadata is only stored in separate sidecar files but not in the file itself. Except for the Adobe DNG format.
- Write Tags into EXIF/IPTC/XMP
The metadata will be stored both in the original file itself, and additionally in a separate sidecar file.
Add Video format support: If this option is enabled, the metadata is stored in a separate sidecar file with the same base file name.
Add Compatibility with Windows Explorer and old programs: There do exist some old programs which do not support the latest XMP metadata specification and therefore might no be able to read the Metadata written by Daminion accordingly. For such cases, you can arrange to store the metadata also according obsolete specification by activating this option. Since this setting may be able to slow down the saving process, you should only activate it when necessary.
Preserve file modified date when updating metadata: If Daminion directly writes metadata information into the files, you can choose whether it also should update the modification date of the file or not.