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 visually similar or exactly the same images after a copy of your original image from your Daminion catalog.
If you plan to use, for example, a particular photo for a campaign that you have not acquired exclusively by an agency, it may be helpful to know whether and by whom this photo is already used on the Internet.
Alternatively, you probably market your own photos and just want to know in what context and by whom your images are used.
Or maybe you want to use a specific subject for a campaign, and just want to know what similar variants are additionally available.


Exact search for a specific image on the web

Select in the Daminion Browser an image you want to search for and navigate to “Catalog” -> Find Image in the Internet…

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

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Daminion transmits the image to Google, where it starts the search. The search result is then automatically displayed in your web browser.

The Google search result for found images

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Find similar images to a particular image from the catalog on the Internet

Select in the Daminion Browser an image you want to search for and navigate to “Catalog” -> “Find visually similar Images in the Internet…

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

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Daminion transmits the image to Google, where it starts the search. The search result is then automatically displayed in your web browser.


The Google search result for found similar images

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It will show the found image and the Website address where it comes from. In the sample above it’s our Daminion Website.

Searching with the Catalog Tags Panel

Daminion offers numerous opportunities to quickly perform a targeted search in your database.

You can perform a search with the “Quick Search” function, with the “Advanced Search” or with the Catalog Tags panel.
In this chapter you will learn how to use the catalog tags panel for your search.

In the Catalog Tags panel right next to each of the tag entries you can see a number indicating the amount of the items assigned to this tag and a small circle located just next to it.



If you click with the mouse on one of these circles, it changes to green and Daminion shows all the elements provided with this tag in the browser view.


In this way, you can click multiple different tags to extend your selection by simply holding down the [Ctrl] key while clicking on further tags. With holding the [Alt] key instead, you can explicitly exclude this tag from the search. Such marked Tag is then shown in red.


In this example, all images are displayed, which are provided with the keywords “Vehicles” and “Red“. In addition, the file format “camera RAW” was explicitly excluded.
The “AND” shown in the red box means that both tags, “Vehicles” and “Red” must be present at the assigned keywords. You can change this by clicking on the box and selecting “OR” instead of “AND“. In this case, at least one of these tags must be included.
Your search can be refined, for example, by additionally clicking with [ctrl + mouse click] in the date range on a specific date to add a time restriction to your selection.




To help you keep track of your set search parameters, these are also displayed above the browser view.





By clicking on the small triangle icon you can collapse or expand the query area.

In the query area you will see a quick overview of all selected search parameter in plain text.

Here you can save your self-created search for a later use.




This search will appear as a new entry in the “Saved Searches” in the catalog Tags panel and can be quickly launched from there at any time with a single click.


Advanced Search

For carrying out more extensive search operations use the Advanced Search dialog of Daminion. This allows you to create complex queries and can save them for reuse in the future.

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


Launching the Advanced Search dialog

Click on the “Advanced” button as shown in the figure below.


It opens directly to the search dialog.



Here you select the corresponding tag field from which a certain value or word to be searched.

Depending on the selected Tag field, you can specify a condition that must be met.

Here you can enter your desired search value. This can be for example a keyword or part of a keyword.

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

Here you can add further fields to be searched for.

Here you can save your custom search or open another existing one.



We need for our website some of the best photos of red flowers from our catalog. These images should be already optimized for output to the web and present as Jpeg or PNG format. In addition, there must be only images which publication will not violate copyrights.

So a query looks like this:


Here we are searching in the keywords for the keywords “flower” and “Red“. With the “AND” condition, we determine that both terms must necessarily be assigned to the image.

We firmly commit to only images with 5 stars. In “Copyright” it may be only images that are tagged with “Daminion” and as a media format we only allow images in Jpeg or PNG format. Since the images should be placed on the web, their file size should be correspondingly small, so only images with the max. 500 KB or smaller are allowed.

If we start searching now, all images meeting these criteria will be displayed in the browser. In addition, a summary of the used parameters is given above the browser.


By clicking on the small triangle icon you can collapse or enlarge this query information.

Here you can save your self created Search or open an already existing one.




After being saved, a created query appears as a new entry under “Saved Searches” in the Catalog Tags Panel.






The advantage of such a query is that it is not static. This means as soon as you add in the catalog new images that meet thess criteria, they will be automatically added to this query.