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

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 flower 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.