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 Tags Panel

Daminion offers you a number of ways to quickly perform a targeted search of your database.

You can search by using Quick Search, Advanced Search or the Tags Panel.

In this article you will learn how to search using the Tags Panel.

The numbers to the right of the entries in the Tags Panel indicate how many items have been assigned to the particular tag.



Click the circles next to the numbers to view all the items in the browser that use the same tag.



You can extend your selection by holding down the Ctrl key and clicking multiple tags. If you hold down the Alt key and click, the circles go red, and the selected tags are excluded from the search.



In our example, we have chosen to view all items that use the keywords Vehicles and Red, while explicitly excluding Camera RAW files.
The word AND in the red box means that items being searched for must use both Keyword tags, Vehicles AND Red. Select OR instead of AND to view items that use just one OR both tags.
Your can refine your search by control-clicking in the date range and adding a time restriction to your selection.





To help you keep track of your search parameters, they are also displayed above the browser window.





To collapse or expand the query area, click on the small triangle.

The query area gives you a quick, plain-text overview of all selected search parameters.

You can save your customized search for later use.



Your saved search will appear as a new entry under Saved Searches in the Tags panel and can be quickly launched from there with a single click at any time.


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.