Daminion Preferences Dialog

You can find the dialog for changing the Daminion settings in the program menu under the “Edit” > “Preferences ...” menu.





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Files per Page
Here you can specify how many elements Daminion shows at maximum for each page in the browser. The Default value is 100, you can select a different value from 200 to 5000.

Cache Size
Here you can specify the size of the cache. You can choose from the following values: 500, 1000 and 2000. The higher the selected cache value, the higher the occupied memory of your computer rams. We recommend the default value to leave at 1000.

Set start value of the counter token (%###) for renaming templates
When batch-renaming the files Daminion uses an internal automatically high counting token. You can reset this counter here or define a specific starting value for your renaming process.

Automatically check for updates
If this option is enabled, Daminion is checking by each start if an updated version of Daminion is available.


Reading Metadata

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.


Writing Metadata

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. The information related to a specific RAW file is only stored in the Daminion catalog. Thus please consider, if you open those files with an external application or send them to others by mail, these metada information will not be available for them.
  • 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 file format. If you activate this option, Daminion creates a separate sidecar file with the same base name of the RAW file but with the extension*.xmp. This sidecar file contains all the metadata information which was given in Daminion to that specific file. This option gives you the flexibility to have all metadata alongside with your RAW-file but your original RAW file will be untouched by Daminion.
  • Write Tags into EXIF/IPTC/XMP
    The metadata will be stored both in the XMP section of the original file 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 can’t read the Metadata written by Daminion completely. 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 you let Daminion directly write metadata information into the files, you can choose whether it also should update the modification date of the file or not.
If you don’t want to let Daminion make changes to your master files in any way, you should leave that option inactivated. However, this date/time information will be stored independently within Daminion anyway.


Color Management

Apply display color profile
Here you can specify whether Daminion should use a color profile for displaying your images. You can choose whether this should only be used for the previews, only for the thumbnails, or for both of them.

Display Profile
With a click on the “Customize …” Button the Windows Color Management menu will open. Here you can set your preferred Display profile.

Default Input ICC Profile
Images that have no embedded color profile will be displayed by Daminion using the default sRGB profile.


Proxy Settings

Direct Connection to the Internet
This option is the Daminion default setting.

Automatically detect proxy settings
If activated, Daminion tries to detect the port settings.

Manual proxy configuration
Here you can set the internet access manually by entering a valid IP address and the port number.