Assigning a Tag Preset

With the “Assign Tag Preset” function you can save any set of frequently used tags in a preset setting in order to apply them later to other elements. This prevents you from entering recurring information each time.

Daminion offers you two ways of creating your own default tag preset.


Option 1

First enter in the Properties panel all the information about an item that you want to assign later to the elements.






In our example, we have entered the following information in the Properties panel:





To save this set of tag information, click on the little gear icon on the top right of the taskbar and select “Save as tag preset …” from the dropdown list .

Note that in this case, all filled tag fields are stored, even those which are not displayed since the corresponding heading is collapsed. For example, if the field for the creation date is enabled, then this date is assigned to all selected elements! Therefore, please check carefully wherther the data contained in each field fits your requirements and delete the information you don’t want to be transmitted. 

You will then be prompted for a name for your preset. In this example the tag preset was called “Daminion web images“.



After confirming with the “OK” button, this setting will be saved in the preset list.



Now select one or more elements in the browser, which you want to assign the contents of this stored preset and click again on the gear icon on the task bar of the Properties panel .




In the selection menu you will now see the newly created preset “Daminion web images”. If you select it, all the information stored in this tag preset is assigned to the selected elements.








Option 2

To create and to manage already created tag presets, you can use the “Assign Tag Preset” dialog.

To open the Tag preset Editor, navigate in the file menu to “Window” and select “Assign Tag Preset



The Assign Tag Preset dialog:



Here you can create new presets, rename, edit or delete existing ones.


Here you can assign your own keyboard shortcuts for a faster access. You have a choice between Ctrl + F1 and Ctrl + F5.

 Assign the selected elements

This option is only active if you have previously selected at least one element in the browser before opening this dialogue. You can then assign made ​​settings in the tag area (E) directly to the selected items.


With these options you can choose to activate all or no tag fields or enable only the tag fields that already contain information.


In this section you will find all tag fields that you can provide with information in order to store them as a preset.




Under , first select “New …” and in the following window add a name for your new preset. In our example, let’s call it “Daminion web images“.

Now you can enter in area any information which you want to transfer to other elements. We choose in our example the following entries:

Rating: 3 Stars
Color label: Blue
Author: Joe Smith
Project: Images for web side

Finally, you can assign a keyboard shortcut under  for the preset. We take [Ctrl + F1].

Now you can simply click on the right top X icon in the taskbar, to close this dialog.


To assign this preset to other elements, initially one or more elements in the browser must be selected. Now you have three ways how you can apply this preset to your elements:

Variant 1

Select in the Properties panel menu the appropriate preset.


Variant 2

Call the “Assign Tag Preset” dialog and assign the corresponding preset from there.


Variant 3

Assign the tag preset with the previously assigned keyboard shortcut [Ctrl + F1].



Deleting a Tag Preset

In the Assign Tag Preset dialog click to “Preset“, select the preset you want to delete and then click again on “Preset“. Now you can delete the currently selected Preset from the list.

In the same way you can also rename an existing preset by selecting the rename command.


Notice: If you intend to work a lot with Tag Presets, then it might be helpful if you dock the “Assign Tag Preset” Dialog right above the Properties Panel to have it permanently accessible. Please read chapter “Customizing the Window Layout” to see how you can achieve this.