How does Digital Asset Management work?

by Jeremy Zentner on February 9th, 2017

This blog post is the second part of our Digital Asset Management 101 tutorial series, and asks the question- How Does Digital Asset Management work? In the first part of our “What is Digital Asset Management 101 tutorial, we learned that-

Digital Asset Management, sometimes also called DAM, is a software solution that helps you to do many things, such as organize, store, find, retrieve and share digital files……….”


How does Digital Asset Management work via Daminion?


The Daminion Digital Asset Management solution is a tool that sits atop the Windows Operating System, or if you have a Mac, it can be used through a Windows emulator, such as Parallels Desktop or VMWare Fusion. The newest version of Daminion also offers a web-client, for both Mac and Windows.


Here is an overall layout of how Daminion works

From a technical point of view.


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So, how exactly does this Digital Asset Management solution work?

The first thing is to download Daminion server 5.0 and have it installed on your network. The next step is to install the Desktop Client. If you have any questions or are unsure about this, please don’t hesitate to contact us, and we will install it for you- remotely and quickly!


Import your files into Daminion

After this, you will have to import your files. You can do this from the web-client by dragging and dropping them directly into the interface. You can also import files at any time via the Daminion stand-alone program, as well as automating the process by connecting to Dropbox or Google Drive. You can even create a special folder, so that any new files automatically placed into it will be instantly catalogued.


Daminion how does digital asset management work warningAlthough this might seem complicated, it really isn’t! If you need help, or an online demonstration, feel free to contact us today


After you have the software up and running on your server/client, open Daminion. On the left hand side, you will notice that there are numerous options, such as Categories, Collections, Color label, Event, and Flag. If you click on the Categories, you will notice a number of preset options, such as:

  • Artists
  • Copyrights
  • People
  • Projects
  • Camera Model
  • and many, many more!

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Then start tagging!. After your Digital Assets have been tagged, then you are off and running. The world is your oyster and you will no longer need to spend time on the old search function through Windows!


Windows Search No Longer Necessary Daminion how does Digital Asset Management Solution work


Stay Tuned for part 3 from our Digital Asset Management 101 Tutorial!


Already downloaded Daminion? Not sure what to do next? We can help you install your Digital Asset Management solution in no time flat! Contact us Today!

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