Daminion Server Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Daminion Server

Digital asset management solution for small to large teams

4.6/5 (10 reviews)

Daminion Server overview

Daminion Server is a digital asset management solution designed to help small to large businesses create secure digital asset libraries for organizing data. The platform supports various media formats including raster (JPEG, PSD, PNG), vector (AI, EPS, SVG), audio/video, PDF, and Microsoft Office documents. A multi-user solution, Daminion Server allows users to search the built-in database and filter content using AND/OR operators and other custom criteria.

Daminion Server enables teams to assign tags such as titles, ratings, keywords, copyright, and more for efficient classification and location of media files. Role-based access enables users to view, modify or update information as guest, viewer, editor or administrator. The solution offers a range of features including file sharing, multiple user accounts, customizable branding, and more. The system stores all copyright information as metadata to facilitate ownership rights management.

Daminion Server comes with a version control module, which allows teams to keep track of original files via an item audit history. Users can export data in multiple formats for social media sharing. The platform integrates with various third-party applications such as Adobe Creative Suite and content management systems (CMS) via REST API and XMP Metadata.
www.daminion.net

Pricing

Starting from
$249/month
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Markets

United States, Australia, Canada, Europe, Middle-East and Africa

Supported languages

English
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Daminion Server reviews

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Aaron Rich

Daminion Delivers

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-06-11
Review Source: Capterra

I used to just have photos in cascading folders named in a way I could somewhat go search for something if I remember when it took place and what the name I gave the collection - It could take some time to find anything at all. Now I can always find what I want when I want it within Daminion.

Pros
One of the highlights for me of using Daminion has been the tagging and indexed searching, I have thoroughly enjoyed marking my imported photos with multiple categorical tags while naming them using custom naming patterns - after which I have the ability to toggle or filter the tags or multiple tags as well as search on any part of the name or the file's metadata. Another highlight has been the support - I have followed the development of Daminion since its 1.0 version and have provided feedback with glitches, enhancement requests, or just plain asked how to do something: They have always replied and tried their best to provide a solution to my request whether fixing something right away and offering a newly compiled version to test or remoting to my workstation in order to experience the reported error. Truly a top notch approach to advancing their product and retaining customers (I do hope that never changes)

Cons
It may not be as easy for a user to figure out how to do something complex within Daminion like rename and move a set of files while retaining a partial part of the existing file name convention or uniqueness in the names - things like that. Also, I actually use this for personal use and my family is 7 of us but there is no Home license for more than 2 users nor does it have the ability to access restrict by user roles (ie. provide my children unique access while keeping them from being able to delete important photos). It is a more advanced area I'd like to move into but the opportunity is not provided (and I certainly cannot afford the team version for my family)

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Keith Tarjanyi

Daminion has been a lifesaver

Reviewed 2016-05-10
Review Source: Capterra

We found Daminion from an Adobe blog that referenced the DAM software. The blog was discussing how to set up Lightroom for group use, as we found out from that blog post there really is no good way to set Lightroom up for a shared environment. While that discovery was disappointing, it led us to Daminion, which has proven to be anything but disappointing. Daminion allows us to organize our vast collection of images in a central, easy-to-use database. It also allows us to easily locate images of a variety of people in our organization. It is going to be a HUGE time saver and resource for us as we go forward. Our Communications Department is initially going to have access to the catalogs. We have discussed the possibility of rolling it out as a solution organizational wide eventually. We looked at a number of different solutions, but many of the solutions exceeded our budget and wouldn't work as seamlessly with our environment, which includes PCs and Macs (running Parallels). At the same time we were researching Daminion, we were also seriously considering DBGallery. We went with Daminion due to a number of reasons, however its enhanced user interface for both desktop and the web client really set it above the rest of the pack and was a huge selling point for our organization. Another selling point was the fact that the Daminion customer service team was ALWAYS available to answer questions very quickly. Some of the other DAM solutions we considered had long waits for someone to get back to us to answer our questions, that wasn't the case with the team at Daminion, which always responded very quickly to our technical service needs. We have multiple users who need access to our photo archive 24-7 while outside of our building. Being able to allow our users to access the database through the web and on mobile phones was a huge deal for us and Daminion delivers on that. We also appreciated being able to have control over who can access certain photos. I wish that we could add keywords/tags in the web portal and I wish the user roles were more customizable. All-in-all Daminion is a solution that I would strongly recommend to any other communications department in search of a budget friendly photo archiving solution that delivers big on functionality and ease of use.

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Ryan Arnfinson

Outstanding DAM software value & ease of use

Reviewed 2016-04-30
Review Source: Capterra

I am very grateful to have discovered this digital asset management software recently. I had tried several versions which were incredibly expensive as well as an open source version though I didn't find it as user friendly as I'd liked. I have plans to utilize this software for three purposes. I will recommend it to a professional photographer colleague who needs help to organize his portfolio. I will use it to organize the several thousand images I have collected in the digital marketing space for use in sales letters, blog posts and so on. Right now they are sitting in my Amazon S3 file storage account gathering digital dust so to speak as I couldn't be bothered any longer having them on my hard drive simply because the organization possibilities were limited and slow. I will also use it to organize images from our start-up company photo shoots to help organize the hundreds of new products shots we obtain. It's great you can add photos to your catalogs without copying them so... What do you dislike? I'm not going to complain about an excellent free digital asset management software which allows you to organize up to fifteen thousand digital assets, when similar versions I've tried cost hundreds or thousands of dollars per month. It would be terrific if it was cloud based to have access on any device, but it is more secure as a desktop version, it doesn't rely on an internet connection so there will be less performance issues overall, and I bring my work laptop with me on the go so accessing it will never be an issue. What business problems are you solving? What benefits have you realized? The sales copy on their website me made me feel a definite emotional connection to this company. They target small businesses and are genuinely empowering us by offering such value at no cost. This facilitates brand loyalty in my opinion that will lead to recommendation and my paid upgrade in the future. This is a business model I will utilize too in a forthcoming project as it truly helps people beyond the bottom line, so appreciate it a lot. I am excited to get the most out of this digital asset management software. I can finally organize and use thousands of images much more efficiently than in the past and it gets my highest recommendation.

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Jim Gast

Wanted upgrade from Lightroom 3.64 without an Adobe subscription. Damion is perfect for my needs.

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-11-22
Review Source: Capterra

Easy to use. I am using Daminion Pro.

Pros
I like that all the metadata is shown under the properties where it's easy to read. The different view modes are excellent as is the ability to change the thumbnail captions easily. I also like that all the captions show up at the bottom of the thumbnail instead of having to toggle. Daminion is fast. Adding multiple keyword tags to a photo is very easy. Likewise, it's also easy to remove them in case you make a mistake. I contacted support about moving the catalog off my "C" drive and I received a prompt response telling me that I could. Daminion supports many file types including photos, videos, pdfs and Microsoft Office. I am looking forward to adding my videos to the catalog. Sometimes Lightroom cannot show a preview of panorama shots taken with my new camera and my cell phone. Daminion has not had any problems with panorama shots. The search options are more powerful as well.

Cons
It would be more user friendly if Daminion would remember the sort by choice after the program is closed and re-opened. I usually always search by "Creation Datetime". After posting my review, a technical support person contacted me about how to change the default. It is too long to post here, but you can contact Daminion for instructions.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Steve Holmer

Solid but very inexpensive DAM for small teams

Reviewed 2012-01-19
Review Source: Capterra

Overall very promising piece of DAM especially because of its orienting to small teams and inexpensive price. There are a lot of DAM solution in the market but they are beyond the small teams budget and not offer so user-friendly interface like Daminion.

Pros
It focused on media management without built-in fancy image editing tools. All the tag annotations are applied to the file metadata so my annotations are always travel along with my files. It occurs automatically and very fast, even for my Camera RAW files (NEF, DNG). Any image or image set can be located by maximally 2-3 mouse clicks. My private photos separated from my portfolio images by several catalogs that I can open side-by-side like web-pages on the modern web-browsers. And of course the unbeatable feature of the Daminion is its TRUE multi-user capabilities. I can manage the same photo archive with my wife - each one from his/her own computers without having duplicates and headache to remember about constantly sync the computers. Supports a range of Adobe formats: InDesign (INDD), Illustrator (AI), Photoshop (PSD), Digital Negative (DNG) and PDF.

Cons
- It doesn't support Mac, although I don't care about this - probably someone would like to use Daminion Mac version. - It doesn't support uploading to my Flickr although they have Export SDK and probably I'll write a small Daminion addon that helps to upload to Flickr soon.

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Daminion Server pricing

Starting from
$249/month
Pricing options
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The product is available for $249 per month for up to 5 users.

Daminion Server features

API
Customizable Branding
Data Import/Export

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Additional information for Daminion Server

Key features of Daminion Server

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Asset Categorization
  • Asset Control
  • Asset Library
  • Asset Sharing
  • Bulk Uploading
  • CMS Integration
  • Document Archiving
  • Email Management
  • File Conversion
  • File Recovery
  • File Sharing
  • File Type Conversion
  • Scanning & Imaging
  • Search
  • Search Within Document
  • Search/Filter
  • Security & Encryption
  • User Access Controls
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