Daminion Software Unveils New Version of Document Asset Management Solution

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Daminion Software has released a new version of its state-of-the-art image, video, and document management solution for creative pros and small teams.

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It doesn't pretend to be anything other than a really good digital media organiser.

Daminion Software, a leading company specializing in media document management solutions for creative pros, has announced the 0.8 beta version of its Document Asset Management software. The Daminion 0.8 beta is a pre-release version that will be made available for public testing before Daminion Software releases the final version of the program. The new beta version is focused on image cataloging and media management. As a result, it reduces the time and cost of asset retrieval and content production for creative professionals.

Powerful search capabilities provide immediate access to assets of all types, including multimedia and other documents. Daminion is able to easily locate digital images, videos, and documents using a range of criteria, including categories, keywords, camera lens, color labels, rating and creation date. Content can be filtered withover 30 tags in combination with AND/OR operators.

At the heart of the program is its ability to store data inside of media files, including copyright information. All image descriptions are stored inside the relevant files as metadata. Whenever users copy, email, or publish their images, videos, or documents, all of the file information is transferred along with the files. This protects asset ownership and copyright. Without the use of metadata, the potential for lost assets is higher – if unmarked, assets may be invisible to searches and more vulnerable to misuse.

Another advantage of metadata is that it is the best way to exchange information across systems with different configurations using XMP. This eliminates the need to rely on a variety of different API versions. Instead, Daminion can store metadata in a range of formats, such as image, camera RAW, vector, video, audio, and PDF. Additionally, the database is automatically synchronized with information in EXIF, IPTC, XMP, and MWG formats.

Daminion allows users to export optimized files on demand with selected conversion rules in a single click. This file optimization feature is perfect for uploading content to Flickr or Facebook.

For an even more convenient user experience, Daminion can open multiple catalogs in separate tabs simultaneously in modern web browsers. Users can also work with Shared and Local catalogs in the same workspace.

Visit Daminion’s website to download the beta version, as well as to access community forums and blogs, members-only whitepapers and downloads, and technical support.

Daminion is compatible with Windows 2000, XP, 2003 or 2008 Server, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. The program also requires at least 100MB of free disk space, a Pentium III with 1.0 GHz at the very minimum and at least 256MB of RAM. All currently supported versions of Daminion work on both 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows.

About Daminion Software

Daminion Software (formerly known as PicaJet.com), based in Stavropol, Russia, is a fast-growing company specializing in desktop and web-based media document management software solutions.

The company’s flagship product, Daminion Server, is a digital asset management system (DAM) with multi-user access that features a revolutionary new platform and product structure. The software is based on experience gained from many years in the digital media management industry: PicaJet.com went online in 1999. The company is also the creator of PicaJet Photo Manager and RoboImport, digital photo management solutions for photographers and designers.

Daminion Software's primary goal is to make the best DAM solution available for small companies. The program is extremely user-friendly and, unlike other digital asset management products aimed at the corporate market, Daminion is as easy to install as opening a box. The program is affordably priced for users as well. Visit the Daminion website at http://daminion.net

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