Companies are searching for new ways to manage the large number of digital images under their control. These images come from many sources – and often get tucked away into local and network file folders, or cloud based storage systems, with no proper indexing or searchable records of the assets. This is a big loss for forward leaning organizations, who recognize the value of the digital file inventories, whether as intellectual property or time-saving efficiency gains. A simple digital image database won’t suffice, but Digital Asset Management (DAM) will.
What’s the Difference between an Image Database and DAM?
A digital asset management solution and a database both store assets, information about those assets and the ability to retrieve this information. However, a digital asset management solution provides a secure and intelligent way to store, search, process, transform and share these assets. It is a highly configurable solution that can be integrated in your existing systems and software for improving workflows across an entire organization.
Much More than a Database
DAM systems go way beyond basic image databases.
Search by keywords, and include digital rights information in a structured way for legal compliances.
Whether images need annotations, cropping, watermarking, approvals or gatekeeping, DAM has you covered.
Anytime, Anywhere, Any Device
DAM systems provide user friendly access in ways tailored to your needs.
What is Metadata?
DAM adds metadata tagging and search capabilities to traditional file management schemas. Metadata is information about a file – this can be digital rights management information, standard metadata schemas used for digital image tagging, geospatial information, approval stage levels and/or any custom information your organization can imagine.
Museums, educational institutions, media outlets and many other kinds of organizations manage high-volume image collections, but often without the requisite enterprise search and metadata management capabilities that a sophisticated enterprise DAM system can provide. Supercharge your collections database with the power of DAM so that your image archiving and database management functions are aligned with today’s digital asset management methods and processes.