When comparing Daminion Software vs Fedora Commons, the Slant community recommends Daminion Software for most people. In the question“What are the best digital asset management (DAM) solutions?” Daminion Software is ranked 12th while Fedora Commons is ranked 72nd.
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Pro Easy photo and document management
Pro Great tech support
Pro Affordable for small teams with tight budgets
Pro Allows to assign people to pictures
But no face recognition. So it works like a keyword.
Pro Open source
The license allows for free use and even redistribution of modified software, which can be useful for affiliated libraries for instance.
Con Thumbnail preview slower than others
Other tools display the thumbnail preview images in the overview much faster. For example ACDSee is extremely fast, StudioLine is faster, too. On Daminion I first see a gray box then after at least 1 second the thumbnail is displayed. Also Lightroom 5 doesn't have such loading times.
Con no face recognition available
The default admin UI feels a bit old. Many institutions use the APIs instead.