IMatch Frequently Asked Questions

This page has answers to the most frequently asked questions (FAQ) about IMatch. General Questions What is IMatch do? IMatch is an Advanced Digital Asset Management  (DAM) software for Windows. What is Digital Asset Management (DAM)? Digital Asset Management provides solutions to store, organize, find, retrieve, view, process, print and share digital files. Why do

Putting Some Smarts Into File Names

Using smart file names can be a key for successful digital asset management. Some users prefer to include dates in file names. Other users include project codes or use a globally unique file naming schema. Whatever naming schema you decide to use, IMatch has tools to make the job easier. IMatch includes a powerful tool

Reclaim Disk Space by Removing ExifTool Temporary Files

ExifTool IMatch uses the awesome ExifTool library to read and write metadata. This ensures optimal metadata quality and compatibility with a wide range of applications, digital asset management systems and web services. ExifTool uses a Perl runtime environment. When an ExifTool version is first run on a computer, it creates a sub-folder in the system

Ignoring Small Embedded Previews in RAW Images

RAW Previews Sometimes older RAW files have embedded preview images with dimensions much smaller than the RAW file itself. For example, some early cameras included smallish 1200 pixel previews even if the RAW had 3500 or more pixels in each dimension. The digital asset management system IMatch by default uses the embedded preview image to

Consolidating XMP Color Labels

XMP Labels XMP metadata includes an optional field named label. A label is a text or tag you can assign to an image. Digital asset management systems with XMP support like IMatch use this label for various purposes. Common examples are labels like ‘Red’, ‘For Review’, ‘Für den Druck’ or similar. Most XMP-aware applications also

Using Google Picasa™ Face Tags in IMatch

Viewing, using and editing face tags created in Google Picasa or Adobe Lightroom is easy in IMatch. When importing files, IMatch extracts face annotations created by these products from the XMP record and converts them into IMatch Face Annotations. When writing metadata, IMatch converts Face Annotations back into XMP regions automatically. This fully integrates faces