Functions to make searching more convenient

1. Tag Management


You can create a new tag by right-clicking on the tag view and selecting New.


You can rename a tag by double-clicking on it.
If you rename a tag that is already associated with items, the items will still be associated with the new tag name.

Editing the Parent-Child Relationship

You can drag and drop a tag onto another tag to create a parent-child relationship.


You can select the tag you want to delete and then right click and select Delete to delete the tag.

If you delete a tag that is already associated with items, the association with items is canceled.

Tagging the Data

Select the item(s) you want to tag in the thumbnail view, and turn on or off the checkbox in the tag view.
Check the box in the tag view to tag the item, and uncheck it to untag it.

2. File Preview and Application Integration

Although DigDoc does not provide the original functions for file viewers and editing functions, it does have a function for linking with applications so that you can operate using your favorite tool.
Viewer can be specified in the setting items (File> Settings).
For details, see (1) “Settings” in “Usage”.


By double-clicking an item in the thumbnail view, the Viewer will open and you can view the item.
You can also view item by selecting the item in the thumbnail view and right-clicking and selecting Preview.

Display Folder

To open the specified folder in Explorer, select the item in the folder view or thumbnail view and right-click and select “Open directory with explorer”.

Record File Path

You can copy the file path of the selecting the item in folder view or thumbnail view by right-clicking and selecting “Copy path to clipboard”.

Useful Functions

If you select an item in folder view or thumbnail view and right-click on it and choose “select directory”, you can focus on the file’s location in the folder tree on the left.

Integration with Applications

You can select items in thumbnail view and drag and drop them to other applications.
This allows you to open the file using your favorite application.

3. Manual Creation of Thumbnails

DigDoc will automatically create thumbnails for items.
However, for videos, the image you want will not be thumbnailed.
Also, in some file formats, the concept of thumbnails does not exist.
In these cases, DigDoc still allows users to specify their own images to be used as thumbnails.

Creating Thumbnails

1) Play the video and stop it at the frame you want to use as a thumbnail image.
2) Right-click on the item you want to create a thumbnail, and select “Capture Thumbnail” to enter screen capture mode.

3) When screen capture mode is enabled, select the area you want to capture and press the Enter key.

Screen capture mode

By moving the cursor to the center of the frame, you can move the entire frame on the display.

By hovering the cursor over the corners of the frame, you can adjust the position of each corner.

By hovering the cursor over the edges of the frame, you can adjust the position of each edge.

Also, because it has a magnifying glass, you can check the selection range down to a fine position.

When you have decided on a range, press the Enter key.
You can also use the Esc key to release the range.

New thumbnails are added to the item.
By using screen capture function, you can create thumbnails with any frame of movie files or the screen displayed in applications.

Delete Thumbnails

It is possible to delete the thumbnail images from the metadata view.
If you delete a thumbnail, it will be automatically generated again.
This function can be used when you want to delete the thumbnail created by yourself.