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Previewing an asset

You can use Preview to see how a digital asset will look when viewed by a customer. The Preview uses the default viewer that is assigned to the asset. Default viewers are configured in Application Setup.
If you are previewing a template asset with parameter layers, you can make changes to the parameters or change the image preset. Because your changes are made inline, you can view the results immediately from the same Preview window.
To preview an asset
  1. In the Asset Library panel on the left side, navigate to the Asset folders that contains the asset you want to preview.
  2. Do any one of the following:
    • Above the Assets window, on the right side of the toolbar, click Grid View.
    • Above the Assets window, on the right side of the toolbar, click List View.
    • Above the Assets window, on the right side of the toolbar, click Detail View.
  3. Depending on the View you are using, do one of the following:
    • In the Asset window of the Grid View or List View, select a single asset, and then click Preview near the thumbnail image.
    • On the toolbar above the Assets window of the Grid View, List View, or Detail View, click Preview.

Previewing an asset based on viewer platform type

You can use Viewer List to preview how an asset appears on particular viewer platform type such as HTML5. Depending on the asset type and the associated viewer that you have selected to preview, not all platforms are available in Viewer List.
You can also use Viewer List to copy a viewer’s URL or view and copy the viewer code for embedding in your web pages.
For a given viewer platform, the Viewer List window lets you visually see what devices, such as tablets and Smartphones, thate viewer is available for use.
To preview an asset based on viewer platform type
  1. In the Asset Library panel on the left side, navigate to the Asset folders that contains the asset you want to preview.
  2. Do any one of the following:
    • Above the Assets window, on the right side of the toolbar, click Grid View. In the Asset window, select a single asset, and then below the thumbnail image, click Preview > Viewer List.
    • Above the Assets window, on the right side of the toolbar, click List View. In the Asset window, select a single asset, and then to the right of the thumbnail image, click Preview > Viewer List.
    • Above the Assets window, on the right side of the toolbar, click Detail View. On the same toolbar, click Preview > Viewer List.
  3. (Optional) In the Viewer List window, click the column heading Name or Platform type to sort the column by ascending or descending order.
  4. In the Viewer List window, under the Actions column of the table, click Preview to see how the asset appears for a selected viewer and platform type.
    Close the displayed preview to return to the Viewer List window.
  5. (Optional) In the Viewer List window, in the URL Encoding for Copy URL Generation drop-down list at the bottom, select the URL encoding that you want applied to the asset’s URL when it is copied.
  6. (Optional) Do any of the following:
    • In the Viewer List window, under the Actions column of the table, click Copy URL for a selected viewer and platform type.
      When you click Copy URL, its associated URL is automatically copied to the clipboard.
    • In the Viewer List window, under the Actions column of the table, click Embed Code.
      When you click Embed Code, the Embed Code window is opened where you can review the viewer code. Editing of the code is not permitted in the window. You can also copy the code to the clipboard so you can paste it in your web pages.
      Close the displayed preview to return to the Viewer List window.
  7. In the lower-right corner of the Viewer List window, click Close to return to the Assets screen.

Previewing an image asset based on its Image Preset

You can preview an image asset based on its Image Preset to find out what your image looks like when it is delivered dynamically to your web site or application at different sizes.
An Image Preset is a collection of pre-defined settings that change the size, image quality, format, resolution, and other aspects of an image’s appearance when it is exported.
To preview an image asset based on its Image Preset
  1. In the Asset Library panel on the left side, navigate to the Asset folders that contains the image asset you want to preview.
  2. Do any one of the following:
    • Above the Assets window, on the right side of the toolbar, click Grid View. In the Asset window, select a single image asset, and then below the thumbnail image, click Preview > Image Preset List.
    • Above the Assets window, on the right side of the toolbar, click List View. In the Asset window, select a single image asset, and then to the right of the thumbnail image, click Preview > Image Preset List.
    • Above the Assets window, on the right side of the toolbar, click Detail View. On the same toolbar, click Preview > Image Preset List.
  3. In the Image Preset List window, in the table, select the name of a preset type whose image asset you want to preview inline in the right pane.
  4. (Optional) In the Image Preset List window, in the URL Encoding for Copy URL Generation drop-down list at the bottom, select the URL encoding that you want applied to the image asset’s URL when it is copied.
  5. (Optional) In the Image Preset List window, in the upper-right area of the preview pane, click Copy URL for the selected preset type.
    When you click Copy URL, its associated URL is automatically copied to the clipboard.
  6. In the lower-right corner of the Image Preset List window, click Close to return to the Assets screen.