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Assets Supported Formats

AEM Assets supports a wide range of file formats and each functionality has varied support for different MIME types.
To integrate AEM Assets with other standards-compliant digital asset management (DAM) solutions and desktop software, use Adobe's Extensible Metadata Platform (XMP).
Use the legend to understand the support level.
Support Level
Description
Supported
*
Supported with add-on features
-
Not applicable

Supported Raster image formats

Raster image formats supported for asset management features are as follows:
Storage
Metadata management
Metadata extraction
Thumbnail generation
Interactive editing
Metadata writeback
Insights
Format
PNG
GIF
TIFF
JPEG
BMP
PNM
PGM
PBM
PPM
PSD*
PICT
PSB
Raster image formats supported for Dynamic Media features are as follows:
Upload
(Input format)
Create
image
preset
(Output format)
Preview
dynamic
rendition
Deliver
dynamic
rendition
Download
dynamic
rendition
Format
PNG
GIF
TIFF
JPEG
BMP
PNM
PGM
PBM
PPM
PSD*
PICT
PSB
* The merged image is extracted from the PSD file. It is an image that is generated by Adobe Photoshop and is included in the PSD file. Depending on the settings, the merged image may or may not be the actual image.
In addition to the information above, consider the following:
  • The support for EPS files applies to raster images only. For example, thumbnail generation for EPS vector images is not supported by default. To add support, configure ImageMagick . To integrate third-party tools to enable additional capabilities, see Command line based Media Handler .
  • Metadata writeback works for PSB file format when it is added to the NComm handler.
  • To use Dynamic Media to preview and generate dynamic renditions for EPS files, see Adobe Illustrator (AI), Postscript (EPS), and PDF file formats.
  • For EPS files, metadata writeback is supported in PostScript Document Structuring Convention (PS-Adobe) version 3.0 or later.

Supported PDF Rasterizer library

The Adobe PDF Rasterizer library generates high-quality thumbnails and previews for large and content-intensive Adobe Illustrator and PDF files. Adobe recommends using the PDF Rasterizer library for the following:
  • Content-intensive AI/PDF files that are resource-intesive to process.
  • AI/PDF files, for which thumbnails are not generated by default.
  • AI files with Pantone Matching System (PMS) colors.

Supported Image Transcoding library

The Adobe Imaging Transcoding library is an image processing solution that performs core image-handling functions, such as, encoding, transcoding, resampling, and resizing.
Imaging Transcoding library supports JPG/JPEG, PNG (8-bit and 16-bit), GIF, BMP, TIFF/Compressed TIFF (apart from 32-bit TIFF files and PTIFF files), ICO, and ICN MIME types.

Supported camera raw

The Adobe Camera Raw library enables AEM Assets to ingest raw images. See Camera Raw Support .

Supported document formats

Document formats supported for asset management features are as follows:
Storage
Metadata
management
Metadata
extraction
Thumbnail
generation
Interactive
editing
Metadata
writeback
Insights
Format
DOC
DOCX
ODT
HTML
RTF
TXT
XLS
XLSX
ODS
PPT
PPTX
ODP
PS
QXP
EPUB
Document formats supported for Dynamic Media features are as follows:
Upload
(Input format)
Create
image
preset
(Output format)
Preview
dynamic
rendition
Deliver
dynamic
rendition
Download
dynamic
rendition
Format
DOC
DOCX
ODT
HTML
RTF
TXT
XLS
XLSX
ODS
PPT
PPTX
ODP
PS
QXP
EPUB
In addition to the above functionality, consider the following:

Supported multimedia formats

Storage
Metadata management
Metadata extraction
Thumbnail generation
FFMPEG transcoding
AAC
-
*
MIDI
-
*
3GP
-
*
MP3
-
*
MPG
-
*
OGA
-
*
OGG
-
*
RA
-
*
WAV
-
*
WMA
-
*
DVI
*
*
FLV
*
*
M4V
*
*
MPEG
*
*
OGV
*
*
MOV
*
*
WMV
*
*
SWF

Supported input video formats for Dynamic Media Transcoding

Video file extension
Container
Recommended video codecs
Unsupported video codecs
MP4
MPEG-4
H264/AVC (all profiles)
MOV, QT
Apple QuickTime
H264/AVC, Apple ProRes422 & HQ, Sony XDCAM, Sony DVCAM, HDV, Panasonic DVCPro, Apple DV (DV25), Apple PhotoJPEG, Sorenson, Avid DNxHD, Avid AVR
Apple Intermediate, Apple Animation
FLV, F4V
Adobe Flash
H264/AVC, Flix VP6, H263, Sorenson
SWF (vector animation files)
WMV
Windows Media 9
WMV3 (v9), WMV2 (v8), WMV1 (v7), GoToMeeting (G2M2, G2M3, G2M4)
Microsoft Screen (MSS2), Microsoft Photo Story (WVP2)
MPG, VOB, M2V, MP2
MPEG-2
MPEG-2
M4V
Apple iTunes
H264/AVC
AVI
A/V Interleave
XVID, DIVX, HDV, MiniDV (DV25), Techsmith Camtasia, Huffyuv, Fraps, Panasonic DVCPro
Indeo3 (IV30), MJPEG, Microsoft Video 1 (MS-CRAM)
WebM
WebM
Google VP8
OGV, OGG
Ogg
Theora, VP3, Dirac
MXF
MXF
Sony XDCAM, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, Panasonic DVCPro
MTS
AVCHD
H264/AVC
MKV
Matroska
H264/AVC
R3D, RM
Red Raw Video
MJPEG 2000
RAM, RM
RealVideo
Unsupported
Real G2 (RV20), Real 8 (RV30), Real 10 (RV40)
FLAC
Native Flac
Free lossless audio codec
MJ2
Motion JPEG 2000
Motion JPEG 2000 codec

Supported archive formats

The supported archive formats and the applicability of the common DAM workflows, is covered in the following table.
Storage
Versioning
Workflow
Publishing
Access Control
Dynamic Media Delivery
Formats
TGZ
JAR
RAR
TAR
ZIP*
* The ZIP archives created using Deflate64 algorithm have limited support in AEM. Archive and unarchive operations are not supported. However, operations like uploading, browsing, and downloading are supported.

Other supported formats

The applicability of common DAM workflows for a few other file formats is described in the table below.
Features
Storage
Versioning
Workflow
Publishing
Access Control
Dynamic Media Delivery
Formats
*
SVG
CSS
VTT
XML
JavaScript (when configured with own delivery domain)
* The other formats are supported in DAM for storage, versioning, ACL, workflow, publishing, and metadata management.

Supported MIME types

By default, AEM detects the file type using the file extension. AEM can detect it from the contents of the files. For latter, select Detect MIME from content option in Day CQ DAM Mime Type Service in the AEM Web Console.
A list of supported MIME types are available in CRXDE Lite at /conf/global/settings/cloudconfigs/dmscene7/jcr:content/mimeTypes .
File extension
MIME type/ Internet media type
Default jobParam value
Allowed jobParam value
Image
image/s7asset
usmAmount=1.75&usmRadius=0.2
&usmThreshold=2&usmMonochrome=0&
The default jobParam applies to all image mime type assets.
3G2
video/3gpp2
3GP
video/3gpp
AAC
audio/x-aac
AFM
application/x-font-type1
AI
application/postscript
aiprocess=Rasterize&airesolution=150
&aicolorspace=Auto&aialpha=false
AIFF
audio/x-aiff
AVI
video/x-msvideo
BMP
image/bmp
CSS
text/css
DOC
application/msword
EPS
application/postscript
EPS
application/eps
EPS
application/x-eps
EPS
image/eps
EPS
image/x-eps
F4V
video/x-f4v
ExcludeMasterVideoFromAVS
FLA
application/x-shockwave-flash
FLV
video/x-flv
FPX
image/vnd.fpx
GIF
image/gif
ICC
application/vnd.iccprofile
ICM
application/vnd.iccprofile
INDD
application/x-indesign
JPEG
image/jpeg
JPG
image/jpeg
M2V
video/mpeg
M4V
video/x-m4v
MOV
video/quicktime
MP3
audio/mpeg
MP4
video/mp4
MPEG
video/mpeg
MPG
video/mpeg
MTS
model/vnd.mts
OGV
video/ogg
OTF
application/x-font-otf
PDF
application/pdf
pdfprocess=Rasterize&resolution=150
&colorspace=Auto&pdfbrochure=false
&keywords=false&links=false
PFB
application/x-font-type1
PFM
application/x-font-type1
PICT
image/x-pict
PNG
image/png
PPT
application/vnd.ms-powerpoint
PS
application/postscript
psprocess=Rasterize&psresolution=150
&pscolorspace=Auto&psalpha=false
&psextractsearchwords=false
&aiprocess=Rasterize&airesolution=150
&aicolorspace=Auto&aialpha=false
PSD
image/vnd.adobe.photoshop
process=None&layerNaming=Layername
&anchor=Center&createTemplate=false
&extractText=false&extendLayers=false
RTF
application/rtf
SVG
image/svg+xml
SWF
application/x-shockwave-flash
TAR
application/x-tar
TIF
image/tiff
TIFF
image/tiff
TTC
application/x-font-ttf
TTF
application/x-font-ttf
VOB
video/dvd
VTT
text/vtt
WAV
audio/x-wav
WEBM
video/webm
WMA
audio/x-ms-wma
WMV
video/x-ms-wmv
XLS
application/vnd.ms-excel
ZIP
application/zip