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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
x
Supported
*
Supported with add-on features
-
Not applicable

Supported Raster Image Formats

Asset Management Features
Dynamic Media Features
Storage
Metadata management
Metadata extraction
Thumbnail generation
Interactive editing
Metadata writeback
Insights
Upload (Input format)
Create image preset (Output format)
Preview dynamic rendition
Deliver dynamic rendition
Download dynamic rendition
PNG
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
GIF
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
TIFF
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
JPEG
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
BMP
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
PNM
x
x
x
PGM
x
x
x
PBM
x
x
x
PPM
x
x
x
PSD*
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
PICT
x
x
PSB
x
x
x
x
* 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.

Image Transcoding Library support

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

AEM supports the following functionality for the various document formats.
Asset Management Features Dynamic Media Features
Storage Metadata management Fulltext extraction Metadata extraction Thumbnail generation Sub-asset extraction Metadata writeback Upload (Input format) Create image preset (Output format) Preview dynamic rendition Deliver dynamic rendition Download dynamic rendition
Format
AI x x x x x x x
DOC x x x x
DOCX x x x x
ODT x x x
PDF x x x x x x x x x x x x
HTML x x x
RTF x x x
TXT x x x
XLS x x x
XLSX x x x x
ODS x x x
PPT x x x x x x
PPTX x x x x x x
ODP x x x
INDD x x x x x x x
PS x x
QXP x x
EPUB x x x x
In addition to the above functionality, consider the following:

Supported Multimedia Formats

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

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 JPEG2000
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.
Formats
Storage
Versioning
Workflow
Publishing
Access Control
Dynamic Media delivery
TGZ
x
x
x
x
x
JAR
x
x
x
x
x
RAR
x
x
x
x
x
TAR
x
x
x
x
x
ZIP*
x
x
x
x
x
x
* The ZIP archives created using the Deflate64 algorithm have limited support in AEM. Archive and unarchive operations are not supported. Operations, such as, 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
* x x x x x
SVG x x x x x x
CSS x x x x x x
VTT x x x x x x
XML x x x x x x
JavaScript (when configured with own delivery domain) x
* The other formats are supported in AEM for storage, versioning, ACL, workflow, publishing, and metadata management.

Supported MIME types

By default, AEM detects the file format using the file extension. AEM can detect the file format 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 is 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
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=true&keywords=true&links=true
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=true
PSD image/vnd.adobe.photoshop process=MaintainLayers&layerNaming=Layername&anchor=Center&createTemplate=true&extractText=true&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