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Formats supported in Adobe Experience Manager Assets

Experience Manager Assets supports a wide range of file formats and each functionality has varied support for different MIME types. To integrate 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 in Experience Manager

The supported raster image formats in Assets are:
Format
Storage
Metadata management
Metadata extraction
Thumbnail generation
Editing
Metadata writeback
Insights
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.
The supported raster image formats in Dynamic Media are:
Format
Upload
(Input format)
Create
image
preset
(Output format)
Preview
dynamic
rendition
Deliver
dynamic
rendition
Download
dynamic
rendition
PNG
GIF
TIFF
JPEG
BMP
PSD †
PICT
† 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.

Unsupported raster image formats in Dynamic Media

The following list describes the sub-types of raster image file formats that are not supported in Dynamic Media.
  • PNG files that have an IDAT chunk size greater than 100 MB.
  • PSB files.
  • PSD files with a color space other than CMYK, RGB, Grayscale, or Bitmap are not supported. DuoTone, Lab, and Indexed color spaces are not supported.
  • PSD files that have a bit depth greater than 16.
  • TIFF files that have floating point data.
  • TIFF files that have Lab color space.

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-intensive 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 Assets to ingest raw images. See Camera Raw support .

Supported Assets document formats

Document formats supported for asset management features are as follows:
Format
Storage
Full-text
extraction
Thumbnail
generation
DOC
DOCX
ODT
HTML
RTF
TXT
XLS
XLSX
ODS
PPT
PPTX
ODP
PS
QXP
EPUB

Supported document formats in Dynamic Media

Format
Upload
(Input format)
Create
image
preset
(Output format)
Preview
dynamic
rendition
Deliver
dynamic
rendition
Download
dynamic
rendition
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 in Dynamic Media for 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.
Formats
Storage
Versioning
Workflow
Publishing
Access Control
Dynamic Media Delivery
TGZ
JAR
RAR
TAR
ZIP

Other supported formats

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

Supported MIME types

By default, Experience Manager detects the file type using the file extension. Experience Manager 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 Experience Manager 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
  • application/eps
  • application/x-eps
  • image/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 / 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