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Assets supported file formats

Adobe Experience Manager as a Cloud Service supports basic content management capabilities — storage, managing metadata online, versioning, upload and download, and so on — for any binary file, independent of its format. Adobe Experience Manager Assets supports a wide range of file formats and each product feature has varied support for different formats.
In addition, Experience Manager Assets provides extended support to generate previews and renditions and to extract metadata and text for full-text indexing. This extended support is provided using asset microservices .
The highlights for Asset conversion using asset microservices include:
  • Key Adobe file formats produced by Adobe applications and services, including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe XD, Adobe Dimension, and Adobe Acrobat or PDF.
  • Camera Raw file formats for a wide range of cameras, including Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, Olympus, and other manufacturers (powered by Adobe Camera Raw).
  • Common document formats , including Microsoft Office and Open Document formats.
  • Wide range of video and audio formats.
The following legend describes the level of support.
Support level
Description
Supported
*
See remarks below the table
-
Not applicable

Adobe formats

File format
Thumbnail generation
Fulltext extraction
Metadata extraction
Width/Height
AI
-
COLLAGE
-
-
-
DN
IDEAS
-
-
-
INDD
-
✓ *
INDT
-
-
-
PDF
PROTO
-
-
-
PSB
-
PSD
-
XD
-
* For Adobe InDesign files (INDD), the size of rendition is determined by the preview embedded in the INDD file. Configure the preferences in InDesign ( Preferences > File Handling > Always Save Preview Images with Documents, Preview Size ) to embed larger rendition.

Image formats

File format
Thumbnail generation
Metadata extraction
Width/Height
Crop
BMP
-
EPS
-
-
-
GIF
JPEG
PNG
SVG
-
-
-
TIFF
-

Image formats in Dynamic Media

Format
Upload (Input format)
Create image preset (Output format)
Preview dynamic rendition
Deliver dynamic rendition
Download dynamic rendition
PNG
GIF
TIFF
JPEG
BMP
-
-
-
-
PSD ‡
-
-
-
-
EPS
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.
The following 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.

3D formats

The following list of 3D formats are supported.
Format
Storage
Versioning
Workflow
Publishing
Access control
Thumbnail preview
3D preview
Dynamic Media delivery
DN
gLB
gLTF
OBJ
STL
USDz

Camera RAW formats

File format
Thumbnail generation
Metadata extraction
Width/Height
3FR
ARW
CR2
CR3
CRW
DCR
DNG
ERF
FFF
GPR
IIQ
KDC
MEF
MFW
MOS
MRW
NEF
NRW
ORF
PEF
RAF
RAW
RW2
RWL
SRF
SRW
X3F

Document formats

The document formats supported for asset management features are as follows.
File format
Thumbnail generation
Fulltext extraction
Width/Height
Metadata management
PDF
DOCX
DOC
-
-
-
PPTX
PPT
-
-
-
XLSX
XLS
-
-
-
ODF
-
-
OFG
-
-
ODM
-
-
ODP
-
-
ODS
-
-
ODT
EPUB
-
-
-
-
HTML
-
-
PS
-
-
-
-
RTF
-
-
TXT
-
-
XML
-
-
-
-

Document formats in Dynamic Media

Format
Upload (Input format)
Create image preset (Output format)
Preview dynamic rendition
Deliver dynamic rendition
Download dynamic rendition
AI
-
-
-
-
PDF
INDD
-
-
-
-

Video formats

File format
Thumbnail generation
Metadata extraction
Width/Height
3G2
-
-
3GP
-
-
AVI
DIVX
F4V
FLV
M2T
-
M2TS
-
M2V
-
M4V
MKV
-
MOV
MP4
MPEG
MPG
MTS
-
OGV
-
QT
-
R3D
-
SWF
-
WEBM
-
WMV

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

Audio formats

Assets as a Cloud Service provides XMP metadata extraction support for AIF, ASF, M4A, MP3, WAV, and WMA audio formats.