AEM Assets

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Assets

Desktop App

  • Adobe Experience Manager Desktop App is the new name for AEM Assets Companion App
  • Extendible File Info dialog with asset preview, select metadata for creatives
  • Check-in/Check-out to support creative collaboration
  • Support for operating system proxy settings
  • Improved performance 
  • Desktop App is no longer included in AEM quickstart, and is distributed from this download location (also accessible in Tools > Assets in AEM)

Link Share

  • New Link Share feature for URL based ad-hoc sharing of digital assets
  • Share folders and collections easily and securely using user email ID
  • Users can view and download shared assets without a need to login
  • URL expiration dates can be controlled and managed

Brand Portal

  • New Brand Portal cloud service for seamless sharing and distribution of digital assets
  • Provide easy access to latest, approved brand assets to internal, external teams, at all times
  • Turn key offering with no project implementation needs
  • Branded experience, admin tools to configure functionalities, experience

Asset Insights

  • New Asset Insights feature for Marketers and Creatives based on asset usage, performance
  • Track usage of assets across multichannel to optimize asset investments
  • Leverage Adobe Analytics to measure impact by capturing customer interaction metrics. Use these insights to optimize marketing campaigns
  • Asset level view of usage, performance metrics within AEM Assets leveraging Adobe Analytics integration
  • Easily find and repurpose high impact assets using various available Insights filters
  • New Insights view to easily compare metrics across multiple assets

Smart Tags (Beta)

  • New machine learning based Smart Tags feature to automatically tag and discover digital assets
  • Tag images automatically as they come into the system
  • Bulk Tag existing images in the repository 
  • Inspect machine generated tags available on asset properties page
  • Leverage Smart Tags to find, repurpose images that were never tagged manually

Search

  • Enhanced search experience with new Omni search, auto suggestion capabilities
  • Use Omni search to search across all AEM (sites, assets, apps, communities...)
  • Use Omni search to discover tools and functionalities available within AEM
  • Filters to restrict search to a specific module
  • Intuitive search experience with auto suggestions as you type

Multi Lingual Assets

  • Enhanced multilingual assets support with new update workflow to re-translate already translated assets in case of any modifications
  • Send only modified assets in translation job for re-translation instead of all the assets
  • Introduction of language roots to automatically translate assets used in Sites pages 
  • Translate fluid content/content fragments
  • Extended Translation API to approve/deny individual translated assets and provide feedback to translation vendor
  • Broader translation vendor support

Catalog Producer

  • Enhanced Catalog Producer feature with new Auto update functionality to roll out incremental changes to an already created catalog
  • Select and add an existing asset (INDD) in the repository as a page to the catalog
  • Organize catalog templates in folders to better manage them
  • Improved user experience with asset selector integration for streamlining authoring experience

File Format Support

  • Enhanced Camera Raw files support with higher quality results leveraging Adobe camera raw library
  • Extended support to linux RHEL platform
  • Support for latest camera, lens profiles 

User Experience

  • Enhanced user experience with new responsive design
  • Improved navigation to easily access admin tools and Sites, Communities, Apps...
  • Redesigned, context sensitive action bar to make most common actions readily available 
  • New Content only view
  • One click selection gesture 
  • Redesigned asset properties page experience
  • Metadata Processing Profile: apply metadata processing profile from folder settings
  • Download: Option to have all assets downloaded in a single folder versus a separate folder for each asset
  • Fixed issues:
    • Download: email notification when assets have completed download is not functioning (CQ-50808)    

 

Dynamic Media Add-on

 IMPORTANT: Dynamic Media is now enabled via runmode and no longer uses the Dynamic Media flag. Please see documentation.

Interactive Media

  • Create Interactive banners with hotspots to product information, service details, marketing lead generation, or other related content
    • Add hotspots to banner which link to AEM Sites pages, any URL, or quickviews (pop-up product page)
    • Associate with product information by searching the AEM Commerce product catalog 
    • Choose from library of hotspot graphics or upload your own
    • Deliver on AEM Sites pages or publish embed code for third party integration
  • Create Interactive videos with clickable content to showcase product information, service details, marketing lead generation, or other related content
    • Side/bottom panel of clickable image thumbnails provide unobstructed video playback
    • Call to action summary at end of video
    • Associate video with clickable image thumbnails, which link to AEM Sites pages, any URL, or quickviews (pop-up product page)
    • Associate with product information by searching the AEM Commerce product catalog 
    • Deliver on AEM Sites pages or publish embed code for third party integration
  • Create rotating interactive hero banners to showcase key promotions, offers or features
    • Add hotspots or image maps to carousel, which link to AEM Sites pages, any URL, or quickviews (pop-up product page)
    • Associate with product information by searching the AEM Commerce product catalog 
    • Change visual design and behavior such as slide duration, transition animation, button styles, etc 
    • Deliver on AEM Sites pages or publish embed code for third party integration

Viewers

  • Viewer Designer enables easy creation of custom branded rich media viewers:
    • Change button graphics and background images
    • Re-layout and position buttons within the viewer
    • Add borders, shadows, and various visual effects for different button states
    • Design different viewer experiences for different screens/devices
  • Viewers: consolidated rich media viewer JS files
  • Viewer Presets: URL and embed code buttons are disabled until the viewer preset is published
  • Viewer Presets: list of viewer presets can be sorted 

 

Video

  • Add webVTT captions for accessibility compliance, or subtitles to extend global reach 
  • Encoding: Increased upload file size for videos up to 20 GB
  • Encoding: ability to copy a video profile group
  • Encoding: apply video processing profile directly from folder settings
  • Download: Download filename now reflects the name of the video and rendition information
  • Properties: source/original video file characteristics (ie. size, bitrate, codecs, profiles, etc) is available 
  • Fixed issues:
    • YouTube: Publishing same video to multiple Channels fails either for both or the second Channel (CQ-63016) 
    • YouTube: when re-publishing a video that has already been uploaded to Youtube, this results in an error condition because YouTube does not allow duplicate videos (CQ-38895)
    • Sites Component: unable to insert multiple Dynamic Video components into the same AEM Sites page (CQ-48850)
    • Encoding: video renditions do not get created when using proxy or http common client (CQ-45695) 

 

Dynamic Imaging

  • IMPORTANT: Dynamic Media replication agent requires new replication URL, username and password. Please contact support for updated cloud credentials.
  • Improved scalability of publishing images to the Dynamic Media cloud
  • Ingest and create dynamic rendtions for:
    • InDesign files
    • Illustrator files
    • PDF files
    • Adobe EPS files
  • Image Presets: includes publish state and basic information about the preset
  • Image Presets: tooltips provide information about every setting for image modifiers 
  • Image Presets: URL and embed code buttons are disabled until the image preset is published
  • Image Processing Profile: apply image processing profile directly from folder settings
  • Image Sets: Flyout and Inline zoom viewers can be used with image sets
  • Download: Download filename now reflects the name of the image and rendition information
  • Fixed issues:
    • Download: When downloading dynamic renditions, the file extension of assets is incorrect (CQ-48498) 

 

Scene7 Integration

  • Enable configuration and use of both AEM-S7 and Dynamic Media at the same time 
  • Specify which assets types to automatically publish from DAM to Scene7 
  • Secure preview of assets 
  • Touch UI for S7 content browser in AEM Sites 
  • Touch UI for S7 Sites components in AEM Sites 
  • Performance improvements in upload from DAM to Scene7 
  • Performance improvements in Scene7 content browser in AEM Sites
  • Fixed issues:
    • Unable to connect to the Scene7 cloud service when the AEM instance is behind a proxy (CQ-54720) 

 

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