Working in Detail view

You can work with and learn about an asset by opening it in Detail view. In Detail view, you see the asset size, attributes, derivatives, and metadata. You also see whether and when the asset was published and obtain the URL of published assets. Depending on the asset type, you can preview it at different sizes, zoom in on it, and perform sharpening, cropping, and other formatting operations.

Detail view


To open the folder where the asset is stored, you can click the folder path at the top of the Information panel.

Open an asset in Detail view

To closely examine, preview, or work on an asset, you can display it in Detail view.

  1. In the Browse Panel, do one of the following:

    • Double-click the asset.
    • Select the asset, then click Detail View.
    • Select the asset, then click File > Details.

You can page from asset to asset in the same folder in Detail view by selecting the Previous Asset or Next Asset button. These buttons are located in the upper-right corner in Detail view.

Getting information in Detail view

Detail view provides information about an asset or file. It shows this information about an item: the folder where it is stored, its filename, the date the item was uploaded to Dynamic Media Classic, and its publishing history. You can also view and edit metadata and add keywords for an asset in Detail view.

You can obtain an asset URL in Detail view; however, the URL is not active until you publish the asset. For images, Detail view also provides a list of build and derived assets and metadata, such as zoom targets and Image Sets.

Working with assets in Detail view

Detail view offers tools for working with the asset you opened. Which tools are available depends on the type of asset you are working with, but Detail view always offers these functions:

  • items for publish
    Click the Publish icon to the left of the name, or click File > Publish or File > Unpublish.

  • Renaming the asset
    Select the name and enter a new name.

  • Editing and adding metadata
    Select the Metadata panel and make changes as desired. See Viewing, adding, and exporting metadata.

  • Editing and adding keywords
    Select Keywords and add or remove them as desired. See Add or edit keywords.

  • Deleting the asset
    Click File > Delete.

For discrete files—images, Image Sets, and fonts, for example—you can view the publishing and editing history, and check job details, in Detail view.

This table shows which additional options are available with different types of assets in Detail view.

Asset type Edit/adjust Preview
Images Add Image Maps Add zoom targets Crop Sharpen Create adjusted views Yes; Zoom and Image Presets.
Cabinet and window covering images No Thumbnail.
eCatalogs Edit Yes. Info Panel also available.
Fonts Edit font information No.
FXG files Edit Yes.
ICC profiles Edit profile information No.
Illustrator Files No (unless converted to FXG) No.
Image Sets Edit Yes.
InDesign files No (unless converted to FXG) No.
PDF files No No.
PSD files Yes for individual layers Yes for individual layers.
Spin sets Edit Yes.
SVG files No No.
Templates Edit Yes.
Videos No Yes.
Vignettes and rendered vignettes No Image is shown. You can view the contents and structure of the renderable elements of the vignette in XML format.
XML files No Contents are shown.
ZIP files No Contents are not shown.

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