Files formats supported in AEM Assets

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
Supported
* Supported with add-on features
Not applicable

Raster image formats

Raster image formats supported for asset management features are as follows:

Format Storage Metadata management Metadata extraction Thumbnail generation Interactive editing Metadata writeback Insights
PNG
GIF
TIFF
JPEG
BMP
PNM
PGM
PBM
PPM
PSD
EPS
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.

Raster image formats supported for Dynamic Media features are as follows:

Format Upload
(Input format)
Create
image
preset
(Output format)
Preview
dynamic
rendition
Deliver
dynamic
rendition
Download
dynamic
rendition
PNG
GIF
TIFF
JPEG
BMP
PNM
PGM
PBM
PPM
PSD
EPS
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.

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.

See also Detect unsupported file formats for 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.

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.

See Using PDF Rasterizer.

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.

See Imaging Transcoding Library.

Camera Raw

The Adobe Camera Raw library enables AEM Assets to ingest raw images. See Camera Raw Support.

Document formats

Document formats supported for asset management features are as follows:

Format Storage Metadata
management
Fulltext
extraction
Metadata
extraction
Thumbnail
generation
Subasset
extraction
Metadata
writeback
AI
DOC
DOCX
ODT
PDF
HTML
RTF
TXT
XLS
XLSX
ODS
PPT
PPTX
ODP
INDD
PS
QXP
EPUB

Document formats supported for Dynamic Media features are as follows:

Format Upload
(Input format)
Create
image
preset
(Output format)
Preview
dynamic
rendition
Deliver
dynamic
rendition
Download
dynamic
rendition
AI
DOC
DOCX
ODT
PDF
HTML
RTF
TXT
XLS
XLSX
ODS
PPT
PPTX
ODP
INDD
PS
QXP
EPUB

In addition to the above functionality, consider the following:

Multimedia formats

Format 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

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 JPEG 2000 Motion JPEG 2000 codec

Archive formats

The supported archive formats and the applicability of the common DAM workflows, is covered in the following table.

Format Storage Versioning Workflow Publishing Access Control Dynamic Media Delivery
TGZ
JAR
RAR
TAR
ZIP

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 ZIP archives created using Deflate64 algorithm have limited support in AEM. Archive and un-archive operations are not supported. However, operations like 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.

Format Storage Versioning Workflow Publishing Access Control Dynamic Media Delivery
#
SVG
CSS
VTT
XML
JavaScript (when configured with own delivery domain)

# The other formats are supported in DAM for storage, versioning, ACL, workflow, publishing, and metadata management.

Supported MIME types

By default, AEM detects the file type using the file extension. AEM 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 AEM 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 ExcludeMasterVideoFromAVS
3GP video/3gpp ExcludeMasterVideoFromAVS
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 ExcludeMasterVideoFromAVS
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 ExcludeMasterVideoFromAVS
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 ExcludeMasterVideoFromAVS
M4V video/x-m4v ExcludeMasterVideoFromAVS
MOV video/quicktime ExcludeMasterVideoFromAVS
MP3 audio/mpeg
MP4 video/mp4 ExcludeMasterVideoFromAVS
MPEG video/mpeg ExcludeMasterVideoFromAVS
MPG video/mpeg ExcludeMasterVideoFromAVS
MTS model/vnd.mts
OGV video/ogg ExcludeMasterVideoFromAVS
OTF application/x-font-otf
PDF application/pdf pdfprocess=Rasterize&resolution=150
&colorspace=Auto&pdfbrochure=false
&keywords=false&links=false
pdfOptions
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 ExcludeMasterVideoFromAVS
VTT text/vtt
WAV audio/x-wav
WEBM video/webm ExcludeMasterVideoFromAVS
WMA audio/x-ms-wma
WMV video/x-ms-wmv ExcludeMasterVideoFromAVS
XLS application/vnd.ms-excel
ZIP application/zip

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