Adobe Experience Manager Assets is an integral part of the Experience Manager platform. This smooth integration is seen as a major advantage of Experience Manager and ensures consistency in content management and high productivity for content authors.
Assets is a capability of Experience Manager that allows users to manage their digital assets (images, videos, documents and audio clips) in a web-based repository. Assets includes metadata-support, renditions, the finder and the administration interface.
The Experience Manager Media Library is a designated part of the Experience Manager WCM content repository where images and other shared resources are stored. The Media Library provides basic digital asset management capabilities to WCM.
Unique features that are only available to customers of Assets are:
damin the package space.
Using these features requires a valid license of Assets.
No. To ease installation and deployment, all Experience Manager applications and add-ons are delivered in one single package with all functionality included. This does not imply that you have permission to use all features in the package.
If you are planning to edit metadata other than title, description and tags, it is required to license Assets.
Yes, the category predicate is part of Assets and requires an Assets license.
No. Resizing and automatic workflow-driven transformation of static images as well as the ability to manage renditions are part of Experience Manager Media Library. These features do not require an Assets license.
The image component is part of WCM. The graphics library that is being used by the image component (but also by Assets) is part of the Experience Manager platform and does not require an Assets license.
You can remove all Assets-specific workflows, components, taxonomies, options and the Assets admin from Experience Manager. Doing so prevents your users from accidentally using Assets features that you did not license.
For this use case it is not required to buy Assets, even the use of the Media Library is not required to use images on a website as the smart image component allows uploading images directly into the page.
Experience Manager Assets