Adobe Experience Manager Assets release notes

Here are the key features and highlights of the Adobe Experience Manager 6.5 Assets release.

Integration with Adobe Creative Cloud and creative workflows

Adobe Experience Manager offers various ways to integrate with Adobe Creative Cloud and share assets for use in workflows where the creative and marketing or business teams collaborate closely. Experience Manager 6.5 continues to improve on the integration and streamlines it further to expose more opportunities and streamline the existing methods.

Read on to know the specific capabilities and integrations of Experience Manager 6.5 that you can use to best support your content velocity use cases.

Adobe Asset Link

Adobe Asset Link strengthens collaboration between creatives and marketers in the content creation process. Creatives can access content stored in Experience Manager Assets, without leaving the apps that they are most familiar with. Creatives can seamlessly browse, search, check out, and check in assets using the in-app panel in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign apps.

Adobe Asset Link is a part of Creative Cloud for enterprise offering. For more information about it, including necessary configuration of your Experience Manager deployment, see Adobe Asset Link.

Search assets in Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Stock integration

Your organization can use its Adobe Stock enterprise plan within Experience Manager Assets to ensure that licensed assets are broadly available for your creative and marketing projects. You can quickly find, preview, and license Adobe Stock assets that are saved in Experience Manager, using the powerful DAM capabilities of Experience Manager.

Adobe Stock service provides designers and businesses with access to millions of high-quality, curated, royalty-free photos, vectors, illustrations, videos, templates, and 3D assets for all their creative projects.

For more info, see Use Adobe Stock assets in Experience Manager Assets.

Preview Adobe Stock image and license from within Experience Manager Assets

Figure: Preview Adobe Stock image and license from within Experience Manager Assets.

Search and filter the licensed Adobe Stock images in Experience Manager

Figure: Search and filter the licensed Adobe Stock images in Experience Manager.

Dynamic references in Adobe InDesign

Experience Manager Assets used in Adobe InDesign files are dynamic. The references update automatically if the referenced assets moves in the repository. For more information, see how to manage compound assets.

Brand Portal capabilities

Experience Manager Assets Brand Portal helps you easily acquire, effectively control, and securely distribute the approved assets to external vendors/agencies and internal business users across devices. It helps improve the efficiency of asset sharing, accelerates the time-to-market for assets, and eliminates the risk of non-compliant usage and unauthorized access.

For more information, see What’s new in Brand Portal.

Connected Assets

In large enterprises the infrastructure required to create websites can be distributed. At times, the website creation capabilities and the required digital assets reside in different silos.

Experience Manager Sites offers capabilities to create web pages and Experience Manager Assets is the Digital Asset Management (DAM) system that supplies the required assets for websites. Experience Manager now supports the above use case by integrating Sites and Assets. See how to configure and use Connected Assets feature.

Drag an asset from an Experience Manager deployment on a Sites page of a different Experience Manager deployment

Figure: Drag an asset from an Experience Manager deployment on a Sites page on a different Experience Manager deployment.

Dynamic Media

Dynamic Media provides enhanced rich-media authoring and delivery in Experience Manager Assets to drive cutting-edge experiences that are immersive and personalized. By uploading a single high-quality primary asset and using Adobe’s advanced cloud rendering and viewers, you can deliver any combination of renditions on-the-fly to support your organization’s media strategy.

For more details on new Dynamic Media features, see Dynamic Media Release Notes.

360 video support

Manage your 360-video files directly in Experience Manager using the cutting edge viewers to deliver VR-experiences to desktops, mobile, and VR-headsets. For more information, see Using 360 Video.

Custom video thumbnails

You can now customize the thumbnails for your video assets using frames from the video itself or other content stored in the DAM. For additional instructions, see About Video Thumbnails.

Accessibility enhancements

Dynamic Media viewers now support enhanced accessibility features like Aria-support, screen-readers, and Alt-text. For additional details, see Viewers Reference Guide.

Search experience enhancement

Experience Manager 6.5 onwards, marketers can discover the desired assets faster from the search results page. The search facets are updated with the number of assets even before applying the search filter. Seeing the expected count against the filter helps users navigate through the search results efficiently. For more information, see Search assets in Experience Manager.

See the number of assets without filtering search results in search facets

Figure: See the number of assets without filtering search results in search facets.

Usability enhancement

You can now select all the loaded assets within a folder or from a search result in one go. It helps you to manage multiple assets quickly. The check box selects all the assets that fit the scenario, say a search result, and not just the assets that are visible in the Experience Manager interface.

Use Select All option to select all the loaded assets in one click.

Figure: Use the Select All option to select all the loaded assets in one click.

Metadata enhancements

Assets let you create metadata schemas for asset folders, which define the layout and metadata displayed in folder properties pages. You can now assign a folder metadata schema to an existing folder or when creating a folder. For more information, see Folder metadata schema.

When specifying cascading metadata, the choices can be loaded from a JSON file at the run-time, say instead of typing manually in the form. For more information, see cascading metadata.

Reporting enhancements

The Content Fragments and link shares are included in the downloaded report now. For more information, see Assets reports.

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