Upload assets

To add new assets to work with, upload a few assets from your local file system.

You can use the following methods to upload one or more assets or a folder containing assets:

  • Drag assets or folders on the user interface and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Click Add Assets option from the toolbar and add some files to the upload dialog.

You can use any of these methods to upload assets after creating a folder. To create an empty folder, click Create Folder from the toolbar. While Assets Essentials offers a powerful, full-text search functionality, you can also use folders to organize your assets better.

Once you have selected the files, you get a confirmation dialog to add more files or to remove already selected files. To add more files to a selection, click Browse and the select Browse files or Browse folders. Add more files or folders from the same or from a different folder.

Once all files are queued, click Upload.

Upload files and folders

Figure: Before you upload the selected assets, you can add or remove assets from the queue.

CAUTION

Use assets that do not have whitespace in the file names. The replies to comments do not work for such assets.

View upload progress and status

When you upload many assets or nested folders to Assets Essentials, some assets can fail to upload for various reasons such as duplicate asset and network issues.

To track the upload progress, click Upload Progress option on the toolbar. A panel displays the upload progress of all assets.

To view a subset of assets based on the upload progress or status, use the filter in the Upload Progress sidebar. The various filters are to display all assets, completed uploads, in-progress uploads, queued assets to be uploaded, paused uploads, duplicate assets, and assets that failed to upload.

Filter the upload progress based on status of upload

Figure: Filter the assets that you attempted to upload based on their upload status or upload progress.

Immediately after the assets are uploaded, Assets Essentials processes the assets to generate thumbnail and process metadata. For many assets, the processing takes some time. If do not see a thumbnail and see a processing message on the placeholder thumbnail, check the folder again after a few minutes. During processing, amongst other things, Assets Essentials generates the renditions, adds smart tags, and indexes the asset details for search.

Assets are processes upon upload and the tile displays processing

Figure: Uploaded assets display processing on the tile these are processed.

Asset renditions

Assets Essentials processes the uploaded assets in near real time and for many supported file types, it generates renditions. Created for images, the renditions are resized versions of the uploaded image. You can download not just the asset but also the renditions to use an appropriate version. You can view all the renditions of an asset when you preview an asset.

Renditions

Figure: View and download the renditions.

Manage failed uploads

If upload of a supported asset fails for some reason, click Retry from the Upload Progress pane.

Retry a failed upload

Figure: Retry if a supported file fails to upload for some reason.

If you attempt to upload duplicate assets, the assets are not uploaded until you explicitly confirm the upload. At first, the duplicate assets are marked as failed uploads. To resolve, you can simply create a version, delete and replace the existing assets, or create a duplicate copy by renaming the asset. You can resolve such failures one asset at a time or do it in bulk for all failed duplicates in one go.

Manage duplicate assets one at a time

Figure: For duplicate assets that fail to upload by default, resolve the issue one asset at a time.

Manage all failed uploads in bulk

Figure: For duplicate assets that fail to upload by default, resolve issues for all assets at once.

TIP

You can upload assets to the DAM repository directly from within your Creative Cloud desktop applications. See how Assets Essentials integrates with Adobe Asset Link.

Delete assets or folders

Users can delete individual assets or folders that are no longer required. To delete an asset or a folder do one of the following:

  • Use the option available on an asset’s or a folder’s thumbnail.

    Options on asset thumbnail to manage an asset

    Figure: Actions for files and folders are available on the asset or folder tile.

  • Select an asset or a folder and click Delete delete icon in the toolbar.

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