You can do various digital asset management (DAM) tasks easily using the user-friendly interface of Assets Essentials. After you’ve added the assets, you can search, download, move, copy, rename, delete, update, and edit your assets.
Use Assets Essentials to accomplish the following asset management tasks. When you select an asset, the following options display in the toolbar at the top.
Figure: Options available in the toolbar for a selected image.
You can view the same options on assets thumbnails.
Assets Essentials displays only the relevant options in the toolbar that depend on the type of the selected asset.
Figure: Options available in the toolbar for a selected folder.
Figure: Options available in the toolbar for a selected PDF file.
You can select one or more assets or folders or a combination of both, and download the selection to your local file system. You can edit the assets and upload again or distribute the assets outside Assets Essentials. Also, you can download the renditions of an asset.
Assets Essentials versions the assets when the assets are uploaded again that is updated or are edited. You can view version history, past versions, and can restore a past version of assets as the latest version, that is reverted to a previous version if needed. Asset versions are created in the following scenarios:
Upload a new asset with the same filename as an existing asset and in the same folder as the existing asset. Assets Essentials prompts to either overwrite the previous asset or save the new asset as a version. See upload duplicate assets.
Figure: When uploading an asset named the same as an existing asset, you can create a version of the asset.
Edit an image and click Save as Version. See edit images.
Figure: Save edited image as a version.
Open the versions of an existing asset. Click New Version and upload a newer version of the asset in the repository.
When uploading a duplicate copy or a modified copy of an asset, you can create its versions. Versioning lets you review historical assets and revert to a previous version if needed.
To view versions, open an asset’s preview and click Versions from the right sidebar. To preview a specific version, select it. To revert to it, click Make Latest.
You can also create versions from the versions timeline. Select the latest version, click New Version, and upload a new copy of the asset from your local file system.
Figure: View versions of an asset, revert to a previous version, or upload another new version.