Previewing assets

You can use Preview to see how a digital asset that you have uploaded appears when it is viewed by a customer in their own web browser. The default embedded, cross-device viewer that is assigned to the asset is used for the Preview.

A viewer is a collection of various settings or “presets.” For example, the viewer display size, zoom behavior, color schemes, borders, and fonts, that determine how users view rich-media assets on their computer screens and mobile devices.

Besides using the dedicated Preview feature for video, spin sets, and image sets, you can also preview an asset by using viewer presets that you have created. Or, use image presets to preview renditions of images.

NOTE

When you are on a webpage (Sites) in Adobe Experience Manager, you cannot preview assets in Edit mode. Instead, go to Preview mode by clicking Preview in the upper right-hand corner of the page.

To enable or disable viewer presets in the user interface, see Managing Viewer Presets.

To preview assets:

  1. From Experience Manager, on the Navigation page, tap Assets, then Files to access assets.

  2. Near the upper-right corner of the page, from the View drop-down list, tap List View.

  3. (Optional) Use the Type column to sort the assets by the type you want to preview.

  4. Under the Title column, click the title name (not the thumbnail image) of the asset you want to preview.

  5. Depending on the asset type you clicked, do any one of the following:

    Asset type you clicked
    Able to preview asset in a particular rendition? Able to preview asset in a particular viewer?

    3D

    No Yes

    To preview a 3D asset in the Dimensional viewer

    • Near the upper-left corner of the page, click the icon so the drop-down list appears. Click Viewers from the list, then select the Dimensional viewer.
    • To return the image to the original zoomap, tap Reset.
    • To maximize the viewer on the display device, tap Fullscreen.

    Navigating the 3D scene

    • Turn your 3D camera - Orbit your view around the 3D scene and objects.

      Mouse: Left click + Drag.

      Touch-screen: Press + Drag.

    • Pan your camera - Pan your view left, right, up, and down.

      Mouse: Right-click + Drag.

      Touch-screen: Two-finger press + Drag.

    • Zoom your camera - Zoom your camera if you want to move in and out of areas in the 3D scene.

      Mouse: Scroll wheel.

      Touch-screen: Finger pinch.

    • Recenter your camera - Orbit your view around the 3D scene and objects.

      Mouse: Double-click.

      Touch-screen: Double tap.

    Image

    Yes Yes

    To preview asset in a particular rendition

    • Near the upper-left corner of the page, click the icon so the drop-down list appears. Click Renditions from the list, then select a particular rendition that you want to preview.

    To preview asset in a particular viewer

    • Near the upper-left corner of the page, click the icon so the drop-down list appears. Click Viewers from the list, then select a viewer that you want to apply to the asset.

    Use the + and -icons to increase or decrease the zoom of the selected image, respectively. To return the image to the original zoom, tap Reset.
    If you are on a touch-screen, double-tap the image to zoom in by steps. When you reach maximum zoom, double-tap the image again to reset the zoom state. Drag across the image to pan.

    Multimedia Yes Yes

    To preview asset in a particular rendition

    • Near the upper-left corner of the page, click the icon so the drop-down list appears. Click Renditions from the list, then select a particular rendition that you want to preview.

    Selecting a higher-resolution video rendition to preview can cause the video to appear truncated. The reason is because the rendition preview shows you the exact resolution that your customers see it, all in the context of the embedded viewer that is used for the preview.

    When you preview an adaptive video set at the Asset level, the renditions are grouped into one playback experience. That is, the adaptive video is sized properly for viewing and played back using the best resolution in the context of your viewing device and connection speed.

    To preview an asset in a particular viewer

    • Near the upper-left corner of the page, click the icon so the drop-down list appears. Click Viewers from the list, then select a viewer that you want to apply to the asset.
    Image set No Yes

    To preview an asset in a particular viewer

    • Near the upper-left corner of the page, click the icon so the drop-down list appears. Click Viewers from the list, then select a viewer that you want to apply to the asset.

    Use the + and - icons to increase or decrease the zoom of the selected image, respectively. To return the image to the original zoom, tap Reset.
    If you are on a touch-screen, double-tap the image to zoom in by steps. When you reach maximum zoom, double-tap the image again to reset the zoom state. Drag across the image to pan.

    Spin set No Yes

    To preview an asset in a particular viewer

    • Near the upper-left corner of the page, click the icon so the drop-down list appears. Click Viewers from the list, then select a viewer that you want to apply to the asset.

    Use the + and - icons to increase or decrease the zoom of the selected image, respectively. To return the image to the original zoom, tap Reset.
    If you are on a touch-screen, double-tap the image to zoom in by steps. When you reach maximum zoom, double-tap the image again to reset the zoom state. Drag across the image to pan.

    Mixed Media set No Yes

    To preview an asset in a particular viewer

    • Near the upper-left corner of the page, click the icon so the drop-down list appears. Click Viewers from the list, then select a viewer that you want to apply to the asset.

    Use the + and - icons to increase or decrease the zoom of the selected image, respectively. To return the image to the original zoom, tap Reset.
    If you are on a touch-screen, double-tap the image to zoom in by steps. When you reach maximum zoom, double-tap the image again to reset the zoom state. Drag across the image to pan.

    Carousel set No Yes To preview an asset in a particular viewer
    • Near the upper-left corner of the page, click the icon so the drop-down list appears. Select a viewer that you want to apply to the asset.
    360 Video
    Yes Yes

    To preview asset in a particular rendition

    • Near the upper-left corner of the page, tap the icon so the drop-down list appears. Select Renditions, then select the rendition that you want to preview.

    To preview asset in a particular viewer

    • Near the upper-left corner of the page, tap the icon so the drop-down list appears. Select Viewers, then select a viewer that you want to apply to the asset.

    Use the + and - icons to increase or decrease the zoom of the selected image, respectively. To return the image to the original zoom, tap Reset.
    If you are on a touch-screen, double-tap the image to zoom in by steps. When you reach maximum zoom, double-tap the image again to reset the zoom state. Drag across the image to pan.

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