Comments and Annotations

Last update: 2024-02-13
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Learn how to use comments and annotations in AEM to communicate and collaborate on assets.


Commenting on assets, available via timeline allows users to create a centralized and historical record for discussions that take place about the asset.

Comments are just text-based messages, but they do have a useful feature of being able to mention other AEM users. At which point, the mentioned user is notified of the comment via their inbox.

Comments provide a nice consolidated way for AEM users to discuss an asset in a way that can be persisted, allowing others to understand key decisions.

Annotations allow comments to be associated with specific areas of an asset, assuming that asset can have an image representation the annotation can be applied to. When annotating an asset, arrows or circles are drawn, identifying a portion of the asset along with a descriptive comment, making it clear exactly what the comment is referring to.

And, like comments, annotations also support mentions of AEM users, which are delivered to the users’ inbox.

Asset annotations can even be printed to PDF, allowing feedback collected in AEM to be portable to non-AEM users, such as third-party creative agencies. -

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