Adobe Experience Manager assets can now be used by designers and creative users within their favorite Adobe Creative Cloud desktop applications. Adobe Asset Link extension for Adobe Creative Cloud Enterprise extends the capability to search and browse, sort, preview, upload assets, check out, modify, check-in and view metadata of AEM assets within Creative Cloud tools like Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.
Adobe Asset Link v1.1 now provides InDesign direct linking support between Adobe Asset Link and AEM Assets. With InDesign direct linking support, you can now place (Place Linked or Place Copy) or drag-n-drop digital assets into InDesign from AEM Assets via the Adobe Asset Link panel. Also, introduces the For Placement Only (FPO) rendition.
Use your Adobe Creative Cloud Enterprise ID or Federated ID only. Make sure you configure AEM for Adobe Asset Link.
You can place an asset to your InDesign layout using one of the below options:
Place Copy - Embedding an asset (using the Place Copy option) places a copy of the original asset into your InDesign layout after downloading the binaries to your local system. Adobe Asset Link does not maintain any link between the embedded copy and the original asset. If the original asset is modified in AEM Assets, you must delete the embedded asset from the InDesign file, and re-embed the asset from AEM Assets.
Place Linked - When working with InDesign documents, you now have the option to reference the assets from AEM Assets in addition to directly embedding the assets (using the Place Copy option in the context menu). Referencing assets lets you collaborate with other users and incorporate any updates made to the original asset in AEM Assets. To reference an asset from AEM Assets, use the Place Linked option in the context menu.
When large asset files are placed into InDesign Documents from AEM Assets using Adobe Asset Link, creatives users need to wait for few seconds after initiating the place operation. This impacts the overall user experience. With Adobe Asset Link you can now temporarily place a low resolution image of the original asset from AEM Assets, thereby reducing the time taken to place an image. At the same time, it increases the overall user experience and productivity. The lower resolution image is placed temporarily and when the final output is required for printing or publishing, you need to replace the FPO renditions with the originals. If you want to replace multiple FPO images with respective original images, navigate to Windows > Links panel and then download the original assets. After the original images are downloaded, choose Replace all FPO’s With Originals.
For Placement Only (FPO) rendition works only for Place Linked option. You should also enable FPO rendition support within the AEM Assets Dam Update Asset workflow.
FPO renditions are lightweight substitutes of the original assets. They have the same aspect ratio, but are of smaller size compared to the original images. Currently, InDesign supports importing FPO renditions for the following image types only:
If an FPO rendition is not available for a specific asset in AEM Assets, the original high-resolution asset is referenced instead. For FPO images, the status FPO is displayed in the InDesign Links panel.
How Adobe Asset Link authentication works in the context of Adobe Identity Management Services (IMS) and Adobe Experience Manager Author.
Download Adobe Asset Link Architecture
Upon expiry of login token, Steps 1-5 will automatically invoke, authenticating the Adobe Asset Link extension using the Bearer token, and re-issues a new, valid login token.