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The article list all the formats that are supported by AEM Assets and the specific features that support each format.


Using Adobe's Extensible Metadata Platform (XMP) allows AEM Assets to integrate out of the box with other standards-compliant digital asset management solutions and desktop software.

The following legend describes the level of support AEM Assets offers for a feature: 

Support Level Description
x Supported
* Supported with add-on features
- Not applicable

Supported Raster Image Formats

Asset Management Features Dynamic Media Features
  Storage Metadata management Metadata extraction Thumbnail generation Interactive editing Metadata writeback Insights
Upload (Input format) Create image preset (Output format) Preview dynamic rendition Deliver dynamic rendition Download dynamic rendition
PNG x x x x x x x
x x x x x
GIF x x x x x   x
x x x x x
TIFF x x x x   x x
x x x x x
JPEG x x x x x x x
x x x x x
BMP x x x x x   x
PNM x x         x
PGM x x         x
PBM x x         x
PPM x x         x
PSD* x x x x     x
EPS x x x x   x   x x x x x
PICT             x


  • Support for EPS files applies to raster images only. For example, thumbnail generation for EPS vector images is not supported by default. To add support, configure ImageMagickFor information about integrating third-party tools to enable extra capabilities, see Command Line Base Media Handler.
  • Metadata writeback works for PSB format when it is added to the NComm handler.
  • * The merged image is extracted out of the PSD. This is an image generated by Photoshop and included in the PSD. Depending on the settings in Photoshop, this merged image may or may not be the actual image.
  • To use Dynamic Media to preview and generate dynamic renditions for EPS files, see Adobe Illustrator (AI), Postscript (EPS), and PDF file formats.
  • For EPS files, metadata writeback is supported only if the version of PostScript Document Structuring Convention (PS-Adobe) is greater than 3.0.

Supported PDF Rasterizer library

The Adobe PDF Rasterizer library generates high-quality thumbnails and previews for large and content-intensive Adobe Illustrator and PDF files. Adobe recommends using the PDF Rasterizer library for the following:

  • Heavy, content intensive AI/PDF files
  • AI/PDF files with thumbnails not generated out of the box
  • AI files with Pantone Matching System (PMS) colors

For details, see Using PDF Rasterizer.

Supported image transcoding library

The Adobe Imaging Transcoding Library is an image processing solution that performs core image-handling functions, including image encoding, transcoding, resampling, resizing, and so on.

Imaging Transcoding Library supports the following MIME types:

  • PNG (8-bit and 16-bit)
  • GIF
  • BMP
  • TIFF/Compressed TIFF (apart from 32-bit TIFF files and PTIFF files)
  • ICO
  • ICN

For details, see Imaging Transcoding Library.

Supported Camera Raw

The Adobe Camera Raw library enables AEM Assets to ingest raw images. For details, see Camera Raw Support.

Supported Document Formats

Asset Management Features Dynamic Media Features
  Storage Metadata management Fulltext extraction Metadata extraction Thumbnail generation Subasset extraction Metadata writeback Upload (Input format) Create image preset (Output format) Preview dynamic rendition Deliver dynamic rendition Download dynamic rendition
AI x x   x x x x x        
DOC x x x x                
DOCX x x x x                
ODT x x x                  
PDF x x x x x x x x x x x x
HTML x x x                  
RTF x x x                  
TXT x x x                  
XLS x x x                  
XLSX x x x x                
ODS x x x                  
PPT x x x x x
PPTX x x x x x x            
ODP x x x                  
INDD x x   x x x x x        
PS x x                    
QXP x x                    
EPUB x x   x x              


Supported Multimedia Formats

  Storage Metadata management Metadata extraction Thumbnail generation FFMPEG transcoding
AAC x x   - *
MIDI x x   - *
3GP x x   - *
MP3 x x x - *
MPG x x   - *
OGA x x   - *
OGG x x   - *
RA x x   - *
WAV x x   - *
WMA x x   - *
DVI x x   * *
FLV x x   * *
M4V x x   * *
MPEG x x   * *
OGV x x   * *
MOV x x   * *
WMV x x   * *
SWF x x      

Supported Input Video Formats for Dynamic Media Transcoding

Video filename  extension Container Recommended video codecs Unsupported video codecs
MPEG-4 H264/AVC (all profiles)  
MOV, QT Apple QuickTime   H264/AVC, Apple ProRes422 & HQ, Sony XDCAM, Sony DVCAM, HDV, Panasonic DVCPro, Apple DV (DV25), Apple PhotoJPEG, Sorenson, Avid DNxHD, Avid AVR Apple Intermediate, Apple Animation
FLV, F4V Adobe Flash H264/AVC, Flix VP6, H263, Sorenson SWF (vector animation files)
Windows Media 9 WMV3 (v9), WMV2 (v8), WMV1 (v7), GoToMeeting (G2M2, G2M3, G2M4) Microsoft Screen (MSS2), Microsoft Photo Story (WVP2)
Apple iTunes H264/AVC  
A/V Interleave XVID, DivX, HDV, MiniDV (DV25), Techsmith Camtasia, Huffyuv, Fraps, Panasonic DVCPro Indeo3 (IV30), MJPEG, Microsoft Video 1 (MS-CRAM)
WebM Google VP8  
OGV, OGG Ogg Theora, VP3, Dirac  
MXF Sony XDCAM, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, Panasonic DVCPro  
Matroska H264/AVC  
R3D, RM Red Raw Video MJPEG 2000  
RAM, RM RealVideo **UNSUPPORTED** Real G2 (RV20), Real 8 (RV30), Real 10 (RV40)
FLAC Native Flac Free lossless audio codec  
MJ2 Motion JPEG2000 Motion JPEG 2000 codec  

Supported Archive Formats

  Storage Versioning Workflow Publishing Access Control Dynamic Media Delivery
TGZ x x x
x x  
JAR x x x
x x  
RAR x x x
x x  
TAR x x x
x x  
ZIP* x x x
x x x

* The ZIP archives created using Deflate64 algorithm have limited support in AEM. Archive and unarchive operations are not supported. However, operations like uploading, browsing, and downloading are supported.

Other Supported Formats

  Storage Versioning Workflow Publishing Access Control Dynamic Media Delivery
* x x x
SVG x x x x x
CSS x x x x x x
VTT x x x x x x
XML x x x x x x
JavaScript (when configured with own delivery domain)           x


Asterisk (*) means that all the other formats are supported in DAM for storage, versioning, ACL, workflow, publishing, and metadata management.

Supported MIME types

MIME types are available in CRXDE Lite at the following path:


See Configuring MIME type-based for upload job parameters support.

See also Enabling MIME type-based Assets/Scene7 upload job parameter support.

Filename extension MIME type/Internet media type Default jobParam value Allowed jobParam value
Image image/s7asset usmAmount=1.75&usmRadius=0.2&usmThreshold=2&usmMonochrome=0&

The default jobParam applies to all image MIME type assets.

3G2 video/3gpp2  
3GP video/3gpp  
AAC audio/x-aac    
AFM application/x-font-type1    
AI application/postscript aiprocess=Rasterize&airesolution=150&aicolorspace=Auto&aialpha=false
AIFF audio/x-aiff    
AVI video/x-msvideo  
BMP image/bmp    
CSS text/css    
DOC application/msword    
EPS application/postscript    
EPS application/eps    
EPS application/x-eps    
EPS image/eps    
EPS image/x-eps    
F4V video/x-f4v  
FLA application/x-shockwave-flash    
FLV video/x-flv  
FPX image/vnd.fpx    
GIF image/gif    
ICC application/vnd.iccprofile    



INDD application/x-indesign    
JPEG image/jpeg    
JPG image/jpeg    
M2V video/mpeg  
MOV video/quicktime  
MP3 audio/mpeg    
MP4 video/mp4  
MPEG video/mpeg  
MPG video/mpeg  
MTS model/vnd.mts    
OGV video/ogg  
OTF application/x-font-otf    
PDF application/pdf pdfprocess=Rasterize&resolution=150&colorspace=Auto&pdfbrochure=true&keywords=true&links=true
PFB application/x-font-type1    
PFM application/x-font-type1    
PICT image/x-pict    
PNG image/png    
PPT application/    
PS application/postscript psprocess=Rasterize&psresolution=150&pscolorspace=Auto&psalpha=false&psextractsearchwords=true
PSD image/vnd.adobe.photoshop process=MaintainLayers&layerNaming=Layername&anchor=Center&createTemplate=true&extractText=true&extendLayers=false
RTF application/rtf    
SVG image/svg+xml    
SWF application/x-shockwave-flash    
TAR application/x-tar    
TIF image/tiff    
TIFF image/tiff    
TTC application/x-font-ttf    
TTF application/x-font-ttf    
VOB video/dvd  
VTT text/vtt    
WAV audio/x-wav    
WEBM video/webm  
WMA audio/x-ms-wma    
WMV video/x-ms-wmv  
XLS application/    
ZIP application/zip    

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