Introduction

Creative Cloud Assets lets you share public links to the following types of assets:

  • Files
  • Folders
  • Libraries
  • Library elements
  • Mobile creations

By sharing public links, you can gather quick feedback on assets and work more efficiently with others. When you share a link with someone, they can view a high fidelity preview of the assets directly in the web browser without having to install Creative Cloud apps or sign in to the website. In addition to viewing the assets, they can write comments or download a copy of the files (if you permit them to do so).

Public sharing of assets ensures that you retain complete control over your content. Recipients get read-only access to your assets, which means they cannot upload, update, or delete them. The shared assets are accessed using a unique Adobe.ly short URL that you send via email or copy/paste to send. At any time, you can turn the URL off to revoke access.

While sharing libraries and library assets, you can also choose to let other users follow them. Whenever you update the library or the library asset, followers automatically get the updates across all supported Creative Cloud apps.

To collaborate with co-workers (share assets with different levels of access permissions), see Collaborate with others.

Share a file or folder

  1. On the Creative Cloud Assets page, navigate to a file or folder to share.

  2. From the Share menu, choose Send Link.

    Send Link option in Share menu
  3. The file is set private by default which only you can view. To share file click Create Public Link to share a read-only view of this file with others.

    Create public link button
  4. Click Advanced Options. The following options are enabled by default:

    • Allow Downloads Allows link recipients to download a copy of the file
    • Allow Comments Allows link recipients to add comments to the file

    Note:

    The Allow use of Extract option is available only when sharing a Photoshop (.psd) file. For more information how Extract works, see Creative Cloud Extract.

    Optionally, you can choose to disable the options.

    Send link to anyone to view the file
  5. Click Send Link.

An email is sent to the recipients with the link (short URL) to access the shared file or folder.

Clicking the short URL opens the shared file or folder in a web browser. Recipients don't have to be Creative Cloud members to view or access publicly shared files and folders.

Preview of the shared file in a browser
Preview of the shared file in a browser

Note:

If you have View-only permissions on a shared private folder, you cannot create or share a public link to it. However, you can send out links to public folders. Later, if the owner decides to make the folder private, the link you shared earlier will become inaccessible.

Share libraries, library assets, and mobile creations

Share libraries

Let's see how you can share a library through a public link:

  1. Log in to the Creative Cloud Assets page.
  2. Once logged in, in the left pane, click Libraries.
  3. Expand the context menu for the library that you want to share. Click Send Link.
Generate a read-only public link for the library
The Send Link option in Libraries

  1. In the Send Link dialog, toggle the Private/Public switch. Additional options to control the sharing of public libraries appear.
Send link for Libraries
The Private/Public switch

Sharing options for the library

  1. If necessary, deselect the following options that are enabled by default.

Allow Follow

When this option is enabled, anyone who has the URL of the library can follow it. Whenever you update the contents of the library, followers automatically get the updates across all supported Creative Cloud apps.

Allow Save To Creative Cloud

When this option is enabled, other users can copy the library in its current state to their Creative Cloud account and edit the assets. However, they do not receive any subsequent updates to the library.

  1. Optionally, enter a description for the library.
  2. Click Save. Creative Cloud sends out the public link and recipients receive email invitations to view the asset.

Share library assets and mobile creations

You can also share individual library assets and mobile creations in much the same way. For example, here’s how you share an Adobe Stock image added as an asset to a Creative Cloud library:

Adobe Stock image added as a library asset
Share an Adobe Stock image added as a library asset

Note:

The Allow Follow functionality is not currently supported for mobile creations.

View an asset shared with you

You can save shared assets to your Creative Cloud account. You can also download the file to your device if the sender has enabled download. If the sender has shared a library or mobile creation, you can save the complete library or mobile creation to your own account. If a library asset is shared, you can save it to one of your own libraries.

Save the asset to your Creative Cloud account or download file
Save the asset to your Creative Cloud account or download file

Save a library asset
Save a library asset to one of your own libraries

If the shared asset is a file; you can save it to your computer if the sender has allowed downloads, or save it to your account.

Note:

If you have View-only permissions on a shared private library, you cannot create or share a public link to it. However, you can send out links to public libraries. Later, if an owner decides to make the library private, the link you shared earlier will become inaccessible.

Share files, folders, libraries, or assets to Slack

Slack is a cloud-based team communication tool that offers features such as real-time messaging, archiving, and search. You can share your Creative Cloud files, folders, libraries, and assets to Slack.

Sharing your content to Slack requires that a public link to it be created beforehand. Follow these steps:

  1. On the Creative Cloud Assets website, select the Share To Slack option for the content you want to share.
Share an asset to Slack

  1. In the Share To Slack dialog, click Create Public Link.
  2. On the screen that follows, click Authorize Slack.
  3. On the Slack sign in page, enter your team's Slack domain.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

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