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This article describes the user experience improvements in AEM 6.4 Assets.

Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) 6.4 Assets includes several UI improvements that provide a seamless user experience, improve productivity, and increase the speed with which you can create/manage your go-to-market content (content velocity).

The UI is more responsive, which helps you efficiently manage a large portfolio of assets. You can quickly search, display, sort, and smoothly scroll through a long list of items. 

You can personalize the various views - Card, List, and Column views. For example, you can configure the size of thumbnails you want displayed in the Card view. For the List view, you can configure the level of detail you want to display for assets in the list. AEM 6.4 Assets includes a new Tree view that lets you conveniently navigate through the Assets repository and find your assets.

The following sections explain the UI enhancements in greater detail.

Lazy loading

When you browse/search for assets in AEM 6.4 Assets, upto 200 assets are displayed in the UI at a time. You can scroll through the results faster, which is especially useful when browsing through a long list of results. Because a significant numer of assets are loaded at a time, the browsing experience is smooth.

If you tap/click an asset to review its details page, you can return to the results page simply by tapping/clicking the Back button on the toolbar.

Card view improvements

Depending upon the device you use and the amount of detail you require, you can resize the asset thumbnails in the Card view. This way, you can personalize your view and control the number of thumbnails that is displayed.

To resize thumbnails in the Card view, perform these steps:

  1. Tap/click the Layout icon from the toolbar, and then choose the View Settings option.

  2. From the View Settings dialog, select the desired thumbnail size, and then tap/click Update.

  3. Review the thumbnails in the UI. They are displayed in the chosen size.


The tile in the Card view now displays additional information, such as publication status, and so on.


List view improvements

In the List view, the first column now displays the file names of assets by default. Additional information, such as publication and processing status, locale, and so on are also displayed.


You can choose to configure the amount of detail you want to display. Tap/click the Layout icon, choose the View Settings option, and specify the columns you want displayed in the View Settings dialog.


Column view improvements

In addition to Card and List views, you now navigate to the details page of an from the Column view. Select an asset from the Column view, and then tap/click More Details under the asset snapshot.


Tree view

AEM 6.4 Assets includes a Tree view that lets you to conveniently browse your asset hierarchy and navigate to the desired asset or folder.

To open the Tree view, tap/click the GlobalNav icon in the Assets UI, and choose Content tree from the menu.


From the content hierarchy, navigate to the desired asset.


The asset details page now includes Previous and Next buttons on the toolbar so you can view all the images in a folder in succession.

Depending on your device, you can also swipe or use the arrow keys on keyboard to move back and forth between images.

Depending upon the chose layout, you can open the details page for an asset in the following ways:

View How to open the asset details page
Card view Tap/click the asset tile in the UI
List view Tap/click on the row entry for the asset in the list
Column view Tap/click the More Details button from the asset snapshot

Use the Previous/Next buttons to move back and forth between the assets.


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