Every image, video, PDF, or any other type of file you upload as an asset is stored in your content libraries. You can upload assets directly to your library or to elements when you’re creating content.
Note: The URL for assets uploaded through the UI is managed by Content. By default, these assets appear under the /dxdam path at a unique path that uses IDs. If you choose to control the URL of your assets, then consider uploading them as developer assets. For more information, see Store developer assets.
You can upload assets from anywhere in Content. Click your profile and then Upload assets. You can also upload assets from the Content - My content, All content pages, or from within a library.
Note: You cannot upload file types limited by your admin.
- Click Upload assets and select the library where you want to store your asset.
- Then drag and drop or click Upload to choose a file from your local system.
- When you upload an asset, Acoustic AI analyzes the assets. AI then suggests tags that best describe your asset. You can accept or delete these tags, plus add your tags.
- Click Edit details to add usage right, category, and a usage expiration date and click Save.
Upload assets on a content form
Assets such as images, videos, and files are an integral part of the content. The content form will have specific elements included for each asset type. These elements are added by your admin or manager when they create the content type.
The following are the different element types used with assets:
By default, you can add any file type to a file field. But your manager or admin can restrict a file field to specific file types.
By default, you can add any valid image type to an image field such as JPG, JPEG, PNG, and GIF. Your manager or admin can restrict an image element to specific image file types.
By default, you can add any valid video type to a video field, such as MP4 and MOV files. Your manager can restrict a video element to specific video file types.
To add assets to the element field, browse for stored assets stored, drag and drop, or upload your assets.
Manage asset settings
If you uploaded the image to your library, open the image from the library or My content page.
If you uploaded the image to the content form, hover over the image. Then open the overflow menu at the top of the image element and click View source to open the asset.
The image opens in the authoring form. From the Details tab, you can manage the following settings:
- When you upload the asset files, the file name becomes the name of the asset. You can change the asset name.
Note: The assets file name and the name you provide here are different. The name you provide is for referencing the asset within Content.
- You can change the library settings that you assigned when you uploaded the asset.
- Provide a description for the asset so your team can find it useful when they access the asset from the library.
- You can add or remove tags. You can re-analyze the AI tags by clicking the overflow menu or remove tags.
Note: Content AI feature also generates keywords for file-type assets.
- Choose a category that was created by your admin or manager.
- You can also manage the asset usage rights. Add a usage rights category that was created by your admin or manager. Then, and add a usage expiration date for your asset.
- View metadata information for the asset file like file dimensions and size.
For images, you can view image tags from the image file that was detected by Content. You can also provide an alt text for the image. The alt text is required to meet the accessibility requirements for using an image in a content item.
Work with references
From the References tab, you view what other items reference this asset. You can open the reference items and edit them.
Note: You cannot open the reference item if you do not have access to the content items that reference the asset.
Add image profiles
For images, from the Reference tab, you can view the image profiles applied to this image. You can also add new image profiles for this image from the overflow menu. You can choose from image profiles created by your admin or manager. If you are the admin or a manager, you can choose to create an image profile from the overflow menu. Check out Define image resizing options with image profiles.
Edit and update assets
You can replace or update the file and video assets from the overflow menu on the asset. Images can be edited directly from the form. When you click edit image, the Shutterstock image editor opens. When you click edit image from content form, you can choose to edit the source image or create a copy of the image to edit.
Note: Editing approved assets requires confirmation and needs to be approved again.