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Is it possible to add a thumbnail image for a pdf link hosting in DAM?


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Is it possible to add a thumbnail image for a pdf link hosting in DAM? For web page, there's a field for thumbnail image, so when we share the page link in messenger or social media, the image will show.

Can we do the same for a pdf link? How?


Thank you!

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Community Advisor



Are you asking about thumbnail in dam folder where pdf is added?

If so currently pdf/image is using the below rendition got created while uploading the file to dam as thumbnail




If you need custom thumbnail for pdf, I think you can write custom step and add it to DAM Update Asset workflow which will replace the above thumbnail with your custom thumbnail for pdf files.


Hope this helps!


Level 1

Hi Ravi,


Thank you for your reply.

My target is to share a pdf link in WhatApp/FB messenger, and there could be a image automatically appear with the link, just like the page thumbnail does.

Could you please explain more about how to use the DAM Update Asset workflow to set? 




Community Advisor


You can try downloading or redirecting pdf from page to PDF on load


Add open grapg tag for pdfs and share that page link instaed of direct DAM pdf.