Use the Adobe Experience Manager desktop app, to easily access the digital assets stored in Adobe Experience Manager DAM repository on your local desktop and use these assets in any desktop applications. You can open the assets in desktop applications and edit the assets locally – upload the changes back to Experience Manager with version control, to share the updates with other users. You can also upload new files and folder hierarchies to Experience Manager, create folders, and delete assets or folders from Experience Manager DAM.
The integration allows various roles in the organization to manage the assets centrally in Experience Manager Assets and to access the assets on local desktop in the native applications on Windows or Mac OS.
When you open the application after logging out or for the first time, provide the URL of your Experience Manager server in the format https://[aem-server-url]:[port]/. Then select the Connect option. Provide credentials to connect the app with the server.
How desktop app works
Before you start using the application, understand How the app works. Also, familiarize yourself with the following terms:
Desktop Actions: From the Assets web interface, from within in a browser, you can explore the asset locations or check-out and open the asset for editing in your native desktop application. These actions are available from the web interface and use desktop app functionality. See how to enable Desktop Actions.
File status is Cloud Only: Such assets are not downloaded on the local machine and are available on Experience Manager server only.
File status is Available locally: The assets are downloaded and available on the local machine as is. The assets are not changed.
File status is Edited locally: Such assets are modified locally and the changes remain to the uploaded to Experience Manager server. After you upload, the status changes to Available locally. See edit assets.