Uploading Files to the DAM
Image files that do not exceed 2MB may be uploaded to the DAM. There are three commonly used image file types—JPG, PNG, and GIF.
JPG is a filetype that reduces the quality of the image in order to minimize the file size. Use the JPG filetype for photographs and complex graphic images. Do not use with simple graphic images.
GIF is a filetype that can be saved with a maximum of 256 colors which makes it a poor format for photographic images. Use the GIF filetype for simple graphic images and animated GIF files.
PNG is a filetype that was developed to replace the GIF filetype and it the best format to use for most graphic images. Older browsers do not support this filetype (IE6 and below). Do not use this format for photographic images.
FLV (edited and encoded) video files that do not exceed 500MB may be uploaded to the DAM. If you have a larger file, please contact askITS@nyu.edu. Read more here for full video specifications.