view of DAM folders in a laptop screen

Upgraded DAM Overview

The Digital Asset Manager (DAM) is structured similarly to the Site Administration view, and navigation is performed in a similar way as well.

Notable Changes

Some notable changes to the DAM in the upgraded CMS version are that you can: 

  • Choose what the display of your assets look like
  • Choose what information you see in your DAM view
  • Drag assets into the browser to upload
  • Access an action bar after selecting one or more assets
  • Edit assets with tools such as flip/rotate and undo/redo
DAM Action Bar

DAM Action Bar


Navigate to your Digital Assets

  1. Click on the Adobe Experience Manager logo in the top left of the screen to get to the Main Navigation screen, if you are not already on it.
  2. Click on the Assets icon, then Files.
  3. You'll see folders and individual assets that you have access to displayed in the default Card view.

    Note: You can change the display of your assets by selecting a different view style in the upper right corner of the screen.
the main navigation page showing the Assets icon

The AEM logo is on the top left of the screen and takes you back to the Main Navigation page. Click the Assets icon to access the DAM files.

Files icon for DAM assets

Click Files to access your assets.

two folders in the DAM

Folders and files that you have access to will be displayed in the default card view.


Customize Displays

You can customize the way you want to view your assets by clicking on the View settings dropdown in the top right of the screen.

There are several options to choose from and you can select each to preview how it will look.

The DAM view also has a Side Panel icon to the top left. Opening that menu provides options to display additional information in the side panel.

arrow pointing to Display edit

Change the display of asset information.

arrow pointing to DAM Side Panel

Open the Side Panel for more viewing options.

Side Panel shows your displayed files in context.

The Content Tree provides context for your files.

Display Options with the Content Tree

DAM Card View with Content Tree Open

DAM Card View (Default) with Content Tree Open

DAM List View with content tree open

DAM List View with Content Tree Open

DAM Column View with Content Tree Open

DAM Column View with Content Tree Open