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This page is about (warning) Assets app 1.x. The way assets are registered and used changed. If you work with (warning) Magnolia 5.3+, see Assets app .

See Digital asset management on how to use the app.

The Assets app allows you to manage media assets in Magnolia's digital asset management system (DAM).

You can upload original assets into the system, organize them, perform basic image manipulation operations such as cropping. The resulting asset variations can be used on the website.



The Assets app is installed by the DAM module 1.x. The app is based on the content app framework so its configuration is typical of any content app. The app is configured in /modules/dam/apps/assets.

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The Assets app operates on the dam workspace. The dam workspace stores the uploaded original assets and variations created with image operations such as cropping.

Node types

The DAM module registers a custom mgnl:asset node type. The Assets app operates on nodes of this type and on folders. 

Using the app

See Digital asset management on how to use the Assets app to store and use your media files.