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Files and images

DAM can store all file types, and images are also just files in regard to storing. However since DAM is designed to be an image provider it has lots of functionality built in to process and handle images. This includes thumbnails, resizing, merging, cropping etc.

DAM recognizes the following types as images:

  • BMP
  • GIF
  • JP2
  • JPEG
  • PNG
  • TIFF
  • PDF
  • EPS
  • SVG
  • SWF
  • AI
  • PSD
  • WebP

and can do transformations on them.

Websafe image types

Websafe images are images that are able to be rendered in a web browser. When delivering images to an external caller, DAM is able to convert the original image to a websafe format by request. Websafe formats are:

  • JPG
  • PNG
  • GIF
  • SVG (if svg is enabled to be interpreted as websafe - that's configurable)

This means that regardless of the orignal image format, DAM returns one of the above depending on various factors such as whether image has transparency in it etc.

Choosing which formats to upload in DAM

This topic is described in detail in Image format recommendations.