With a Digital Asset Management (DAM) system, you’ll not only have easy access to a repository of all of your rich media and marketing assets – images, videos, graphics, audio and more, but also be able to perform image editing that other storage systems cannot do.
Digital Asset Management helps marketers manage their branded assets
A digital asset management system can integrate with your favorite programs to create a seamless experience for creating, editing and sharing branded content. Zoom, crop, resize and download high or low res images on-the-fly from your DAM system without affecting the original.
Further simplify the design process with an InDesign plugin to your DAM. Drag and drop your images right from the DAM system into an InDesign layout. It also creates a link between the digital file stored in the DAM system and the InDesign layout.
Benefits of using DAM for image editing
Collaborate on edited images with tools like version history, group commenting and in-app notifications
Images with various edits can be tracked with version history and comments for those specific versions. When you need to give direction to a specific group of users (like creative or marketing), you can leave comments on files for those particular groups. Users are notified both in-app and with an email when a comment is left for them.
Crop and resize images right from your storage system
When it’s time to download images, you’ll be provided with options for how to download the file. Images can be cropped, the format changed and the quality can be adjusted to make an image ready for the web.
Add metadata, watermarks and DRM information to your work
Protect your licensed content by adding metadata, watermarks and digital rights management (DRM) information to all of your files. Metadata is pulled from existing XMP data, so relevant information (like dates, authors and locations) are automatically displayed. You can easily add custom metadata to your work so that everything is organized to comply with your company’s digital rights management policies. Editing your file’s metadata in a DAM system makes your content easier to locate, manage and work with.
Edit images and design marketing material
with an InDesign plugin
Integrate with InDesign
Canto’s integration with InDesign allows you to quickly pull an image from your DAM directly to an InDesign template. No need for searching through desktops or outside services; the image can be shared right to your DAM system for you and you collaborators to use.
The link that’s created between InDesign and Canto’s DAM system ensures that your marketing team is always working with the most current version of your digital assets. Whenever an InDesign layout is opened and is linked to a previous version of a digital asset, a notification box pops up asking if you’d like to update the layout with the current version of all your files. This way, all of your layouts and marketing materials are kept up to date with the latest approved submissions.