Package support: Use an image from the zip as preview and zip as masterfile

peter.kloren 2 years ago in Digital Asset Management updated by Gerda Oppewal 3 months ago 13 1 duplicate

The client uses various different zip files to keep files together. To help the users in selecting the correct zipfile, an image from the zipfile is used as a preview image on the record using the zip file as the masterfile.

The new packages functionality unzips the package and you can setup a regex to select the required masterfile. However, in the above use case there is no rule possible to calculate the masterfile. To use a random file from the package as the master would be a bit strange.

Can you extend the package function to allow for the above?

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This is in DAM release 140


Hi everyone, this is scheduled for Q3 2020

This would also be very helpful feature for us.
We urgently need to use one of the images as preview (e.g. based on a naming convention) and add the original zip as is as an attachment record. The zip file often contains the source folder structure that is needed by the agency to make changes. It is not always required to unpackage all the contained files as separate records.

Are there any updates on plans/timelines?

Just another comment, at Nord Anglia, we have images and PDFs as masterfiles/previews for zips.

We are currently in the middle of a package ingestion project and really cannot make the current functionality work, as we want it.  We just would like a preview file displayed for a zip file.  When they click Download the user should download the zip.  Thanks!

Huge requirement for this at Stanley Black & Decker

We have packaged files (such as articulate story files and collection of files stored as compressed files) that we would love to be able to extract at least a thumbnail and associated asset types from.

This would really benefit a lot of customers.

This would be very good functionality as we do have lots of use cases that could benefit from it.


We could consider to extend the package functionality, this is going to be influenced by votes from our end customers.