Supported File Formats in Creative Cloud Libraries

Creative Cloud Libraries serve as a central hub for all your design assets, ensuring consistency and streamlined access across various Creative Cloud applications. Understanding the supported file formats empowers you to effectively utilize this valuable tool and store the creative elements essential for your projects.


  • Raster formats: These pixel-based images are ideal for photographs, illustrations, and other detailed visuals. Supported formats include:
    • PNG: Offers lossless compression and transparency, making it suitable for logos, icons, and graphics with transparent backgrounds.
    • BMP: A widely used format for Windows platforms, often used for uncompressed images.
    • PSD: Photoshop's native format, allowing preservation of layers, effects, and other editing information.
    • SVG: A scalable vector graphic format perfect for logos, icons, and graphics requiring resizing without losing quality.
    • GIF: Supports animation and transparency, often used for simple animations or web graphics.
    • JPEG: Commonly used for photographs and web graphics, offering varying levels of compression and quality.
    • TIFF: A versatile format suitable for high-resolution images and professional printing.
    • HEIC and HEIF: High-efficiency image formats offering improved compression and quality compared to JPEG.
    • DNG: A raw image format capturing unprocessed sensor data from digital cameras, providing more flexibility for editing.


  • Design layouts: These pre-defined templates serve as starting points for various project types, such as social media posts, presentations, or brochures. Supported formats include:
    • PSDT: Photoshop document templates.
    • AIT: Illustrator document templates.
    • INDT: InDesign document templates.


  • Bringing visuals to life: Animate elements within your projects using these supported formats:
    • FLA: Flash animation files created in Adobe Animate.
    • XFL: An older animation format used by Flash Professional.
    • OAM: Animated widget files used in Adobe Muse.


  • Adding artistic touches: Enhance your designs with custom or pre-made brushes in the following formats:
    • AI brushes: Brushes specifically designed for Adobe Illustrator.
    • PS brushes: Brushes for Adobe Photoshop.
    • Adobe Capture brushes: Brushes created and captured using the Adobe Capture mobile app.


  • Moving visuals: Integrate video elements into your projects with these supported formats:
    • MPEG, MP4, QuickTime: Widely used video formats compatible with various platforms and applications.
    • Windows Media video formats: Primarily used on Windows systems.


  • Adding sound effects or music: Enhance your projects with audio elements in the following formats:
    • MPEG layer compressed audio (.mp2) and MPEG layer 3 audio (.mp3): Popular compressed audio formats.
    • MPEG-4 audio layer (.m4a): Commonly used for audio files on Apple devices.
    • Wave audio (.wav): Uncompressed audio format offering high quality but larger file sizes.
    • MPEG-2 Audio advanced coding file (.acc): Audio format often used for iTunes purchases.
    • Audio interchange file format (.aif, .aiff): High-quality audio format suitable for professional use.

Additional Considerations:

  • File format limitations: Certain applications within Creative Cloud might have specific limitations regarding supported formats. Always refer to the application's documentation for comprehensive information.
  • Version compatibility: Ensure compatibility between the file format and the Creative Cloud application version you're using. Older formats might not be fully supported in newer versions.

By understanding the diverse file formats supported by Creative Cloud Libraries, you can effectively manage your design assets, streamline workflows, and maintain consistency across your creative projects. Remember to choose the appropriate format based on your specific needs and application requirements.