Content Repository for Files
With Kentico CMS, you can manage uploaded files like any other document in the content repository, and leverage powerful features, such as:
Depending on file usage, you can choose to store files in the database, on the server disk, or both. For faster delivery, you can retrieve files directly from the disk or even cache them in the server memory.
Manage Media Libraries
If you need to manage a large number of media files, such as extensive photo galleries, or large files, such as videos or files for downloading from your website, you can store them in the Media Libraries. Such files are stored only on the disk with their metadata stored in the database so that they can be accessed through a direct URL.
Inserting and Resizing Images
Inserting an image is as easy as clicking one button and choosing the file on your disk - no additional steps are required. Or you can choose an existing image from the content repository, media library, or external website.
Kentico CMS takes care of image resizing so that your content administrators do not publish huge files that lead to slow-loading pages. You can specify a maximum size for each uploaded file and Kentico CMS automatically resizes them during upload.
If you need to resize the image in the text, you just change its width/height and Kentico CMS automatically resizes the image instead of using the huge original file. It also stores the resized version on the disk so that it doesn't need resizing the next time someone displays the image.
With Kentico CMS, you can easily insert your videos into the text to make your content more engaging.
Displaying Media Galleries
Kentico CMS gives you plenty of options for displaying galleries of images or other media files - you can use lightbox gallery, image rotators, and other built-in webparts, or you can easily integrate third-party jQuery libraries for displaying media files with various effects.
You can use custom media players based on Flash or Silverlight to display video or music.
When you insert an image into the text or upload a file into a page field (e.g., a "Press Release for download" in a news item), the file is tied to the given page and its life cycle. It means that it uses its versioning, workflow, security settings, and other features, rather than being stored separately. It simplifies the management of files that are part of a page, and makes it easier for content administrators to keep website content consistent.
WebDAV Support for Direct Editing in Microsoft Office
Kentico CMS supports WebDAV protocol out-of-the-box, which allows you to open, edit, and save Microsoft Office files (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and others) directly from your browser.
Learn more about WebDAV support in Kentico CMS
Browser-based Image Editor
Kentico CMS comes a with browser-based image editor that allows content administrators to perform basic image modifications, such as resizing, rotation, or grayscaling directly from the browser, without the use of a specialized application.
Learn more about Image Editor in Kentico