Configuring Documents and Media Previews

Configuring Documents and Media Previews

By default, Liferay DXP uses PDFBox to generate previews for files added to the Document Library. This is because PDFBox is the only 100% Java-based tool that can be distributed with DXP.

However, since PDFBox only supports a limited number of file types, Liferay also provides integration with external services to support additional file types. These services can be used to more quickly generate high quality file previews for more of your files.


To be used for generating previews, the service must first be installed on the server running the Liferay DXP instance.

Liferay DXP currently supports integration with the following programs.

With these tools installed and configured, Documents and Media can provide in application previews of most file types.