Open Text Corporation (Nasdaq: OTEX, TSX: OTC) announced the latest digital asset management (DAM) software from its Artesia subsidiary will provide support to creative professionals in media and entertainment companies and in corporate marketing departments. Version 6.5 improves the productivity of creative professionals by linking the desktop design and publishing applications they depend on to the digital media content managed by the Artesia DAM solution. Artesia DAM 6.5 adds the Creative Desktop, which allows users working from Macintosh-based design applications such as Adobe InDesign CS2 and QuarkXPress to leverage the content management functionality of Artesia DAM running on Windows or Unix servers. Version 6.5’s integration with Adobe InDesign software includes intelligent ingest of compound document layouts from Adobe InDesign into Artesia DAM, with optional XMP capture. XMP is an XML-based metadata interchange framework from Adobe. Users can import a layout and the components of the layout, such as graphics, as separate assets in the system, each with separate metadata. The integration of Livelink Discovery Server into the Artesia DAM solution gives customers a search technology to find digital content in their Artesia DAM systems. This capability will be included as part of the base Artesia DAM product license.