Archive for December, 2006


Did you know Adobe has a site for Bridge?  But not just for Bridge, but all Adobe related products and services. There are some great tutorial links in there.

If you see a great link you want to share, just add adobe to your network and add "for:adobe" as a tag.  That way it will bubble up into the system – the tags and links are being organized and managed by a team in our learning resources department.

 The Adobe Design Center has an article on how to use and tag for the creative community.


Early Xmas for Bridge feature requests…

Christmas came a little early for some of those customers requesting features or enhancements from Bridge. Below is a list of feature requests from the U2U forum that the Bridge team addressed in CS3.
We get a lot of feature requests, and we have limited resources – so we have to prioritize the best we can. Thanks to Arno for going back and following up on each of these requests.
1-click keyword image reveal option please
A “Move to Folder” command
A Nitpick – smaller selection tiles, please
Batch Rename should show progress
Best reason for a built-in downloader in Bridge
Cancel searches
Chance attribute of cache files to hidden
Do not reset filter when switching folders
Faster searching, and better criteria
Feature Request: Better dimensional meta data displayed
progress indicator in the status bar
RAW+JPEG pairing
search by height/width priority
Select Rated
Selection of landscape or portrait orientation?
Sort lists folders first
Stack photos
Star rating system improvement
Text size option

Bridge CS3 Beta now available

The Beta release of Photoshop CS3 also includes the Beta of Bridge CS3. More details on the release can be found at the Adobe press room.
The download will be available on Adobe Labs in the early hours Pacific Standard Time on December 15.
The Bridge team has been hard at work building new features. Here is a quick top 10 for Photoshop users:
1. Quick thumbnails for faster previews of image files
2. New Loupe tool for zooming in up to 800%
3. Smart image previews for multiple side by side comparisons
4. Image Stacks for visually grouping like files together
5. New Filter panel for fast navigation of rated and labeled files
6. Camera LCD display for quick overview of image settings
7. Download from camera and auto apply metadata templates, rename and convert to DNG
8. Enhanced slideshow for viewing, zooming, rating images
9. Easy to create metadata templates for quickly embedding key information in files
10. Enhanced workspace layouts and customization of presets
Matt Kloskowski over at NAPP has published 2 great videos on the new Loupe Tool and Stacks feature in Bridge.