Guest post by Siddharth Singh, Software Engineer, Adobe
Whether you are a photographer or a creative designer, you know the importance of having all your creative work lined up beautifully in the form of a portfolio to impress prospective clients. If you’re looking for the best way to build an online portfolio of your work, Adobe Bridge CC has a solution for you!
With the new Adobe Portfolio publish service introduced in the October 2017 release of Bridge CC, it is now super-easy to showcase your work to the world. You can now create and publish a website featuring your creative work in just a few clicks. If you are an existing Creative Cloud member, you can start using the Adobe Portfolio service right away. Adobe Portfolio is included in your Creative Cloud subscription.
Let’s get started
Before you begin using the Adobe Portfolio publish service in Bridge, make sure that you sign in to the Creative Cloud desktop app using your Adobe ID. Then, launch the latest Adobe Bridge CC (October 2017 release). You’ll see the Adobe Portfolio option in the Publish panel of the Essentials workspace.
Click the Adobe Portfolio option to open a section where you can drag and drop your files. Select multiple files and drag them onto the Publish panel. You can select images and audio and video files to create a project in Adobe Portfolio. For detailed steps, see Publish assets to Adobe Portfolio.
When your files have been uploaded successfully, Bridge displays a message on your screen with the link to your newly created Adobe Portfolio project. In case your network goes off during the upload, don’t worry! As soon as the network connectivity is restored, Bridge will retry to upload your files.
How Bridge handles RAW image files
If you shoot your photos in RAW format and have large image files, Bridge automatically converts your files into lighter JPEGs and uploads them to the Portfolio website. This saves you from the hassle of converting the files to RAW and speeds up the process of uploading files. Besides images, Portfolio also supports video and audio files. You can find a list of supported file formats here.
Upload is successful! Visit your website
One important thing to remember is that project created from Bridge does not get published automatically. You need to go to the Portfolio website to publish it.
When you open your project on the Portfolio website from Bridge (after logging in to the Portfolio website with your Adobe ID), you can choose how to display your work and customize as per your needs using the Portfolio project editor.
After making the desired changes, you can publish your project immediately and make it available to the world.
Great! What’s next?
Adobe Portfolio offers easy-to-customize layouts that are designed specifically with creative professionals like you in mind, so that you can showcase your best work. See what you can do with Adobe Portfolio to learn more about this service.
With access to the Adobe Portfolio publish service from within Bridge, you’ll find that sharing your creativity has never been this easy. You can also publish and sell your images using the Adobe Stock Contributor service from Bridge CC’s Publish panel from the enhanced user interface in the latest release of Bridge CC.
We’d love to hear your thoughts and answer your questions; please share them in the comments section of this post.