Posts tagged "Adobe Bridge"

April 11, 2016

Previewing Images Full Screen in Bridge

Tapping the spacebar displays all selected files in Bridge in Full Screen Mode with a dark grey background. This is a great way to quickly review files without having to open them in Photoshop. Tap escape to return to Bridge.

Command + L (Mac) / Control + L (Win) displays selected images in Slideshow Mode and automatically transitions between images every five seconds using a dissolve. Chose View > Slideshow Options to access additional Display, Slide, and Transition options.

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May 19, 2015

Quick Tip – Saving Changes to Files in Lightroom

In this quick tip, you’ll find out how to save changes in Lightroom and view them in applications such as Adobe Bridge.

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January 14, 2014

Adding Presets to Raw and JPEG Files in Bridge

If you create and save presets in Adobe Camera Raw, you can then quickly apply those presets in Bridge. Simply Control -click (Mac) | Right Mouse -click (Win) on the image thumbnail and select Develop Settings > (your preset name). 

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November 22, 2013

Video Tutorial – What is the Difference Between Lightroom or Bridge?

Since I still get this question quite often, I thought I would repost this video on “Should I use Lightroom or Bridge?”

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July 17, 2013

PDF Presentations and Web Galleries in Bridge CC

PDF presentations and Web Galleries (otherwise known as the Adobe Output Module) are now available in Bridge CC. Click here for the link to the installation instructions. 


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November 2, 2011

Video Tutorial – Lightroom or Bridge – Which is the Right Application to Manage Your Workflow?

In this episode of the Complete Picture, Julieanne Kost helps you decide which application is right for your workflow by explaining the differences between Lightroom and Bridge for managing images and assets.

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September 19, 2011

Exporting a Cache when Writing Files to CD and DVD

To preview images quickly when moving from folder to folder,  Bridge creates and stores cached thumbnails either in a global database or in a local file in each folder.  When burning CDs or DVDs it is beneficial to change the Bridge Preferences > Cache to Automatically Export Cache to Folders when Possible so that the when the CD is accessed at a later time, the File Browser accesses the saved cache file, instantly propagating the File Browser with the necessary thumbnails, ranking, and rotation information.

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The Contact Sheet Feature

One of the frequently asked questions in technical support is: “Where did the Contact Sheet and other automated features go in Photoshop CS4 and CS5?” In order to answer this question, I recorded a video tutorial explaining how the Output Module in Bridge replaces the Contact Sheet feature (Where is Contact Sheet in Photoshop CS4).

The information about the Output Module in Bridge (in the video above) is still accurate, but I needed to update the links if you prefer to use the optional “Automate” plug-ins (Contact Sheet II, Picture Package, Web Photo Gallery, Script for Layer Comps to Web Photo Gallery from Photoshop CS3) in Photoshop CS4 or Photoshop CS5 . Here are the updated links to download the Automate Plug-ins:

• For Mac OS:

• For Windows:

Note: Please review the ReadmeCS5_Optionalplugin.pdf file in with the downloaded files for installation instructions.

As you will discover, the Contact Sheet II, Web Photo Gallery, Picture Package and Layer Comps to WPG plug-ins from Photoshop CS3 are supported in 32- and 64-bit Windows, and only 32-bit Mac OS.

Here’s how to run Photoshop CS5 in 32-bit and 64-bit modes:

• To run Photoshop CS5 on Mac OS as a 32-bit application:

Select the Adobe Photoshop CS5 application file, installed by default in the Applications/Adobe Photoshop CS5 folder.

Choose File > Get Info, and select Open in 32 Bit Mode.

Deselect this option to run Photoshop CS5 in 64-bit mode.

• To run Photoshop CS5 in Windows as a 32-bit application:

Close Photoshop CS5.

Navigate to the Program Files (x86) > Adobe > Adobe Photoshop CS5 folder.

Double-click the Adobe Photoshop CS5.exe file.

• To run Photoshop CS5 in Windows as a 64-bit application (if your version of Windows and your hardware supports 64 bit):

Close Photoshop CS5.

Navigate to the Program Files > Adobe > Adobe Photoshop CS5 folder.

Double-click the Adobe Photoshop CS5.exe file.

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May 19, 2011

LR3 – Viewing Changes/Corrections Made to Photographs in Bridge/Adobe Camera Raw/Photoshop

Lightroom can interpret and apply changes made to photos in Bridge/Adobe Camera Raw/Photoshop (such as the addition of metadata and/or any changes made to color/tone/etc.) and vice versa. In order for this to go smoothly, in Bridge make sure that the  Camera Raw Preferences (under the Bridge menu on Mac, the Edit menu on Windows) are set to: Save image settings in: Sidecar “.xmp” files (not the Camera Raw database).

When these “changed/corrected” files are imported into Lightroom, you will not see the changes in the Import dialog box but Lightroom will read the .xmp sidecar file while importing and show you the changes/corrections made to the file in the Grid view.  Note: if you are working with the DNG file format, you will see the changes/corrections made to the images in Bridge/Adobe Camera Raw/Photoshop in the Import dialog box.

If you make changes/corrections to images in Bridge/Adobe Camera Raw/Photoshop to files that have already been imported into Lightroom, Lightroom will NOT automatically update the metadata. Instead, a small icon will appear in the upper right corner of the photo cell (in the Grid View in the Library module) warning that the file has changed outside of the application. To update the file either click on the icon and choose “Import Settings from Disk” or select the photo(s) and choose Metadata > Read Metadata from File. Note: sometimes it can take a few moments for the warning icon to appear so if I know that I want Lightroom to read the changes, I simply click Metadata > Read Metadata from File.


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September 15, 2010

Previewing Images Full Screen in Bridge

Tapping the spacebar will display all of the selected files in Bridge in Slideshow Mode. Note – so will Command (Mac) / Control (Win) + L.

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August 6, 2010

Bridge Re-direct (Mac only)

If you use the operating system to navigate to a folder, and then want to see that folder in Bridge, dragging the folder icon (in the operating system) to the Bridge Preview Panel will redirect the Bridge to that folder.

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August 5, 2010

Exporting Bridge’s Cache

Exporting Bridge’s cache (where Bridge stores recently viewed image previews) can expedite the loading of thumbnails in a number of situations such as:
• If you move folders of images around using the OS and then use Bridge to view those same folders
• If you have a very large number of images that you have viewed with Bridge
• If you plan on burning images to CD/DVD and then viewing them using Bridge.
To export the Cache select:
Tools > Cache > Build and Export Cache, or
Preferences > Cache > Automatically Export Cache To Folders when Possible.
Now cached previews will be readily available without having to take the time to re-render them.

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August 3, 2010

Saving Contact Sheet Templates & Adding Watermarks in Bridge

PSCS5 -You can easily layout a single image or a grid of thumbnails using Bridge. Select the Output workspace from the Workspace Switcher (in the upper right of Bridge CS5 ) to display the contents of the Output panel. In Bridge CS5 not only can you save these page layouts as templates to be easily reloaded at different times, but also add a custom watermark to each image. Recently, I have been doing all of my multi-image and multi-page layouts in Lightroom, but this is a great new feature for those staying within the Bridge and Photoshop workflow.

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August 2, 2010

Adobe Bridge – Improved Batch Renaming

PSCS5 – you can now replace any part of a filename with custom text . Select the files to be renamed and choose Tools > Batch Rename. Under “New Filenames” use the drop down menu to select “String Substitution” from the list. Enter in the Text to “Find” and “Replace” and voila! For example, this is an easy way to remove a prefix like “_MG_” from a file name and insert your name (or your client’s name) instead.

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July 29, 2010

Video Tutorial – The Advantages of the DNG File Format

In this episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne Kost will show you the advantage of working with and archiving to the DNG raw file format over proprietary raw file formats. You’ll also discover ‘how” and “when” it makes the most sense to convert your files as you move through your workflow.

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