September 22, 2007
RapidFixer CS3: Powerful add-on for Bridge
The new RapidFixer extension for Adobe Bridge CS3 helps unlock the power of Camera Raw. Created by photographer Peter Krogh & developer Tom Nolan, RapidFixer adds quick adjustment strips to the Bridge interface. Now, instead of needing to pop into the Camera Raw dialog to apply image adjustments (converting to black & white, say, or bumping up exposure by 1/3 stop), you can use RapidFixer to tweak settings on one or more files.
Peter provides a nice overview of the tools in this video–adjusting white balance, applying vignettes, and more. At around the 2/3rds mark he shows some interesting modifications that facilitate working on photographic negatives.
I don’t shoot massive numbers of images, but I’ve found RapidFixer extremely handy in reviewing and tweaking my shots. If you’re crunching a large number of images via Bridge & Camera Raw, you’ll likely find the $49 price of RapidFixer a bargain.