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How to Use Adobe Bridge CC 2017

Get acquainted with Adobe’s least-familiar applications

Adobe Bridge CC is one of the least understood applications in Adobe’s Creative Cloud. Opening it up reveals a bewildering variety of panels, tools, and thumbnails, and at first glance the general reaction is, “What am I looking at?”

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Essentially, Adobe Bridge is a media browser that lets you download images from your camera and browse folders on a hard drive or other drive connected to your computer to find the image or media you want. If you stop here, you can make the most of all the features of Adobe Bridge because Adobe Bridge is a file management system and not just a media browser.

To name just a few features, Adobe Bridge can:

  • View fully customizable thumbnails and change the sort order.
  • It offers a variety of preview options.
  • We use a star rating system for our content.
  • Add customizable metadata options, including copyright information and keywords.
  • Create a collection.
  • Provides quick access to CC applications.

This How To doesn’t cover all of them. Instead, consider this quick start guide.

Explore the Adobe Bridge CC 2017 user interface

When you first open Adobe Bridge, the full user interface is displayed. There are several buttons along the top. From left to right:

  • Move backward/forward: Click to go to folders and devices connected to Bridge.
  • Show last file: Click on it to browse recently visited files and folders.
  • boomerang: Press this button to return to Photoshop.
  • camera: Click this button to download the file from your camera or video capture device.
  • refine: This pop-down menu allows you to view a set of photos, rename the selected content set, or edit the metadata of the selected file.
  • Open in Camera Raw: Select this option to launch Photoshop’s Camera Raw feature.
  • rotation: Rotate the image clockwise or counterclockwise.

On the right side of the interface are view options.

  • bone: Select this option to switch to the default layout.
  • filmstrip: Select this option to display the content as a scrollable filmstrip.
  • Metadata: Select this option to view the metadata for each image.
  • keyword: Select this option to view keywords associated with each content in the current folder.

Above the panel is a path bar that can be used to navigate the folder structure of the current collection.

An operation is being performed on the panel. they:

  • Favorites: Quick access to your most viewed folders.
  • binder: Use this panel to drill down to specific content in a folder in Drive.
  • filter: Steroid search function. You can find content by rating, keyword, image orientation, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and more.
  • contents: This panel displays all images in a specific folder. Use the slider below to enlarge or reduce the thumbnails.
  • preview: Select the image to display in this area.
  • posting: Use if you want to sell images on Adobe Stock.
  • Metadata: This tells you everything you need to know about images.
  • keyword: Create or search using keywords.

Preview images in Adobe Bridge CC 2017

The preview window has been enlarged.

There are several ways to preview selected images in Bridge. the first is to choose see > Full screen preview. This shows the image without interfering with all menus and panels. To return to the bridge, press ESC key or that space bar. Select an image in the content area and press the spacebar to start a full screen preview.

Click on the image in full screen mode to view the full size image. You can zoom out using the mouse scroll wheel. Click the image to return to full screen view.

Another way is to use the divider in the preview area to increase the size of the area. This will collapse the other panels.

How to use review mode in Adobe Bridge CC 2017

A carousel of images in review mode and a magnifying glass with an enlarged image area appear.

Full screen view is ideal for single images, but viewing content can be a bit overwhelming if you have dozens of images in a folder. If you choose see > review mode, The contents of the folder are displayed in a rotating carousel of images. To move around the carousel, click the right and left arrows at the bottom of the interface or use the arrow keys on your keyboard. To remove an image from the carousel, click the down arrow at the bottom of the interface or press the down arrow on your keyboard.

A nice feature of review and preview mode is Click on the magnifying glass image and a magnifying glass will appear. The magnifying glass view is a 100% view that can be used to check the sharpness or focus of an image. This tool is draggable so you can easily identify problem areas in the image. The sharp corner in the upper left corner of the magnifying glass points to the area to be inspected. To close the magnifying glass finish The button in the lower-right corner of the magnifying glass.

To return to the Adobe Bridge interface ESC key.

How to rate content in Adobe Bridge CC 2017

A rating star is displayed in the label menu.

Not every image or content you create falls under the Unicorns and Rainbows category. Adobe Bridge has a rating system that can differentiate between “Great” and “Just Terrible.” This system uses an easy-to-use 1-5 star rating system.

Select some images from the content area and display them in the preview area. You can preview up to 9 images at a time.

To rate content in the preview pane etiquette menu Select the number of stars to apply to the selection.

To display only images rated 5 stars filter Click the star button just above the preview area and select a rating category. This way, only images with the selected rating will appear in the content pane.

How to edit content in Adobe Bridge CC 2017

A context menu with applications available for editing files is displayed.

The obvious question is how to import content from Adobe Bridge into applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects, and Audition. There are several ways.

The first is to drag content from the content area to the desktop and then open it in the appropriate application.

Another way is to right-click. content in the content area Select Applications from the resulting context menu.

Double-clicking on a file in the content area will likely open the file in that application. If this doesn’t work, you can fix it. To do this, open your legs. setting and choose it File type association A category that opens an extensive list of file types and uses. To change the default application down arrow Open a selection list. Select the application you want to use as the default.


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How to Use Adobe Bridge CC 2017

Get acquainted with Adobe’s least familiar application

Adobe Bridge CC is one of the least-understood applications in Adobe’s Creative Cloud. When you open it, a bewildering array of panels, tools, and thumbnails appear, and a common reaction to that first look is “What am I looking at?”

LIfewire / CHelsea Damraksa
At its core, Adobe Bridge is a media browser that lets you download images from your camera and navigate through the folders on your hard drive or any drives connected to your computer to find the images or media you are searching for. If you stop there, you are not even close to exploiting the full power of Adobe Bridge because it’s not just a media browser, it is a file management system.

To name just a few features, Adobe Bridge can:

Display fully customizable thumbnails and change their sort order.
Accommodate a number of preview options.
Use a star rating system for the content.
Add customizable metadata options including copyright info and keywords.
Create collections.
Provide quick access to the CC applications.

This “How To” won’t get into all of that. Instead, think of this as a quick-start guide. 

A Look at the Adobe Bridge CC 2017 Interface

When you first open Adobe Bridge, the full interface is revealed. Along the top are several buttons. From left to right they are:

Go Back/Go Forward: Clicking these moves you through the folders and devices connected to Bridge.
Reveal recent file: Click this, and you can move around the files and folders you recently visited.
Boomerang: This button returns you Photoshop.
Camera: Click this button and download the files from your camera or video capture device.
Refine: This pop-down lets you look at a series of photos, rename a bunch of selected content, or edit a selected file’s metadata.
Open in Camera Raw: Select this to launch the Camera Raw feature of Photoshop.
Rotate: Rotate an image clockwise or counterclockwise.

On the right side of the interface are the View options:

Essentials: Choose this to change to the default layout.
Filmstrip: Choose this to have the content appear as a scrollable filmstrip.
Metadata: Choose this to review each image’s metadata.
Keywords: Choose this to see the keywords associated with each piece of content in the current folder.

Above the panels is the Path Bar that lets you navigate through the folder structure of the current collection.

The panels are where the work is done. They are:

Favorites: Quick access to your most commonly viewed folders.
Folders: Use this panel to drill down to specific content in the folders on the drives.
Filters: This is a Search feature on steroids. You can find content based on rating, keyword, image orientation, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and a ton more.
Content: This panel shows you all the images found in a particular folder. Use the slider at the bottom to make the thumbnails larger or smaller.
Preview: Select an image to display it in this panel.
Publish: Use this if you want to sell your images in Adobe Stock.
Metadata: This shows you everything you need to know about an image.
Keywords: Create or search based on keywords.
How to Preview Images in Adobe Bridge CC 2017

There are a couple of ways to preview a selected image in Bridge. The first is to select View > Full Screen Preview. This shows the image without the distraction of all of the menus and panels. To return to Bridge, press the Esc key or the spacebar. If you select an image in the Content panel and press the spacebar, you launch the full-screen preview.

If you want to see your image at full size, click on it while you are in full-screen mode. To zoom out, can use the mouse scroll wheel. To return to the full-screen view, click the image.

Another method is to use the splitter bars in the Preview panel to increase the size of the panel. When you do this, the other panels shrink.

How to Use Review Mode in Adobe Bridge CC 2017

The Full-Screen view is ideal for individual images, but the Content view can be a bit overwhelming if there are a few dozen images in the folder. If you select View > Review Mode, the content in the folder appears in a rotating image carousel. To move around the carousel, either click the right and left arrows at the bottom of the interface or use the arrow keys on your keyboard. If you want to remove an image from the carousel, click the down arrow at the bottom of the interface or press the down arrow on your keyboard.

A neat feature of the Review and Preview modes is the loupe. Click on an image, and the loupe appears. The view in the loupe is a 100 percent view that lets you review the sharpness or focus of an image. This tool is draggable, so you can easily spot problem areas in an image. The pointed corner in the upper left of the loupe points to the area being examined. If you want to close the loupe, click the Close button in the bottom right corner of the loupe.

To return to the Adobe Bridge interface, press the Esc key.

How to Rate Content in Adobe Bridge CC 2017

Not every image or piece of content you create falls into the “Unicorns and Rainbows” class of awesome. Adobe Bridge has a rating system that lets you separate the “Great” from the “Simply Awful.” The system uses a one to five stars rating system that is easy to apply.

Select a couple of images in the Content area to have them appear in the Preview Panel. You can preview up to nine images at once.

To apply a rating to the content in the Preview window, open the Label menu and select the number of stars to apply to the selection(s).

If you want to view only images with a five-star rating, click the Filter button, which is a star located just above the Preview panel and select a rating category. When you do that, only the images with the chosen rating appear in the Content panel.

How to Edit Content in Adobe Bridge CC 2017

An obvious question is how do you get your content from Adobe Bridge to applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects, and Audition. There are a few ways of doing this.

The first is to drag the content from the Content panel on to your desktop and then open it in the applicable application.

Another method is to right-click the content in the Content panel and select an application from the resulting Context Menu.

If you double-click the file in the Content panel, the odds are pretty good it will open in the appropriate application. If this doesn’t work, you can fix it. To do this, open the Bridge Preferences and select the File Type Associations category to open an extensive list of file types and their applications. To change the default application, click the down arrow to open the list of choices. Select the application you want to become the default.

#Adobe #Bridge

How to Use Adobe Bridge CC 2017

Get acquainted with Adobe’s least familiar application

Adobe Bridge CC is one of the least-understood applications in Adobe’s Creative Cloud. When you open it, a bewildering array of panels, tools, and thumbnails appear, and a common reaction to that first look is “What am I looking at?”

LIfewire / CHelsea Damraksa
At its core, Adobe Bridge is a media browser that lets you download images from your camera and navigate through the folders on your hard drive or any drives connected to your computer to find the images or media you are searching for. If you stop there, you are not even close to exploiting the full power of Adobe Bridge because it’s not just a media browser, it is a file management system.

To name just a few features, Adobe Bridge can:

Display fully customizable thumbnails and change their sort order.
Accommodate a number of preview options.
Use a star rating system for the content.
Add customizable metadata options including copyright info and keywords.
Create collections.
Provide quick access to the CC applications.

This “How To” won’t get into all of that. Instead, think of this as a quick-start guide. 

A Look at the Adobe Bridge CC 2017 Interface

When you first open Adobe Bridge, the full interface is revealed. Along the top are several buttons. From left to right they are:

Go Back/Go Forward: Clicking these moves you through the folders and devices connected to Bridge.
Reveal recent file: Click this, and you can move around the files and folders you recently visited.
Boomerang: This button returns you Photoshop.
Camera: Click this button and download the files from your camera or video capture device.
Refine: This pop-down lets you look at a series of photos, rename a bunch of selected content, or edit a selected file’s metadata.
Open in Camera Raw: Select this to launch the Camera Raw feature of Photoshop.
Rotate: Rotate an image clockwise or counterclockwise.

On the right side of the interface are the View options:

Essentials: Choose this to change to the default layout.
Filmstrip: Choose this to have the content appear as a scrollable filmstrip.
Metadata: Choose this to review each image’s metadata.
Keywords: Choose this to see the keywords associated with each piece of content in the current folder.

Above the panels is the Path Bar that lets you navigate through the folder structure of the current collection.

The panels are where the work is done. They are:

Favorites: Quick access to your most commonly viewed folders.
Folders: Use this panel to drill down to specific content in the folders on the drives.
Filters: This is a Search feature on steroids. You can find content based on rating, keyword, image orientation, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and a ton more.
Content: This panel shows you all the images found in a particular folder. Use the slider at the bottom to make the thumbnails larger or smaller.
Preview: Select an image to display it in this panel.
Publish: Use this if you want to sell your images in Adobe Stock.
Metadata: This shows you everything you need to know about an image.
Keywords: Create or search based on keywords.
How to Preview Images in Adobe Bridge CC 2017

There are a couple of ways to preview a selected image in Bridge. The first is to select View > Full Screen Preview. This shows the image without the distraction of all of the menus and panels. To return to Bridge, press the Esc key or the spacebar. If you select an image in the Content panel and press the spacebar, you launch the full-screen preview.

If you want to see your image at full size, click on it while you are in full-screen mode. To zoom out, can use the mouse scroll wheel. To return to the full-screen view, click the image.

Another method is to use the splitter bars in the Preview panel to increase the size of the panel. When you do this, the other panels shrink.

How to Use Review Mode in Adobe Bridge CC 2017

The Full-Screen view is ideal for individual images, but the Content view can be a bit overwhelming if there are a few dozen images in the folder. If you select View > Review Mode, the content in the folder appears in a rotating image carousel. To move around the carousel, either click the right and left arrows at the bottom of the interface or use the arrow keys on your keyboard. If you want to remove an image from the carousel, click the down arrow at the bottom of the interface or press the down arrow on your keyboard.

A neat feature of the Review and Preview modes is the loupe. Click on an image, and the loupe appears. The view in the loupe is a 100 percent view that lets you review the sharpness or focus of an image. This tool is draggable, so you can easily spot problem areas in an image. The pointed corner in the upper left of the loupe points to the area being examined. If you want to close the loupe, click the Close button in the bottom right corner of the loupe.

To return to the Adobe Bridge interface, press the Esc key.

How to Rate Content in Adobe Bridge CC 2017

Not every image or piece of content you create falls into the “Unicorns and Rainbows” class of awesome. Adobe Bridge has a rating system that lets you separate the “Great” from the “Simply Awful.” The system uses a one to five stars rating system that is easy to apply.

Select a couple of images in the Content area to have them appear in the Preview Panel. You can preview up to nine images at once.

To apply a rating to the content in the Preview window, open the Label menu and select the number of stars to apply to the selection(s).

If you want to view only images with a five-star rating, click the Filter button, which is a star located just above the Preview panel and select a rating category. When you do that, only the images with the chosen rating appear in the Content panel.

How to Edit Content in Adobe Bridge CC 2017

An obvious question is how do you get your content from Adobe Bridge to applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects, and Audition. There are a few ways of doing this.

The first is to drag the content from the Content panel on to your desktop and then open it in the applicable application.

Another method is to right-click the content in the Content panel and select an application from the resulting Context Menu.

If you double-click the file in the Content panel, the odds are pretty good it will open in the appropriate application. If this doesn’t work, you can fix it. To do this, open the Bridge Preferences and select the File Type Associations category to open an extensive list of file types and their applications. To change the default application, click the down arrow to open the list of choices. Select the application you want to become the default.

#Adobe #Bridge


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