Easy-to-follow video tutorials help you learn software, creative, and business skills.Become a member

Exporting to Facebook and more

From: 11 Tricks for Faster Photo Processing with Bridge and Photoshop

Video: Exporting to Facebook and more

A new feature that came about in CS5 that I find really exciting, may not be something you use for your work everyday. But for personal it's really awesome, and that is this new Export pane or panel down here in Bridge. If you notice that when you select that, you've got Facebook, Flickr, Photoshop.com and save to hard drive. I, I don't really use these three that much. Save to hard drive sounds good, but you're thinking, well, why would I use that? I can already save to hard drive. Well, if you double-click on Save to Hard Drive, you can see that you can set some preferences here.

Exporting to Facebook and more

A new feature that came about in CS5 that I find really exciting, may not be something you use for your work everyday. But for personal it's really awesome, and that is this new Export pane or panel down here in Bridge. If you notice that when you select that, you've got Facebook, Flickr, Photoshop.com and save to hard drive. I, I don't really use these three that much. Save to hard drive sounds good, but you're thinking, well, why would I use that? I can already save to hard drive. Well, if you double-click on Save to Hard Drive, you can see that you can set some preferences here.

Export to original location and Export to a specific folder. And rename that at this point. Okay. That's, that's alright. but notice that here you can do some re-sizing of your images. So, why would I need this? Well, let's say that I shot in Camera Raw, and I've got a bunch of 18 megapixel photos that I want to quickly put on my hard drive and add to something that requires JPEGs, add a more manageable web or video size. Maybe I want them in a video. Okay. And I don't want to have to move these huge files around.

That would be a use for this. The one I use is this Facebook right here. I love Facebook. Find me on Facebook, guys, you can be my friend. Now, on Facebook. When I double-click this, it opens the preset menu here, and I can choose a destination. Well, I need to sign in to Facebook here, so. 'kay. Once I log in to Facebook, I can give the Bridge Export panel permission to access my data at any time. I'm going to go ahead and allow that, because I trust that. Okay. Now, when I log in, you'll notice that it finds my account, and it goes and it finds all of the existing albums that I've got up on my website.

So maybe the photos I'm getting ready to upload will be in addition to something that I just do all the time, you know. Me out with the kids, or whatever. In this case, I'm going to create a new photo album, and I'll name this Lacrose. And we'll just say, Kansas City somewhere, doesn't matter. Kansas City. Description, Turo and Oscar playing lacrosse. And I can change my privacy settings here. I'm going to leave it open for everyone and hit OK.

Now when I do this, it's going to add that photo album. Before I do that, I want to name this preset. So I have more than one preset. I'll just call this lacrosse so it's the same name as the photo album. And then I can go up here under Image Options, and I'm going to say Manual Re-size, Constrain to Fit that's fine, and I want to put these little a higher quality. Let's go and put these on 12 maximum. And include the original metadata, and I can choose only Copyright camera settings, Contact information only.

Whatever I want to do there, and additional keywords if you're doing any type of keyword searches. I want to hit save, and it added that album right over there on the left. Now, these, just to keep this short, I'm just choosing two pictures here. But just to give you an idea of the magnitude of this, let's say that I shot 500 photographs in Camera Raw. Well, without this, I'm going to have to process those in a way and then upload those to Facebook. So there's a few steps in there. But with this, I could take an entire folder of camera Raw files, and just drag them right on top of that preset right there.

And it knows it can't do camera Raw up on Facebook, so Bridge is going to work with Photoshop to repurpose these. And when I click like that Now, it's publishing one or two pictures. You're going to watch the progress right here. And when it's done, you'll know that those are up on Facebook. So, if you are a Facebook person. Alright. Then this is a great way to get that stuff from your camera up your Facebook quickly and still use the, the same concepts we've learned elsewhere in this video. So, you download 1000 photographs, you filter down to the 100 you like, or 200 you like, you search by keywords, you upload it to Facebook.

What I think is really exciting about this right here, is that I think the potential's there for other companies, besides Flickr and Facebook, to offer these plug-ins. So I'm really excited to see what's going to happen in the future, as far as third party development of this export panel. So, if you're using a service besides those that are listed here, SmugMug for example, or any of the others. Contact them and say, hey, are you guys writing plugins for Bridge, for the Export panel so that I could very quickly go from what I'm doing anyway for my InDesign document, or for working in video, and very quickly go to my space on the website.

So the Export panel, brand new to CS5, and I'm anxious to see where it goes in future versions.

Show transcript

This video is part of

Start learning today

Get unlimited access to all courses for just $25/month.

Become a member
Sometimes @lynda teaches me how to use a program and sometimes Lynda.com changes my life forever. @JosefShutter
@lynda lynda.com is an absolute life saver when it comes to learning todays software. Definitely recommend it! #higherlearning @Michael_Caraway
@lynda The best thing online! Your database of courses is great! To the mark and very helpful. Thanks! @ru22more
Got to create something yesterday I never thought I could do. #thanks @lynda @Ngventurella
I really do love @lynda as a learning platform. Never stop learning and developing, it’s probably our greatest gift as a species! @soundslikedavid
@lynda just subscribed to lynda.com all I can say its brilliant join now trust me @ButchSamurai
@lynda is an awesome resource. The membership is priceless if you take advantage of it. @diabetic_techie
One of the best decision I made this year. Buy a 1yr subscription to @lynda @cybercaptive
guys lynda.com (@lynda) is the best. So far I’ve learned Java, principles of OO programming, and now learning about MS project @lucasmitchell
Signed back up to @lynda dot com. I’ve missed it!! Proper geeking out right now! #timetolearn #geek @JayGodbold
Share a link to this course

What are exercise files?

Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course. Save time by downloading the author's files instead of setting up your own files, and learn by following along with the instructor.

Can I take this course without the exercise files?

Yes! If you decide you would like the exercise files later, you can upgrade to a premium account any time.

Become a member Download sample files See plans and pricing

Please wait... please wait ...
Upgrade to get access to exercise files.

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Learn by watching, listening, and doing, Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along Premium memberships include access to all exercise files in the library.


Exercise files

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

For additional information on downloading and using exercise files, watch our instructional video or read the instructions in the FAQ.

This course includes free exercise files, so you can practice while you watch the course. To access all the exercise files in our library, become a Premium Member.

Join now "Already a member? Log in

Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?

This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.


Mark all as unwatched Cancel

Congratulations

You have completed 11 Tricks for Faster Photo Processing with Bridge and Photoshop.

Return to your organization's learning portal to continue training, or close this page.


OK
Become a member to add this course to a playlist

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses—and create as many playlists as you like.

Get started

Already a member?

Become a member to like this course.

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses.

Get started

Already a member?

Exercise files

Learn by watching, listening, and doing! Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along. Exercise files are available with all Premium memberships. Learn more

Get started

Already a Premium member?

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Ask a question

Thanks for contacting us.
You’ll hear from our Customer Service team within 24 hours.

Please enter the text shown below:

The classic layout automatically defaults to the latest Flash Player.

To choose a different player, hold the cursor over your name at the top right of any lynda.com page and choose Site preferencesfrom the dropdown menu.

Continue to classic layout Stay on new layout
Exercise files

Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.

Mark videos as unwatched

Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.

Control your viewing experience

Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.

Interactive transcripts

Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.

Are you sure you want to delete this note?

No

Your file was successfully uploaded.

Thanks for signing up.

We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.


Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from lynda.com.

Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

   
submit Lightbox submit clicked
Terms and conditions of use

We've updated our terms and conditions (now called terms of service).Go
Review and accept our updated terms of service.