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What to do when Bridge isn't seeing the raw adjustments

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Video: What to do when Bridge isn't seeing the raw adjustments

So far, we've spent some time talking about how to work with Lightroom and Photoshop. Well, what about Lightroom and Bridge? Here we're going to spend a few minutes talking about that topic. Here is a portrait that I took of one of my best friends and his daughter Gracie, and what I want to do is first discover where this file is located. One easy way to do that is to right- click or Ctrl+Click on the image and then to choose Show in Finder or Show in Explorer. This will then open up a window, which will show you where this actual file is residing. And here you can see we have this file. It's a DNG file.

What to do when Bridge isn't seeing the raw adjustments

So far, we've spent some time talking about how to work with Lightroom and Photoshop. Well, what about Lightroom and Bridge? Here we're going to spend a few minutes talking about that topic. Here is a portrait that I took of one of my best friends and his daughter Gracie, and what I want to do is first discover where this file is located. One easy way to do that is to right- click or Ctrl+Click on the image and then to choose Show in Finder or Show in Explorer. This will then open up a window, which will show you where this actual file is residing. And here you can see we have this file. It's a DNG file.

Now, what we're going to talk about here--we'll work with any different type of file format, but in this case, we're working with a RAW format, which is this DNG. Now what I want to do is I want to view this DNG file in Adobe Bridge. Now I could, of course, figure out where this particular folder is located. I could then point Adobe Bridge to this folder, which is flamingo_beach, and then view the file that way. Or if I want to do this even more quickly, what you can do is you can go back to Lightroom, click on the image, and then drag that image to one of the icons for Adobe Bridge.

Here, it will then point to that particular folder, and here you can see the image that we have in Adobe Bridge. So in this case, I have two programs looking at this file: Adobe Bridge and also Lightroom. Let's go back to Lightroom for a moment. Well, in Lightroom, I've decided I want to crop this image, and I want to convert it to black and white. So first, I'll press the R key to access the Crop tool. This will take me to the Crop tool inside of the Develop module. And I am going to go ahead and just create a little bit of a tighter crop here, and then just reposition this a little bit and then double-click to apply.

Actually, let me crop that even more, just so that we can really see the difference here. So I will press the R key once again. This time, I am going to go to a 1:1 crop, a square crop here. This will give us a little bit stronger visual, so we can see the difference between what we're seeing in Lightroom and also what we're going to see in Bridge. All right! We'll double-click to apply that crop. Next, I want to convert this to black and white. The easiest way to do that is to press the V key. Now, here I'll go ahead and add a little fill Light, add a little bit of contrast and just modify this image--again, just so we have something completely different. All right! Well, now we have this difference.

We've modified this using these RAW controls here inside of Lightroom. Well, what's going to happen when we go back to Adobe Bridge? Well, if I navigate back to Adobe Bridge, what I'll see is still the original RAW file. I'm not seeing any of those RAW adjustments. Well, how can I make changes to an image so that Bridge can pick up on them, so that Bridge isn't missing out on what's happening inside of Lightroom? Well, this would be especially important if you find that you're integrating Bridge into your overall workflow, or in those cases where you're just briefly, quickly browsing a folder, and you want to see what's happening with certain images.

Well, what you can do in those situations is you can go back to Lightroom and you can think of this as saving. And in Lightroom you never really save a file, but what you're doing is saving the metadata or saving all that's been done to the file to the file itself, rather than to the catalog. In order to do that, there is a great shortcut, and you'll probably want to write this one down. Here it is: On a Mac, it's Command+S. On Windows, that's Ctrl+S. Now, what just happened is that it wrote that XMP metadata to the file itself, so that now--if we go back to the Adobe Bridge--what we'll see is that this file will be updated with that new metadata, and we can see that we have something completely different.

In other words, we have the file as it's been processed by Lightroom; it's just that Bridge now knows that that's been processed, because it's written all of that information to the file. So you may be thinking, "Well, why not write the information to all the files all the time?" Well, the reason why you don't want to do that is it really slows down Lightroom's performance. One of the reasons why Lightroom is so lightning fast is because it's writing all that information to a centralized catalog, which we will talk a little bit more about in one of the subsequent chapters.

But as it's writing that to the centralized location, it really speeds up the overall workflow. On the other hand, if you have it set to save this to every file all the time, it's really going to bog things down. The whole point of using Lightroom is speed, right? Its efficiency, its workflow, and it's that it remembers all of that stuff, and that it's saved in the centralized spot, rather than to the individual files. Yet, that being said, there are those situations where you want to do that, and now you know the trick. Inside of Lightroom, all that you need to do is to press Command+S on a Mac or Ctrl+S on Windows.

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Lightroom 3 Advanced Techniques

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  1. 5m 57s
    1. Welcome
      2m 11s
    2. Strategies for success
      1m 49s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 57s
  2. 39m 0s
    1. Understanding how Lightroom, Bridge, and Photoshop work together
      6m 25s
    2. Working with Lightroom, Bridge, and Photoshop
      6m 35s
    3. Maximizing compatibility with Photoshop
      4m 7s
    4. Resolving Camera Raw mismatches
      7m 47s
    5. Customizing external editor naming
      3m 54s
    6. Stacking multiple photos
      5m 25s
    7. What to do when Bridge isn't seeing the raw adjustments
      4m 47s
  3. 18m 30s
    1. Setting up an additional external editor
      6m 38s
    2. Should I work with TIFF or PSD files?
      1m 3s
    3. Setting up an export preset
      4m 4s
    4. Integrating Photoshop actions into Lightroom
      6m 45s
  4. 11m 46s
    1. What are catalogs and why do they matter?
      3m 38s
    2. Where are my images?
      4m 2s
    3. The nuts and bolts of catalogs
      1m 52s
    4. Understanding catalogs, collections, and folders
      2m 14s
  5. 15m 22s
    1. Working with folders
      3m 22s
    2. Working with collections
      3m 55s
    3. The collections workflow
      8m 5s
  6. 16m 5s
    1. Exporting and importing catalogs
      7m 52s
    2. Diagramming multiple catalogs and computers
      2m 10s
    3. When to use multiple catalogs on one computer
      3m 40s
    4. Cleaning up the catalog mess
      2m 23s
  7. 10m 55s
    1. Catalog backup defaults
      4m 7s
    2. Performing a better catalog backup
      3m 45s
    3. Restoring from a backup catalog
      1m 27s
    4. Optimizing catalogs
      1m 36s
  8. 12m 24s
    1. Hard drive options
      9m 50s
    2. Further resources
      2m 34s
  9. 9m 46s
    1. Setting up tethered capture
      3m 12s
    2. Custom tethered capture white balance
      6m 34s
  10. 43m 38s
    1. Enhancing eyes
      8m 59s
    2. Whitening teeth
      2m 51s
    3. Smoothing skin
      6m 45s
    4. Reducing small blemishes
      6m 56s
    5. Darkening or dodging with the Adjustment brush
      2m 29s
    6. Adding dimensions and contrast
      4m 53s
    7. Retouching workflow with Photoshop and Lightroom, pt. 1: Reducing blemishes
      7m 10s
    8. Retouching workflow with Photoshop and Lightroom, pt. 2: Smoothing skin
      3m 35s
  11. 21m 42s
    1. Understanding color space and preventing color profile mismatch
      3m 29s
    2. Monitor calibration with ColorMunki
      1m 5s
    3. Working with ColorChecker Passport
      59s
    4. Creating and exporting a ColorChecker Passport profile
      5m 44s
    5. Choosing and applying a profile
      6m 42s
    6. Saving a profile as a preset
      3m 43s
  12. 19m 0s
    1. Are your prints too dark?
      5m 47s
    2. Monitor brightness presets
      3m 4s
    3. Custom grid layouts
      3m 38s
    4. Importing and exporting custom presets
      2m 31s
    5. Exporting from Lightroom to Pictage
      4m 0s
  13. 20m 19s
    1. Designing a custom watermark in Photoshop
      7m 0s
    2. Implementing a custom watermark
      3m 54s
    3. Using a custom watermark for effect in a slideshow
      5m 54s
    4. Using a custom watermark for effect in a web gallery
      3m 31s
  14. 15m 28s
    1. Exporting images for a Blurb photo book
      6m 45s
    2. Downloading and installing Blurb BookSmart
      44s
    3. Building and designing a Blurb book
      7m 59s
  15. 17m 26s
    1. Publishing to the iPhone or iPad
      8m 45s
    2. Publishing to Facebook
      2m 24s
    3. Publishing to Flickr
      3m 19s
    4. Publishing to SmugMug
      2m 58s
  16. 17m 31s
    1. Web galleries and web hosting
      2m 52s
    2. Creating and uploading a gallery
      6m 29s
    3. Popular web gallery plug-ins
      3m 10s
    4. Installing and uploading a web gallery plug-in
      5m 0s
  17. 25m 44s
    1. Exporting to burn on DVD or Blu-ray
      5m 33s
    2. Exporting to a blog
      9m 16s
    3. Exporting for the web
      3m 26s
    4. Exporting and posting a slideshow or video
      4m 34s
    5. Creating a Lightroom screensaver
      2m 55s
  18. 10m 10s
    1. Creating a client web gallery template
      4m 1s
    2. Sending high-resolution images via FTP
      6m 9s
  19. 10m 23s
    1. Emailing images from Lightroom
      5m 31s
    2. Emailing images from Lightroom with Gmail
      4m 52s
  20. 11m 59s
    1. Installing plug-ins
      6m 17s
    2. Accessing plug-ins
      3m 10s
    3. Creative plug-in resources
      2m 32s
  21. 45m 6s
    1. General navigation shortcuts
      6m 21s
    2. Importing shortcuts
      5m 49s
    3. Library module shortcuts
      8m 15s
    4. Develop module shortcuts, pt. 1
      4m 42s
    5. Develop module shortcuts, pt. 2
      4m 29s
    6. Develop module shortcuts, pt. 3
      5m 24s
    7. Develop module shortcuts, pt. 4
      3m 39s
    8. Develop module shortcuts, pt. 5
      5m 11s
    9. Shortcut resources
      1m 16s
  22. 6m 13s
    1. General tips
      2m 28s
    2. Increasing the cache size for greater speed
      3m 45s
  23. 55s
    1. Goodbye
      55s

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