Join Anne-Marie Concepción for an in-depth discussion in this video 2. Navigating with custom favorites, part of Bridge: 10 Things Designers Need to Know.
I think one of the big stumbling blocks that designers have with Adobe Bridge…is at the part of the window that lets you navigate the folders on your…computer is just a tiny portion of the overall window. Just this little tiny…Folders pane here with the 150,000 files that are available to you on your…local hard drive and your attached FireWire drives and USB drive and then the servers. …You're supposed to find every single file in this little tiny 3 inch x 4 inch pane.…Compare that to like the Finder where the entire reason for being of a Finder…window is to locate files. You have lot of room to breathe and different ways…to get the files in the panel on the left and the panel on the right and so on,…and for Windows Explorer, here we're running in Vista where I can just select a file …and we have lots of room and if we had one of these folders with lots of files, …they'd appear right next to each other, we have the entire window…but compare that to Bridge, they are just tiny little panes. Even if you switch to…
- Using Bridge to efficiently organize a client's project files
- Navigating with the Path bar
- Dragging and dropping from Bridge
- Creating PDF and InDesign contact sheets
- Adding metadata and keywords to files outside of Bridge
- Using collections to break free of folder tyranny