Not only can you change the name of a file in Adobe Bridge, you can add information to the file. This information is called metadata. How do you add metadata to your files in Bridge? In this video, Richard Harrington takes you to the Metadata workspace in Bridge and demonstrates how to add some to your files.
- Now besides changing the name of a file, you can actually add information to it. Now, information about information is typically called metadata, and what metadata does is it gives you information about the file. But this can often be modified. Let's go here to a new folder, and I'll switch to the metadata workspace. And you see that things quickly get organized here, and I can browse and see what's happening. If I take a look at individual file here, I can see things like ratings, labels, and keywords.
Well, maybe I want to add some important data here. Let's select all of these images from this shoot, and under 'metadata' here, I'm going to scroll down. And you see that we have information. So, I can add information about the creator, putting my name in. And when I hit return, that information is added to the files. I could put my contact information in here, as well as list my website.
And now that's stored with the files itself. You see here all sorts of information. For example, I can see that these are copyrighted photos. If I go down here, you see that there's also information about who's in the photos. So you can add information about the model, or a release, or an event release. You can add information if they've been licensed. And you see all sorts of data here. And I'm going to add information about the city and state.
These were all captured in Chicago, Illinois, United States. And now, all of that is stored. If we take a look at an individual file, you'll see that that metadata has been added. Everything where there is a pencil means that the metadata can be edited. Now, if you scroll up, you'll see that certain metadata is locked.
But, for example, let's say I try to modify the date created, and set this to be 2016. Now, if I scroll up, you see that the date created is still embedded in the file, but the modification date is stored. Now, this could be useful because you could put additional information in, but some of the data is going to appear as locked. If needed, you can also click here to open, and you could see additional information.
So for example, location in which the image was created. Well, let's select all of these here, and I'll come here and say 'location shown.' And I'll put the information in. And you'll see that all that information is added to the file. Now, the ability here to go in and put in important information such as release forms, client licensing details, copyright information and more, is important.
This means as you start to share the images, this metadata will travel with it. So for example, if I want to make sure that as my images move across the web to a client, my copyright statement goes with it, I can simply put my information in. As well as you'll see that additional metadata is available about the particular file, how it was created. Bridge makes it very easy for you to go in and quickly adjust one, or even several images. Taking the time to add useful metadata can be important.
And remember, if you're going to use the importer that comes with Bridge, you can actually attach metadata on time of import.
In this course, Rich Harrington shares a cookbook of Bridge CC tips and techniques, from culling photos to developing raw files to previewing audio and video. Learn how to review photo sessions with rankings, use stacks to organize media from related sources or shoots, manage the Bridge cache for improved performance, use collections to organize content on multiple hard drives, monetize your work by publishing photos to Adobe Stock, process images with Adobe Camera Raw, save Develop settings for future use, set up HDR and panoramic workflows, preview time-lapse photography and motion graphics, automate PDF and website creation with the add-on Output module, and much more.
- Accessing Bridge from other Adobe apps
- Switching workspaces
- Importing images
- Batch renaming files
- Rating and ranking
- Creating collections
- Processing raw files
- Previewing video, audio, and animation
- Creating PDF projects
- Accessing automation