Join Ted LoCascio for an in-depth discussion in this video Rotating images in Bridge, part of Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac Essential Training.
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With this movie, I would like to show you how to rotate images from within the Bridge Content panel. I'm currently in Bridge and I'm viewing our exercise files. What I would like to do is double-click on the catalog images folder in order to see all of those thumbnails inside of the Content panel here in Bridge. Now, if your screen doesn't match mine, you may want to go to the Window menu, choose Workspace and then choose Default. That takes us to the Default workspace. Everything should match up. Now what I would like to do is increase the size of the thumbnails, drag this thumbnail size slider to the right.
We have got a three column arrangement here with our thumbnails. Next thing I want to do is actually scroll down to locate an image that I would like to rotate here from within this collection of images. A little bit further down, and here we are. We have the Enzo_headphones_3 image. I'm going to go ahead and click on that in order to select it from within the Content panel. We know that it's selected when we see this blue outline. All right, so with it selected now, we can rotate the image by clicking one of the Rotate buttons that are over here in the upper right of the Bridge window.
We have the Rotate 90? Counterclockwise button or Rotate 90 ? Clockwise. Let's go ahead and click the Clockwise button in order to rotate that image. Notice, it changed over here in our preview and the thumbnail is now rotated in that direction as well. Now something to keep in mind is that, yes, we rotated the thumbnail, but we actually rotated the orientation of the image as well. So that means if I'm to open this image up in the Elements' Editing workspace, it will appear rotated just like this. So I'm going to go ahead and double-click this in order to open the image up inside of Elements. Here you can see it is in this orientation, this vertical orientation.
So it actually rotates the image. All right, let's go back to Bridge by clicking the Bridge button up here in the upper left. We're back in Bridge now. I also want to point out that you can rotate multiple images if you should select them here in the Content panel. So let's go ahead and select these two images as well, by select and clicking and then holding down Shift to select the image next to it. That's adding to the selection. With both the images selected now I can click the same button, Rotate 90? Clockwise. It rotates both images at the exact same time.
So it's kind of nice to know that you can do this to multiple images at once, especially if you're going to rotate them all in the same direction. You can also, if I scroll down a little further to the Enzo_sleeping_02 image, select that. If you would like to rotate it 180?, rather than clicking on either of these buttons twice you can also go into the Edit menu and choose Rotate 180?. So there is another option. All right, so that is how you can select images from within the Content panel in Bridge, rotate them 90? at either direction, clockwise or counterclockwise, or rotate them 180?. I also want you to remember that you can do this to multiple selected images at once and rotate them all in the same direction and when you do, the images are actually rotated.
That means that when you open them up in the Elements' Editing workspace, they will appear rotated. You are not just doing it to the thumbnails.
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