This video provides an overview of the Adobe Bridge interface.
- [Instructor] The Bridge interface is made up of different panels, and you can choose which of those panels are visible under window menu. You can also choose a predefined workspace, essentials, filmstrip, et cetera. Those workspaces are visible under the workspace menu, on the window menu, or you'll also find them at the top of the Bridge interface. Right here we have a dropdown with those same workspaces or you can grab the R to the left of the essentials and then just drag that to the left so that you can see those workspaces listed at the top.
And to switch to them you can just click on the name. If you want, once you've changed the organization of your panels and which panels happen to be open, you can come and save that as a new workspace. Just give that a name and it will be available on that list. But personally I find that I can do everything I need to do switching between essentials, filmstrip, and output. Very occasionally I'll visit these other workspaces, but most of the time it's switching between these three.
Over on the left here we have a favorites panel, and we can make shortcuts to folders that we're using frequently. If I come to the folders panel we see that I'm working in the folder that is called stuff, and maybe I want to put this on my favorites panel so I have easy access to it. I can just right click and choose add to favorites. Now if I go to my favorites panel, there we see it.
Alternatively, if you can see the folders in the content window as I do now by clicking onto the exercise files folder, these are subfolders of that folder, I can just drag them over onto the favorites panel. At the top here I have a path bar, which gives me a breadcrumb trail to my current location. I can show and hide that path bar under the window menu. If I want to float Bridge above other open applications I can click on the green plus.
If I only want to see the content window, press the tab key. Pressing the tab key will restore all of my panels and pressing the green button will take Bridge back to full screen view. If I want to collapse a particular panel, for example, I might want more room for my metadata panel. Let me click on add image here and we can see some of the metadata. But if I wanted to see more I could double click on publish which will collapse that panel, still keeping it open but now giving me more space for the metadata panel.
At top left I have access to my recently viewed files and folders. And I can also use a back button and a forward button to navigate through those folders. So that's a very quick overview of the interface. Next, let's look at viewing images.
- Viewing metadata
- Stacking images
- Rating images
- Filtering and finding images
- Creating collections and Smart Collections
- Creating panoramas and HDR images
- Creating slideshows and contact sheets
- Batch renaming files
- Editing Camera Raw images via Bridge
- Using Develop presets