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30 Days of CS5: Mini Bridge

Honestly, I’m not ordinarily a big fan of Bridge. It’s much slower and less efficient for editing images and adding metadata than Camera Bits Photo Mechanic and lacks the asset management capabilities of an image cataloging system like Adobe Lightroom or Microsoft Expression Media. With that in mind, I’m finding a lot to like with […]

Bridge CS4: Auto-Stack Panos & HDR

What is it? This is probably my favorite little “mint-on-the-pillow” feature in Bridge CS4. Bridge can look at a selection of images, analyze both their pixels & their EXIF metadata, and automatically stack together components of panoramas & HDR merges. Once it has built these stacks, you can choose “Process Collections in Photoshop” to have […]

Bridge CS4: Review Mode

What is it? The review mode is a quick method of previewing a group of images to facilitate the editing process. Accessed under the Refine menu in the Application Bar, or with the keyboard shortcut CMD/CTRL-B, the Review Mode selected images in a Cover Flow inspired slideshow. Arrow keys rotate the stack to the right […]

Bridge CS4: Renaming Presets

What is it? Many of my clients work with a file naming preset to track client or assignment information and the date created. With these systems, the filename becomes a first-line asset management system providing a significant amount of information at a quick glance. The trouble is, it becomes difficult to ensure all contributors to […]

Bridge CS4: Interface Changes

What is it? The last three or four versions of Photoshop and Bridge have each undergone significant user interface changes. These adjustments are more than mere cosmetic decoration. Instead, the changes are designed to put the commonly-used features at your fingertips, eliminating the need to search through menus or remember keyboard shortcuts. Continuing this trend […]

Bridge CS4: Faster Performance

What is it? When a new software update is released, it is often the smaller, unheralded changes that ultimately make the greatest impact on your workflow. And let’s face it, few things are less sexy than generating thumbnails. This is exactly why I have such great respect for the Adobe engineers. With every new version, […]

30 Days of Photoshop CS4

Beginning today and continuing until November 28th, I’ll be highlighting a new feature a day in Photoshop and Bridge CS 4 to help make your upgrade process a smooth one. I’ve organized the posts in the order you will encounter them when downloading, editing process and posting a typical shoot. We’ll begin with several new […]