I've recently updated from Photoshop 6 to CS2. Whew...that was a long time coming! Anyway, I am in love with Adobe Bridge! Fabulous organizing all elements with labels, keywords, ratings. yes, I am in heaven. I've never used ACDSee, but I know that I would love that too. Since, it came with CS2, I think I will stick with it for a while. It sure beats Windows Explorer!
How do you use Bridge? I organize everything into 5 different labels (categories) and then rate elements with stars for different layouts that I do.
After completing a lo, I clear all ratings and start over agian with a new lo.
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Thread: Adobe Bridge: Who loves it?
10-17-2007, 05:33 PM #1
Adobe Bridge: Who loves it?~Susan
10-18-2007, 12:07 AM #2
Hi Susan ...
I really like Bridge too ... but I don't really use the categories very much ..
I am a Mac user so I tend to use iPhoto for storing most of my things ....
10-18-2007, 04:26 AM #3
I used it a lot. I actually have CS3 set to open Bridge up at the same time. I don't use the labels and ratings that often.
I work on RAW through it often. I also use it to look at my camera setings and such. I like like the way you can save the picture large or small, although now I think you can do that through VISTA also. I've never used any of the other organizational programs, so have nothing to compare it to.
10-19-2007, 07:07 AM #4
Wouldn't be without it--it was a slow transitioning to me because I was so used to Windows Explorer filing. But because Bridge works with all the Adobe programs, esp Lightroom, I'm nuts about it, and follow NAPP guidlines for experimenting with it.
10-19-2007, 09:13 AM #5
10-19-2007, 10:37 AM #6
I really tried hard to love Bridge. I have CS2 and not being able to tag my PNG files drove me absolutely batty! Probably 50% of my scrapping stuff (if not a little more) is in PNG format. I have switched my cataloging and management to ACDSee 10 (which I do LOVE). If Adobe ever chooses to address this problem, I'd be first in line to give it another try. The only time I use bridge now is when I'm openning or saving files in CS2. -c-
10-19-2007, 12:29 PM #7
Bridge probably writes tags/keywords right to the file. Most formats support this - png does not. That just means ACDSee (just like elements) is probably keeping those tags in a database, not in the file. Since png is a set format, it's not likely to change.
PSE 9.0, 10.0, 11.0 and CS5, CS6 on Vista and Windows 7; IMatch for Organizing Photos
Nikon D50 (dSLR), Nikon 560 (point and shoot)
10-19-2007, 02:48 PM #8
That's why I was hoping Adobe code address it programmatically, like ACDSee, Picasa, even PSE's Organizer. :-( -c-
10-20-2007, 04:43 AM #9
Yes, not being able to attach a keyword to .png files has been a bummer. To get around the problem, I've done a decent job of labeling each file. So, when "finding" an item I simply look up the element needed by filename. (ribbons, overlay, frames, wordart...etc)~Susan
10-20-2007, 07:45 AM #10