What Is Adobe Bridge?

Adobe Bridge is associated with Adobe’s Photoshop, they work as companions and Adobe Bridge is usually referred to as the media manager.

What Is Adobe Bridge?

It has a very powerful tool of collecting and organizing the ever-growing system of images. 

It is not just linked with photoshop but also any app within the Adobe creative cloud.

Therefore, this is a multi-functioning system organizing all of the files within the creative cloud such as illustrator files and InDesign files. 

Bridge has many different features that put it above the rest in terms of organization systems. It has many other functions beyond this as well.

If you continue reading, all of the important features included in this software will be outlined and how they are there to help the consumer with their content. 

Best Features

For every type of software, they are competing against others on the market. Therefore, their features need to excel and offer the consumer something they really need!

This list will outline most of what Adobe Bridge can offer you. 

  • Image previews: by using Bridge you are able to preview your images and can allow you to see your images as a larger size. You can also skip to full-screen preview at any time to see what your images are looking like. 
  • File browser: Bridge can also be used as a file browser. A system very similar to your regular computing system where you can download photos from external sources. However, Bridge has the advantage of being able to move files and images and copy them. 
  • Collection creating: creating collections meaning Bridge can mix photos to create collections into similar and related images to keep them all organized and into folders. 
  • Photoshop: Adobe Bridge also gives you fast access to photoshop where you can also open images into photoshop easily. 

Interface

Adobe Bridge is almost made up of panels. These different panels allow you to navigate through the software more easily looking through the directories to find the image you want.

What is also a benefit of using panels on the software is that it saves time and space and you can jump back and forth between them. 

Rating Made Easy 

When you have a large scale of images you are going through you may also find it easier to separate them into the good and the bad.

\With Adobe Bridge there is an option for this to make it clear what photos you need and which ones are not of use for what you’re creating. 

It uses a 5 star rating system where you can select multiple images and make sure you remember this.

You would use the label area to select a specific rating for these photos. You can also choose to reject particular images that you do not need.  

Filter Panel

Earlier we went through how you can rate the different images you select and you can also filter those images depending on what you rate. However, this panel can do so much more. 

You can also filter by key words and whether the image was taken portrait or landscape. You can also filter them by date and so much more. 

Collections Panel

The collection panel is actually within the filter panel where you are able to put particular photos in the same groups.

Grouping photos together can be extremely helpful as images could be all over your computer and you will need to organize them.

This makes that job a whole lot easier. There is also the option for smart collections which is a more enhanced version.

This is where images are sent directly to a folder/collection if it is related content or has similar criterias. 

Therefore, this area is really for your peace of mind that all of your images are safe, in folders, exactly where you know they are.

You will be able to keep everything in categories and will be able to access them easier instead of having to search over different drives or your computer files. 

What Is The Metadata Panel?

This panel is placed with the keywords panel. These two panels you will find are the most valuable to you because they explain everything about that image that you’ll need to know.

The types of things you’ll find in this panel includes: 

  • Images color mode 
  • Shot date
  • Was the flash fired?
  • File size 
  • Camera settings 

You can also find more information about this image e.g. copyright information. Therefore, this is all information you will need to have and all in the same place which will become very helpful for you. 

Conclusion

Overall, this type of software could be something that you are needing in your life.

It has an extensive amount of features that can help you organize all of your images into different folders and you can even rate them. 

Rating them will be more important than you think if you’re someone who needs to monitor what images you need at certain times, that you can use at a later date or if they could be better.

It is also great for outlining the best images on your list, the best ones out of many which means you can remember which ones you needed. 

If you are looking for software for your images – especially if you’re in that line of work this will help you become more efficient and can also explore the extents of the software. 

Katie Nash