I will tackle photography programs aside from Photoshop that will come in handy. You will use this to edit and flourish your photos properly.
Adobe Bridge is similar to Finder on the Mac, although Bridge is browser software. The Bridge is also compatible and adapts well with Adobe programs such as Camera Raw, Photoshop, and Lightroom. This app is handy in organizing photos and putting them into separate folders.
To sum up, Bridge is like your Launchpad as you have several basic scrolling options. First on the list is the Essentials. This option displays all of your files as well as small thumbnail images in an orderly fashion.
Given its convenience, mainly due to its user-friendly interface, Essentials is the best viewing format for organizing your files. Moreover, the viewing format is a plus since it gives you access to easily view all the images in order, preview them, separate the bracketed exposures from flash shots, select several photos, among many other functions.
In using Essentials, a few additional tricks and techniques could be used to make your experience with this feature more convenient. To make your thumbnail images smaller or larger, you can press command + or -.
Always remember that Bridge and Camera Raw are compatible, so if you select a file or group of files and press command R, the files will also be accessed in Camera Raw’s application itself. If you notice that your photos are disarranged, you can go to Sort by Filename then you’ll be able to view them in your chosen order.
The other useful viewing format in Bridge is Filmstrip. This format helps you ensure that photographs are edited consistently.
It allows you to scroll through all of them in sequence to compare and contrast color, lighting, white balance, etc., which is useful in detecting minor mistakes or changes within the photo set. The Filmstrip is located at the bottom, wherein you will see a sequence of thumbnail versions of your files, but at the same time, the upper frame contains an image preview of the file you have selected.