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.
In the next few tutorials, I will discuss programs outside a Photoshop that you will use to organize and edit your photos. The first program is Adobe Bridge
, Bridge, like Finder on the Mac is a browser software, unlike Finder though, it's compatible with and communicates well with other Adobe programs like Camera Raw, Photoshop, and Lightroom. Which is why you will use it to organize your orders.
Basically, Bridge is like your Launchpad you have several basic scrolling options on Bridge. The first is Essentials, Essentials displays all of your files and small thumbnail images in a row. For this reason, Essentials is the best viewing format for organizing your files in separate folders and the viewing format that you will use most often. You can easily view all the images in the order, scroll through them, separate, the bracketed exposures from flash shots, select specific groups of images, etc.
A few additional tricks and tools within Essentials, you can press command + or - to make your thumbnail images smaller or larger. Bridge and Camera Raw are compatible, so if you select a file or group of files, and press command R, the files will open in Camera Raw directly. If your photos are out of order for some reason, go to Sort by Filename then you’ll be able to view them in order. The other useful viewing format in Bridge is Filmstrip, where at the bottom you have a sequence of thumbnail versions of your files, but at the upper frame, you have an image preview of whatever file you have selected. Filmstrip is a special useful at the end of editing process when you want to make sure photographs are edited consistently. Because you can scroll through all of them in sequence to compare and contrast, color, lighting white balance, etc.
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