You can preview images in Adobe Bridge in the Preview panel, in Full Screen Preview, and in Review mode. The Preview panel displays up to nine thumbnail images for quick comparisons. Full Screen Preview displays images full screen. Review mode displays images in a full-screen view that lets you navigate the images; refine your selection; label, rate, and rotate images; and open images in Camera Raw.
View images as a slideshow
The Slideshow command lets you view thumbnails as a slideshow that takes over the entire screen. This is an easy way to work with large versions of all the graphics files in a folder. You can pan and zoom images during a slideshow, and set options that control slideshow display, including transitions and captions.
- To view a slideshow, open a folder of images, or select the images you want to view in the slideshow, and choose View > Slideshow.
- To display commands for working with slideshows, press H while in Slideshow view.
- To specify slideshow options, press L while in Slideshow view or choose View > Slideshow Options.
Choose to black out additional monitors, repeat the slideshow, or zoom back and forth.
Specify slide duration, captions, and slide scaling.
Specify transition styles and speed.
Preview images using the Preview panel
Preview images using the Full Screen Preview
- Select one or more images and choose View > Full Screen Preview, or press the spacebar.
- Press the plus sign (+) or minus sign (-) key to zoom in or out of the image, or click the image to zoom to that point. You can also use a mouse scroll wheel to increase and decrease magnification.
- To pan the image, zoom in and then drag.
- Press the Right Arrow and Left Arrow keys to go to the next and previous image in the folder.
Note: If you select multiple images before entering Full Screen Preview, pressing the Right Arrow and Left Arrow keys cycles through the selected images.
- Press the spacebar or Esc to exit Full Screen Preview.
Evaluate and select images using Review mode
Review mode is a dedicated full-screen view for browsing a selection of photos, refining the selection, and performing basic editing. Review mode displays the images in a rotating “carousel” that you can navigate interactively.
Click the Left or Right Arrow buttons in the lower-left corner of the screen, or press the Left Arrow or Right Arrow key on your keyboard, to go to the previous or next image.
Drag the foreground image right or left to bring the previous or next image forward.
Click any image in the background to bring it to the front.
Drag any image off the bottom of the screen to remove it from the selection. Or click the Down Arrow button in the lower-left corner of the screen.
Right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac OS) any image to rate it, apply a label, rotate it, or open it.
Press ] to rotate the foreground image 90° clockwise. Press [ to rotate the image 90° counterclockwise.
To exit Review mode, press Esc or click the X button in the lower-right corner of the screen.
Click the New Collection button in the lower-right corner of the screen to create a collection from the selected images and exit Review mode.
To display keyboard shortcuts for working in Review mode, press H while in Review mode.
Use the Loupe tool
The Loupe tool lets you magnify a portion of an image. The Loupe tool is available in the Preview panel and on the frontmost or selected image in Review mode. By default, if the image is displayed at less than 100%, the Loupe tool magnifies to 100%. You can display one Loupe tool per image.
- To magnify an image with the Loupe tool, click it in the Preview panel or in Review mode. In Review mode, you can also click the Loupe tool button in the lower-right corner of the screen.
- To hide the Loupe tool, click the X in the lower-right corner of the tool, or click inside the magnified area of the tool. In Review mode, you can also click the Loupe tool button in the lower-right corner of the screen.
- Drag the Loupe tool in the image, or click a different area of the image, to change the magnified area.
- To zoom in and out with the Loupe tool, use the mouse scroll wheel, or press the plus sign (+) or minus sign (-) key.
- To display multiple Loupe tools in multiple images in the Preview panel, click the individual images.
- To synchronize multiple Loupe tools in the Preview panel, Ctrl-click or Ctrl-drag (Windows) or Command-click or Command-drag (Mac OS) one of the images.
Use software rendering for previews
Select this option if slideshows or images in the Preview panel, Full Screen Preview, or Review mode don’t display correctly. Using software rendering for previews displays previews correctly, but the display speed may become slow and there may be other limitations.
Software rendering is automatically enabled on computers with less than 64 MB of VRAM and on dual-monitor systems with less than 128 MB of VRAM.