Feature summary | Bridge (November 2019 release)
Learn about new features and enhancements in the November 2019 release of Bridge (version 10.0)
Asset conversion using the Export panel
With the Export panel in Bridge, you can now convert your assets such as videos, PDFs, or images and export as an image file format. Bridge currently supports jpeg file format for the converted images.
To access the export panel, go to Window from the menu bar and select Export Panel. In the Export panel, you can use the Custom Export or Create New Preset options to export your assets from Bridge.
To learn more, see Asset conversion using the Export panel.
User Interface usability
- With this release, the default search criterion in the Search bar has been changed from Search Adobe Stock to Bridge Search: Current Folder.
- Bridge now has a new search bar drop-down beside the quick search bar icon for improved accessibility. Also, within the drop-down, you now have an option called Advanced Search which leads you to the Find panel. In the Find panel, you can fill in the source details, the search criteria, and the result match options.
- You can see the Tiles checkbox at the bottom of the Content panel. By default, the Tiles option is checked and displays the tiles for all assets in the Bridge content panel. When the Tiles option is unchecked, the asset tiles get enlarged to fill the empty spaces. You can disable Tiles with all types of views - Grid view, Thumbnail view, Detail view, List view.
Tiles are applicable for a selected workspace only. Set the Tiles preferences again, once you switch your workspace.
- You can now see the Thumbnails Only checkbox next to the view options at the bottom of the content panel. Use this option to hide star ratings, file names, and other details. This reduces spaces between each file in the Content panel and improves the view.
Thumbnails are applicable for a selected workspace only. Set the Thumbnails Only preferences again, once you switch your workspace.
- With this release, you can now see the null rating icon is retained and visible even after you have unrated an asset and deselected the thumbnail.
Transparency support for PSDs
Bridge now supports transparency in your Photoshop documents. You can see checkerboard thumbnails and previews for transparent .PSD files that were earlier replaced with a matte white background.
- Deprecated APIs: For macOS, FSRef-based APIs are deprecated with this release of Bridge.
- Move to Metal from OpenGL: With this release, the support for OpenGL and OpenCL have been deprecated with macOS 10.14 Mojave. Bridge has replaced OpenGL APIs with Metal APIs for macOS.