Learn about new features and enhancements in the October 2020 release of Bridge (version 11.0)
It's now easy to browse through your videos in Adobe Bridge with the new video thumbnail preview for all supported video files. Video thumbnail previews speed up your workflow by showing you a quick preview of all frames in your video, without an audio playback. You can then easily select the video clips that are useful for your project.
To enable the video thumbnail preview feature, do the following:
Once you enable this option, you can simply hover your pointer over a video in the Content panel to see a quick video preview. The video thumbnail preview stops as you move the pointer away and goes back to the original thumbnail. Video thumbnail previewing on hover will always have priority over Preview panel playback.
For more information on video thumbnail previews, check out Preview dynamic media files in Adobe Bridge.
If you face performance issues with video workflows, check the recommended system requirements for Bridge on both Mac and Win.
You can easily select your video assets in Bridge and send them to Adobe Media Encoder directly where the selected assets are queued up for encoding or stitching together.
Follow these quick steps to create your queue or stitched video in Media Encoder directly from Bridge:
For more information, check out Work with Adobe Media Encoder.
You can easily select your video assets in Bridge and take them to Adobe Premiere Pro to create a sequence for further editing.
Follow these quick steps to create your edit sequence in Premiere Pro directly from Bridge:
To add assets to a new project in Premiere Pro, you can select the videos in Bridge and cmd-click/right-click to open contextual options. Choose Place > In Adobe Premiere Pro.
For more information, check out Work with Adobe Premiere Pro.
With this release, you can adjust the size for your image to be exported based on whether you want to 'Fit' or 'Fill' a target rectangle area. Once you define the width and height of the target rectangle, you can also specify the resolution if the target width and height are in inches or cms. The Width Height option is for the target rectangle where your image output can either fit or fill.
Follow these easy steps to resize your image for export:
You can also see a preview of the images beside the resize options to quickly view your applied changes for Width/Height options.
In the Export panel, you can easily drag export presets to arrange them in the desired order for easy access. The order of your presets remains unchanged across default or custom workspaces in Bridge. Also, the order of presets is unchanged on the next launch of Bridge. By default, new presets are added to the bottom of the preset list in the Export panel.
You can now easily toggle between ratings/labels and file navigation in Adobe Bridge. By default, the Use Ctrl/Cmd for Ratings and Labels option is enabled. Once disabled, apply labels and ratings to your assets in the Control panel using single numeric keys without holding down the Ctrl/Cmd keys.
You can access the single key ratings and labels option from any of the following locations:
When you enable this option, you can use 0-9 numeric keys for file navigation.
For more information, check out Adobe Bridge workspace.
With this release, Bridge automatically generates high-quality previews for your assets almost instantaneous. The default preview options are, Preview size > High Quality and Preview Generation > Always Generate. Users who currently use "100% previews" or "Monitor size previews" can try this new default option and check the preview quality in the Full screen mode and in the Preview panel. The thumbnail menu option includes the "Monitor Size" preview option which can be accessed in the Preferences dialog (Preferences > Advanced) as in the previous versions.
It is not recommended to work with Monitor Size Previews or 100% Previews unless your workflow requires even higher quality previews. These options need CPU intensive processes to render much higher quality previews.
For more information, check out Adjust Adobe Bridge Content panel display.
With this release, you can now selectively delete your 100% preview renditions stored in the app cache. This is helpful if your workflow requires you to generate 100% Previews.
To generate 100% previews, click the thumbnail quality () icon in the upper-right corner of the content panel and select 100% Previews as your Preview Generation option. The 100% preview renditions get stored in the app cache, taking up some of your disk space.
To delete 100% previews, go to Edit > Preferences > Cache Management > Purge 100% Previews in Cache.
Under Edit > Preferences > Cache, you can now set the maximum amount of disk space to be used for cache in gigabytes using the Cache Size slider.
When installing on another machine, reinstalling, or upgrading your Bridge version, you can see a dialog to locate and import preferences from the previous version of your Bridge.
With this release, Workspaces, Keywords, Collections, Export presets, Metadata templates, and Favorites will always be imported when a new Bridge version is installed on your device.
With this release, enjoy improved discoverability of new features with easy navigation and animated content in the Onboarding dialog when launching the app for the first time.
To watch the onboarding dialog again, go to Help > What's New.