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Fri, Oct 4, 2013 9:13 AM

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Bridge: Add a "find and replace" function for quick caption corrections.

Add a "find and replace" function to Bridge so that if you spot a spelling mistake in 200 image captions they don't need to be altered one by one.

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7 years ago

I believe this can already be done with the standard find, then the batch rename command.
Am I wrong?
When you say in "image captions" this could be done with "replace metadata" or "append metadata" command in tools, no?

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7 years ago

Hi Rick,

Here's a specific example of the problem:

200 images each with a unique caption in the "description" metadata field. Every caption contains a word which is spelt incorrectly but this word occurs at a different point in the caption each time.

I want to find and replace the incorrectly spelt word only for all images in a single action in the same way that "find and replace" works in Word or similar software.

Batch rename allows for a "string substitution" but this only affects the filename.
Append metadata allows you to add to a caption, replace metadata replaces all caption info.

I hope I'm missing something.

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6.9K Points

7 years ago

All you need to do is write a javascript to do it.

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so paul... this was working great. but now i get this error message.. any ideas?

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7 years ago

Thanks for the specifics, Paul Hayward.
I believe you have stumped me.

Paul Riggott's just "write a javascript" made me laugh.
Like we all have that skill.

:-)

Paul R., will you write it for us?

r.

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7 years ago

I will see if I have time and will put one together for you.

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7 years ago

Thankyou Paul! Much appreciated.

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7 years ago

Hi Rick and Paul.

Download the script from:-
www.ps-bridge-scripts.talktalk.net/do...

To install unzip and place this script into the following folder:
Start Bridge
Preferences -Startup Scripts
At the bottom click the "Reveal Button" this will open the folder where the script should be placed.
Close and restart Bridge.
Accept the new script.

To use:-
Select the documents you want to target.
Tools - Find and Replace.

The "Replace" field is where you enter what you want to find
The "With" field is where you enter what you want it to Replace.
N.B. If the "With" field is left blank the characters will be removed.
The Global checkbox will let you replace more than one occurrence in the Description

Hope you find it of use.

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Dear Paul, I was wondering if this script could be easily updated to work in Adobe Bridge CC? I downloaded your script, and ran it through tools, but sadly it doesn't work. I presume that's because I am on CC not CS6... All my best, Mike

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Sorry I don't have Bridge CC only CS6.
I did try latest BridgeCC and found that it was still full of 4 year old bugs plus a few new ones, so removed it from my system.

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Cheers Paul, I do wonder how we can get simple things like this done through Adobe! Basics really!

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You would think so but the Bridge Team haven't shown thier faces in the forums for years! The last release was bad and the Bridge Team seem to have gone back into hiding! Maybe another FOUR years and they will have another go at fixing Bridge?

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Thanks again Paul. I do wish they'd work on Bridge, we are paying for it! Especially as I find the simplicity better to work with than Lightroom. I know I'm in a minority here. Cheers.

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Hey, Paul, nice to see you post! We miss all your great input. Yes, the last Bridge release was not what we were all hoping for. It is a little faster. The new Bridge team said that they just wanted to attempt to fix some core issues before tackling more changes. Hopefully they will do that. I know they would love to get your input on what needs to be fixed, but I can understand your frustration with it all.

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The simple answer to that question is fix and release Bridge CS5 as that was the last good Bridge Charles.

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Hi Charles, Well, back to the original reason for this post, and a crucial one for me: Add a "find and replace" function for quick caption corrections. I am currently considering an alternative program, which I do not want to have to buy, purely for this function which is essential for my workflow. Can that be passed directly to the Bridge team? Cheers, Mike

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Paul, I don't know exactly what they have planned. They had a meeting at Adobe Max last year (2015) to meet with some of the new team and go over top requested features, but you know how the system works.

Mike, I passed this along. Hopefully we'll get some feedback.

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Mike I have just downloaded Adobe Bridge CC 6.2.0.179 x64 and the script still works ok. I am using Windows 10.
So not sure why it's not working for you, maybe an ACR problem as some people have reverted due to details missing.(https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2131620)
Good luck, hope you find the problem.

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Hi Paul, I just updated and it does now work. Only one thing, (sorry, any thoughts?) I am trying to remove the following credit from the caption field (photo by Mike Kemp/In Pictures via Getty Images) but when I replace that whole line including the brackets, this removes the text by not the brackets, so I am left with this: ( ) Cheers, Mike

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Ah, those are classed as special characters along with [ or ]
I have added another checkbox so these can be removed.
Just download from the original link Mike.
Hope this helps.

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Paul, you are a star, thank you so much, you just saved me from buying Photo Mechanic! I'm very grateful, have a fine day. Mike

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Good afternoon Paul, wonder if you have any advice on this... When I use your find and replace on a jpeg or a tif it works perfectly, but not on raw files. Just curious if this is doable? Ir maybe there is a reason it's not possible... It's not absolutely necessary I guess but for tidiness sake it would be useful. The tool is proving invaluable here! Cheers, Mike

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Hi Mike, hopefully it should now work with raw files as well. Please re-download.

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Cheers Paul. Afraid this version deletes the entire caption field, not just the specified text.

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Oops back to the drawing board, I will see if I can find what's going on Mike.

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Haha, cheers Paul. Sorry, what have I started!?

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Mike, have you done a refresh of the cache for those documents?

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Ah, that works. You don't seem to have to do that on the tifs or jpegs. For whatever reason... Thanks!

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I have now added a refresh on the selected files, so the changes should now show after running the script Mike.

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I just downloaded and tested it and I have to purge the cache after running the find and replace tool, but that's totally fine, it's an easy step. Cheers Paul.

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Mike or Paul  could you post the file on ps-scripts.com so that others could use this very useful script ? 

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7 years ago

Paul, this is fantastic, exactly what I needed! Thankyou so much.

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7 years ago

Paul Riggott for President!
Thank you, Paul.

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7 years ago

Hi Paul,
Your script is brilliant, thanks for sharing it on this forum! In theory is the same thing possible to amend keywords?
Adam

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6 years ago

Photoshop and many other Adobe programs does also have a spellchecker and find/replace feature, it would be useful if they were implemented in Bridge.

Thanks, Paul for your contribution of something that we should have in Default!

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6 years ago

I agree, being a horrible speller, this should be in Bridge!!! I also agree that Paul has been a huge asset to the Adobe community, and we miss now miss that!

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4 years ago

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so.. this was working great
but then, now not so much!

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You need to copy the script again, as your error is showing HTML errors and the script does not have any HTML in at all.

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now this error, i know we are so close!

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Again those lines in the error are not in the code. On the link given select "RAW"

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3 years ago

Same problem.
Goto the link then click "RAW"

Once you get the new page Right Click and save as text file, it should save in the correct format .jsx
Hope this works for you.

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3 years ago

it worked! thank you thank you!
this script is invaluable to me! thank you!