dan_clements's profile

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762 Points

Tue, Sep 3, 2013 9:36 PM

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Bridge: Restore Export Panel In Bridge

Why was the Export Panel dropped from Bridge CC? The Export to Disk is an incredible time saving routine, especially for those of us who find the Light Room catalog structure underwhelming, and instead use Photoshop and Bridge.

The Bridge CC Tools > Photoshop > Image Processor is a work around, but is now where near as clean, flexible, and fast.

Why was it dropped from Bridge CC?

Here is a screen shot from Bridge CS6:

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14 Messages

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532 Points

7 y ago

Agreed. Worked with digital images since 1981. Photoshop user since inception. Bridge is an efficient tool - with the EXPORT FUNCTION intact which streamlines USERS... It is NOT a LR or PS replacement, but a fast professional file viewing environment. ADOBE if you read this and the other comments PLEASE restore and enhance this necessary function.
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Peter A Blacksberg
RIT 1975

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190 Points

7 y ago

I just started using CC bridge and found out "export function" didn't exist. I use it on the imac at school and is part of the digital photography class process. I spent a long time with "Bridge support" on the phone, even uninstalling and re-installing bridge. The techs conclusion was there was something wrong with my computer and I should take it to Apple to get it fixed. The Apple consultant said there was nothing wrong with my computer and found this thread for me.

ADOBE, TRAIN YOUR PEOPLE AND PUT THE EXPORT PANEL BACK IN THE CC VERSION OF BRIDGE!!!

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240 Points

7 y ago

I found a work-around that works for me. I throw all the photos I want to reduce in size into a collections folder if they are from different folders. I highlight all these photos and use Image Processor to process them to the size I want and into the folder on my drive that I want.

Go to Tools/Photoshop/Image Processor.

I don't miss the Export Panel now.

Hope this helps.

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312 Points

7 y ago

My dear friends and Co-sufferers from Adobes non response to this issue.
There is a way that solves the above issues without having to use Lightroom!!
The Camera Raw plugin that comes with Photoshop and Bridge can be called from both programs AND can be called by both at the same time.

So here we go:

1. Select ALL the photos you want to export (applies to jpg, tif, and RAW). You may create a collection called "Export" for this matter.

2. hit command +R (open in Camera Raw) and on the top left hit "select all"

3. click "save images" at the bottom left and you are presented a comprehensive save dialogue. Do all your settings, an hit save.

4. While Camera RAW is working, click "done" at the bottom right to go back to Bridge..

5. Raw Smart Filter, while Bridge keeps saving your files in the Background :-)

Additional Tipps:

You can save your settings (size, format, target folder) under "New save Options preset ..." in the preset menu at the top of the save dialogue.

You can call the camera Raw plugin again from Bridge, while it is saving in the Background, either develop or create an additional export chain. I had 3 CR plugins working at the same time.

You can use a tool called "social folders" (free with limit on number of photos) which connects to your social media (and more) accounts and have a folder that is linked to Facebook for example . Create a preset and you can post to your Facebook right from Bridge (Camera Raw).

I do not know the speed difference to the old Export Panel, but hey, you're free to keep editing while exporting!

I hope this saves the day for someone out there, it did for me :-)
Jens

Tested on a 250 Photos mix of Raws and jpgs, 5.26 GB all together, saving from external drive to internal, while using Camera Raw smart filter in PS and developing Raws in Bridge at the same time.

PS and Bridge CC, MacMini i7 (Yep, it makes the fan go round)

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222 Points

7 y ago

Jens you are a genius! I just noticed that save button earlier today and thought hmmmm I wonder if this would get me around that nasty process feature. Tomorrow, I am going to give it a shot. Thank you thank you thank you :D

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312 Points

7 y ago

You're welcome. Hope it'll work for you.
Cheers,
Jens

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412 Points

7 y ago

Although this is a great solution, I feel sorry to say that I don't share your enthusiasm. Mainly because I use the export function for lots and lots of eps and Illustrator files.

9 Messages

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312 Points

7 y ago

Hi Klaas,
Yes this is a solution for photographers that need to batch convert their jogs, tifs and Raws with the develop settings.
In case you do not need the Adobe Camera Raw develop settings, would there not be a third party program out there that does the job.
If you are on a Mac, Preview should convert them to jpg and you can set up Automator to do the job by setting up a folder action, meaning you throw your eps and ais into a folder and they automatically get converted to jpg.
This depends on the Illustrator version i guess, have not used it much lately. But before i used Bridge i did all my file conversions on system/finder level with Automator.

hope you find a solution for your needs.

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412 Points

7 y ago

Dear Jens,

Thanx for your suggestions. I work on PC and there used to be a third party plugin for older versions of bridge so I was very happy to see that Adobe in the newer version (cs6) created their own export panel - fantastic - until they left it out again in cc....

greetz,
Klaas

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926 Points

7 y ago

I am very disappointed in the new CC version of Photoshop and Bridge. I have been an extensive photoshop user for over 12 years now. This is the first version that I have genuinely been frustrated and disappointed with. I had really grown to love the export panel in bridge, and now it's gone. That's SO irritating. Also, the crop tool is different, and some other basic things are also different. Why change the most basic way things work when most of us have gotten so comfortable with your program and loved it how it was? I can't even express in words how frustrating this is. Also, CC is SO slow. Even just saving an image takes 2-3x longer than the previous version, how is that even possible??? I am about to uninstall this off my computer, and go back to 5 or 6. They were SO much more user friendly, quicker, and easier to use.
Krista

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60 Points

7 y ago

PLEASE GIVE IT BACK TO US!!!

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140 Points

7 y ago

Please bring the Export panel back! It's the only tool that allows a quick export for non-raster images, i use it a lot to prepare logo previews of vector graphics for my clients!

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324 Points

7 y ago

Bridge was so fast and simple on exporting images, was a marvelous piece of software with this feature. Please restore the export function like in CS6. Thank you.

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72 Points

7 y ago

seriously, Adobe, get a clue. BRING BACK THE EXPORT FUNCTION TO BRIDGE. I used it all the time for making jpgs for clients in the background while continuing to work in Photoshop. I don't want or need anything that the bloated Lightroom does.

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412 Points

7 y ago

Come on! It has been 7 Months since your last reply! what's up with that???