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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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92 Points

5 years ago

Ive shared this on my facebook fanpage - seriously sick of it. We're paying for this and they've taken away one of the most useful features in Bridge. Sort it out nob'eds.

https://www.facebook.com/NBeddows/pho...

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2K Points

5 years ago

Over 2 years with no response from Adobe. Well, that's really sad.

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484 Points

5 years ago

I noticed that there was actually an update to Bridge CC recently, perhaps it's not dead yet? That said, please restore the export panel, or at least address the situation, Adobe.

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304 Points

5 years ago

Cory: Yes, I noticed that too... Was quite surprised, IT LIVES!!! Well, a bit at least...  Common Adobe, give us some answers and breathe some life back into Bridge! I have heard that lightning-storms can help when resuscitating the dead!

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440 Points

5 years ago

I complained so much, that they gave me a free copy of CS6 Bridge for free. I now use CS6 Bridge with Photoshop CC. Its not the solution I want but atleast my work flow doesnt suffer. Lightroom and Image processor are in no way a replacement fo Bridge for some of us.

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284 Points

5 years ago

Mark,  Using CS6 bridge has been my only remedy also.  I use it every day and now use only bridge cs6.
Adobe please restore the Export Panel to Bridge CC.

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1.1K Points

5 years ago

I have a feeling if the Export module had the panache of being content-aware, catered to mobile design, or was somehow more wow-inducing, this would have been dealt with a long time ago. 

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440 Points

5 years ago

I've recently been successful moving Epsons Print Package plugin to CC even though its not officially supported by simply copying and pasting it into the correct folder in CC. Does anyone think it is possible to move the Export Module from CS6 Bridge to CC Bridge?

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284 Points

5 years ago

I hope someone successfully creates the above solution.  It is really frustrating to work for hours in CC 2014.x  and then have to close out and open CS6 so I can use the Export Panel.  It is far and away the best way to prepare a group of photos for distribution.

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152 Points

5 years ago

I've be taking a quick look, although my hacking skills are quite basic...

In the Bridge CS6 installation-folder  there is a subfolder named "PublishPanel". This probably implements the Export Panel, as temporarily deleting it removes the Export Panels content in Bridge CS6. However, copying this folder to Bridge CC does unfortunately NOT bring back the Export Panel.

Using the tools grep and bless I figured out, that the string "PublishPanel" only appears within files contained in the subfolder "PublishPanel", as well as 13 times in the CS6 "Bridge.exe" and 4 times in the CC "Bridge.exe".

This indicates, that getting back the Export Panel in CC would require hacking the "Bridge.exe" binary, which is most likely prohibited by Adobes EULA. Also the hack would need to be done again for every new version of Bridge CC.  So imho there is no user-made solution in sight. :-(

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304 Points

Thanks for trying David! Pity it didn't seem to be feasible. I also toyed with the idea to look into this myself, but honestly I am rubbish at coding and it would probably have taken me a small eternity to come up with anything.  :)

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1.1K Points

4 years ago

Just went back to v6 of @photoshop Bridge to use the Export panel. What bonehead decided this shouldn’t be in the CC version? Damn, just put it back!

If anyone at Adobe used Bridge in a production environment they would see what works and what is needed. Working on collages with many temporary files would show them right away Lightroom is not a viable option to replace Bridge. Which is what looks like Adobe wants, or they wouldn't have ceased adding new features to Bridge and taking out ones users wanted.

Maybe Bridge doesn't have the whiz bang attraction that makes the opening page feature of the Adobe site, but it helps get the work done that does. Unless Adobe contuses to cripple it.

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532 Points

You have joined the long list of amazed customers.  If any ADOBE staff reads these consider this: Picassa just left the PC as a local tool. That leaves a void Adobe can step into.  Well? - Make it inexpensive (or free) replace powerful connectivity to other outputs including the export feature we miss, and perhaps rebrand the product.

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738 Points

4 years ago

Please bring the Export Panel back!

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17.1K Points

Do you want the Export Panel to create JPEG files? If so, the functionality is still there.

Download the Bridge CS6 SDK and you'll find a sample Export to JPEG script. This allows Bridge to export JPEGs directly. It works with the current Bridge CC.

Someone with JavaScript skills would need to package it so you have a menu item or panel. I don't need the functionality and don't have time, myself, but its not that hard for a JavaScript programmer.

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738 Points

David,
thanks for your note.

But I do not want to download and install extra software or program a script.
I have to do my work and therefor the export panel was a great timesaver.
I still can't understand why Adobe has removed it.

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132 Points

Thanks Jörg :)
Can you please share the working script that you have with us, i tried to use the one provided in the CS6 SDK but it needs some modifications so it will work, i could use the file you send as a template an perhaps just modify the destination folder to a sub folder named JPEG. It will be a great contribution to the community !

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532 Points

This is very positive.  Thanks for seeking a solution.  I keep Version 6 for rapid processing.  Strange behavior on the part of ADOBE - but seemingly a part of their strategy.

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440 Points

New October update... does the publish panel have any of the old Export Panels functions or is it just for sending to Adobe Stock?

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1.1K Points

Looks like it's just for stock.
Too bad the new Adobe Sensei couldn't find this 4 year old thread. 

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484 Points

Indeed. Seems a simple, and extremely useful thing to provide us with. I really loved how easy and fast it was to drag a set of perhaps several different file types and quickly output to properly resolution standardized JPEGs without tying up my whole system.  I could tolerate doing this in camera raw, but would need to be able to open *all * file types in ACR for it to be as useful as the old export panel.

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264 Points

For me the latest update/change with LR going cloud only etc solidifies that Adobe does not seem to have any interest in it's photographers feedback. The whole update is geared towards more subscribers, cloud storage revenue and Adobe Stock revenue. 
I doubt Bridge will ever see good functionality improvements any time soon. More possible it will move to the cloud too eventually, or disappear completely... Bummer.

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152 Points

Oh no! The Export-Panel in my CS6-Bridge stopped working. All presets are gone from the panels list.

Anyone else experiencing the same problem?

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440 Points

As of 31st Oct all everyones Export function stopped working on CS5 & CS6. Heres a link to the fourm post in Adobe to help with work arounds.
https://forums.adobe.com/message/9942424#9942424
I've phoned tech support and chatted but they dont want to know.

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152 Points

How shameless and ignorant is that!? 8-(
Thank you for the info, Mark.

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92 Points

I've been following this thread for years now.

It's seriously so infuriating that Adobe want to strip such useful items out of Bridge and force users into Lightroom. This whole thing sucks so much because if you've ever shot a wedding and had to create 300+ jpegs from RAW you will know why removing the export function is just daft.

At this point in time I am just looking forward to the day that a free (or lower priced) open-source version of something-like-PS-and-Bridge emerges online...so I can just finally cancel my Adobe subscription and not give my money to a corporation that doesn't listen to the needs and wants of its own damn customers..!

I just hope 2018 will be that year. 

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1.1K Points

It's seriously so infuriating that Adobe want to strip such useful items out of Bridge and force users into Lightroom.
I truly don't think there's  an understanding of how many users work, where putting images they're working on for a short time into a database is too clumsy and time consuming compared to a file browser like Bridge. I use LR for cataloging and Bridge for everyday projects. Having to go back into CS6 to use the Export model was hassle enough, but to have it taken away on a whim is so stupidly arrogant.

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532 Points

Perhaps Luminar will have a tool like this.  The utility of processing images is so critical to work flow, ADOBE will lose market share over it.

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112 Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Bring back the Bridge Export panel to post to FB etc.

Bring back the Bridge Export panel to post to FB etc. I am NOT a Lr user, but rather Br/ACR/Ps.

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17.1K Points

3 years ago

For those of you wanting JPEG export from Bridge... I'm working on a ScriptUI/Extendscript palette that restores JPEG export to the hard drive. Its about 80% implemented right now. I may charge for it, not sure yet. First I need to finish it.
There are a LOT of bugs and poorly documented features in ScriptUI, and layout differs from the Mac to the PC. Adobe doesn't make it easy to develop on this platform! I'm a Mac user personally but I've done much of the development on Windows thus far, and my goal is for it to work seamlessly across platform.
Anyway, I anticipate having it ready to test this spring. A sneak peak of where I'm at so far:

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440 Points

I would pay for this if it plugged into bridge cc! Sounds great.

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484 Points

Indeed,  I'd also pay for this, happily, if it plugged into bridge. Nice work!

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17.1K Points

Yes this is a palette for Bridge.

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532 Points

I would also pay for this

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762 Points

Looks promising. Will be interested to see how it works on Mac’s.

67 Messages

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1.1K Points

Looks interesting.

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17.1K Points

That screenshot was taken on Bridge CC 2018, High Sierra. SO far the layout is ok on High Sierra, Windows 7, and Windows 10. I have to do a lot of testing of course but so far, so good.

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484 Points

DNG to be supported?

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17.1K Points

Yes actually, hadn't thought of that but DNG would work fine. Pretty much any format that Bridge can render will export.

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17.1K Points

I added a summary panel which can be hidden, a preference for overwriting existing files, and DNG support. Everything shown is now implemented, I'll be testing functionality and then release a beta for testing.

This has gotten WAY more complex than I anticipated in the beginning. Screenshots from Windows 7, Bridge CC 2018.



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484 Points

I happily volunteer for beta testing...

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17.1K Points

3 years ago

Good news! My project is ready for code review and testing!

I decided to release this under the Apache 2.0 license as open source freeware, so others can tinker with and improve it when they find bugs or have feature suggestions.

THERE ARE PROBABLY BUGS. Please be aware that I have done limited testing, although development was split between Mac and Windows platforms so it should work fine on both.



Use is pretty simple. Select a folder or Collection, choose image files, and click the Export button.
If you want to apply options, there are plenty to choose from.

The project is available as a .zip file containing JPEGexport.jsx. Copy this file into your Bridge Scripts folder and relaunch Bridge. You'll see a new menu item under Tools.

Temporary download link (14Kb):

http://lumigraphics.zenfolio.com/img/g153581469-o367026446.dat?dl=2&tk=Ziz7_TuiTXO7zofwYhILPsmjc...=

If you find bugs, please let me know here or via email. Feel free to send any coding suggestions or bug fixes as well.
dev@lumigraphics.com

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1.1K Points

Thanks! But unfortunately the link doesn't work. Permission denied.

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17.1K Points

Odd. It works on a second computer using Safari, not logged in to my Zenfolio account. This is a direct download link with no restrictions. Is your antivirus blocking it maybe?

67 Messages

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1.1K Points

Hmm. Weird. No antivirus and tried with Safari and Chrome. I'll try another computer.

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17.1K Points

Ah. Of course. The forum didn't include the trailing = character. :sigh:
Copy the link, add '=' to the end. It works then.

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17.1K Points

http://lumigraphics.zenfolio.com/img/g153581469-o367026446.dat?dl=2&tk=Ziz7_TuiTXO7zofwYhILPsmjcwWM03SarOramLoYAtk=

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6.9K Points

Very good David, one thing that could do with amending is your date formatting.
Days or Months should have a leading 0 if less than 10.
A button to close the palette would be nice along with an alert when the batch has completed.

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17.1K Points

I originally added a leading zero for the dates and decided to take it out. I have that in the log file date stamp though.

Hadn't thought of an alert on completion. I can add that easily. The system close widget works on both platforms, I'd have to find room to add another button to the clutter ;)

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6.9K Points

There is one potential error using app.document.getSelection(). If no documents are selected ALL files of type are selected.
Might be best to test first...
if(app.document.selections.length > 0) {
    thumbs = app.document.getSelection('psd, jpg, jpeg, png, tif, gif, bmp, pdf, ai, dng, crw,cr2,nef, arw');
    }

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I already found a missing semicolon too. I thought I got them all. I also have to fix the logfile date stamp.

And yeah I see, if no thumbnails are selected, it gets all visible thumbs. How nice.