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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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13 Messages

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284 Points

6 years ago

Please Please restore the Export Panel in Bridge. Over and over again I must close CC and open CS6 so that I can use it. The Official response above is NOT the solution.

14 Messages

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532 Points

Version CS6 output to HD is faster than the " save photo" from camera raw. The functionality for output to hard drive is embedded in CC but awkward. Perhaps a third party will create s solution.

This omission OF EXPORT is a serious "DEPROVEMENT"

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1.1K Points

6 years ago

So was this taken out In favor of the kludge called the Output Panel? You know the panel that hasn't been updated in how many releases? The panel that can't even be scrolled with a scroll wheel?

I get the impression from the lack of updates for the last couple of years that Bridge is a forsaken program that will be dropped all together by Adobe in some future CC "update" without telling users.

Lightroom is not an effective replacement for Bridge. It just doesn't function the same way with an everyday workflow. A file browser is so different than a database. I use both but for very different purposes.

Instead of making a one of a kind worthwhile program better they've decided to make it less effective.
So sad.

9 Messages

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324 Points

6 years ago

This seems to be a strategy to force us to use Lightroom. The media and the "gurus" say ill things about Bridge, but it simply works (or worked...).

14 Messages

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532 Points

6 years ago

How about this approach?

Dear Adobe,
We are loyal customers with expert knowledge. Most of use use a combination of Photoshop, Bridge, Lightroom, Acrobat and other Adobe brand tools. Our workflow is impeded by the removal of the Export tools.

Bridge CC does have a 'save as' function. However it runs much slower than the previous 'EXPORT TO HD'. (in addition to the missing functionality of EXPORT TO FB, FLICKR and et cetera).

ADOBE's ROI is a function of customer loyalty and willingness to buy new products. Rather than 'bringing us along' you are leaving us behind.

We urge you to reinstate this function as it makes our job as professionals more efficient and effective - and helps maintain the customer base which has propelled you to the position you now hold.

2 Messages

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20 Points

6 years ago

Anyone have a solution to export thumbnail photos to HD ???

2 Messages

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20 Points

6 years ago

People found this solution in another list. Hope that helps.

To be honest, I never saw the benefit of the export panel in its current state. It had far to less options for me. Remember that for a simple task as saving as jpeg you always had the option to use the Image Processor. (menu tools / Photoshop / Image Processor). But it seems you never used a batch command in Photoshop? This can be extremely helpful and very productional, yo can create an action by recording your steps in the action panel and use batch to play the action on a bunch of files selected in Bridge ( menu Tools / Photoshop / Batch). With the current option to insert a conditional in an action (If-Then-Else) you can create a complicated action in PS for both landscape and portrait and then create a new action that gives you the option to assign both action (if landscape then play 'action landscape' (your action name), else play 'portrait'It needs a tiny bit of study but it is not that difficult and as said, very productional. For instance, I have several action for resizing. I also combined these with different sizes and using a conditional action. I select a bunch of files and with the batch command in Bridge (via tools) the selected images are saved in different sizes and stored in different folders (per size). A few important rules when creating a save action, don't change the filename, not even touch this field, otherwise all files will end up with the same name and overwrite each other, and when you want to keep the original be sure to not save the changes when closing the document. Try to discover yourself the enormous amount of options you already have with Image Processor and PS Batch using actions. Recording an action is simple, create a new action and start playing around, most of your movements (not all) in PS will be recorded and when finished the action one push on the button plays it again and again. Before you start experimenting, be sure to first back up your originals so you can play freely with them without the risk of loosing

Follow original link
https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1237095

6 Messages

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506 Points

6 years ago

Mauricio, thank you for your input. That may very well be a solution to your problem, but if you had fully read the original post and the above comments you would be aware that this is a far cry from the solution that most of the people here are looking for.

Image Processor is amazing if you need very specific export functionality, but as I said before and will say again (since this was now NINE months ago):

Image Processor (or any process or action set that uses Photoshop) cannot replace the previous Export feature in Bridge as it is slow and ties up Photoshop so that editing and design in Photoshop must be put on hold until exporting is complete.

This is a serious issue for professionals who rely on a speedy workflow and many of us have had to find other less-than-ideal exporting solutions because Adobe took this basic functionality away from us.

We are NOT requesting a solution for creating JPEGs or batch processing our images, we are very specifically requesting the Export Panel that was previously in Bridge (or at least a simple way to quickly export images from Bridge alone, without the need to tie up Photoshop).

6 Messages

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412 Points

6 years ago

Amen!

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238 Points

6 years ago

Jeffrey whats up with Adobe ? is it read what all the people wrote / Maybe we need a shitstorm to here us ? Months no Comment from Adobe

9 Messages

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324 Points

6 years ago

Hi guys, I think we should use other plataforms to create noise about this negligence of Adobe. I've tried to communicate with Jeffrey Tranberry via twitter with no success, maybe we all should try this.

Adobe Administrator

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15K Messages

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287.5K Points

Hi Felubra, Sorry I missed your tweet. Do you have a link? Sorry, Bridge is outside my purview at the moment and I don't have any info with regards to returning this feature to Bridge.

You do have access to Bridge CS6 from your CC account as a workaround to using Bridge CC when you need to export files: http://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud...

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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238 Points

Hello Jeffrey,
you have delete my post, ok! just make some noise that we are here and frustrated about adobe / I understand that bridge is not you part in the moment but please give this post to someone how is responsible for bridge.

Thank You

9 Messages

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324 Points

Jeffrey, here is the link: https://twitter.com/felubra/status/51...
I think we need the export panel implemented in the current version of Bridge, not the older one.

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284 Points

6 years ago

I am going to begin trying to get to Kelby (Kelby One) and see if I can get a response. There are also a great many interesting comments on adobe communities page. https://forums.adobe.com/thread/12370...
This discussion seems to be split into at least two areas for some reason.
I have also had a comment "Removed" from this page because: Chris Cox, a moderator for Photoshop Family, gave this reason for the change: "insulting, not contributing to the topic"
I compared Adobe to Novell and Netscape.

The TOPIC is: Restore the Bridge Export Function. Please!

8 Messages

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762 Points

6 years ago

I started this topic about a year ago, and Adobe has been totally unresponsive as to what is going on with Bridge. My guess is that it will be replaced with some type of Cloud engine.

My solution has been to keep using Bridge CS6 for as long as I can. Image Processor or LightRoom just do not work as well as Bridge's Export Panel.

13 Messages

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284 Points

6 years ago

Felubra, You are correct. If Mr. Chris Cox leaves my reply to you longer than 5 minutes it will surprise me.
Check: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/12370...

6 Messages

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412 Points

6 years ago

For now I just started searching for Bridge's cache files and I copy those jpgs from there. A messy workaround but still better than keeping photoshop ocupied with doing bloody actions.

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66 Points

6 years ago

I can imagine that the flickr/facebook/etc integration in the Export panel would have been difficult to maintain in two places (Bridge and Lightroom) and I can imagine that that was why the feature was removed. However, it was a mistake to remove the hard drive export functionality too. ...unless it was a deliberate move to push users towards Lightroom. Either way it makes me sad.

And Jeffrey Tranberry's "official" and unhelpful brush-offs leave a pretty unsavory impression of the Adobe staff. I worry that the presence of an "official" response prevents this thread from getting the attention it deserves. If any employee sees this, please respond!

For the record, here's a different workaround which doesn't tie up Photoshop (it ties up Bridge/Camera Raw instead) and which, on my machine, is extra sad because it consistently runs out of memory:
1. open all photos in Camera Raw (select them all, ctrl+r)
2. select all photos again
3. use the "Save Images..." button in the lower-left.

13 Messages

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484 Points

While you speak the truth, it's still a pain that one cannot use this suggested work around to process .psd files, (unless I just don't know how to open a photoshop doc in camera raw.) I very often used the export panel to quickly process conglomerations of psd, jpg, and raw files all at the same time, without tying up camera raw or photoshop.

Using lightroom for this is absurd, I'm not going to build a LR catalog just to export stuff if i don't need to as part of the workflow involved in the job at hand. (That is, until they build a way for LR to work without catalogs, that is as a browser... that, would be something, for sure.)