brian_rasmussen_3338356's profile

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264 Points

Mon, Jul 1, 2013 10:09 AM

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Bridge: Return the output module to Bridge CC

Hi, I know you might not see this as a problem, but I do!
Why the heck did you remove the output module from Bridge CC!? I really misses it!
/Brian, ACE, ACI

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Official Solution

2.1K Messages

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32.2K Points

8 y ago

We've updated the files to install the Output Module in Bridge CC so that you will no longer encounter a blank panel.

Available here: http://helpx.adobe.com/bridge/kb/inst...

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60 Points

Brett, yes that works, but I think the user community is still baffled by the fact it has to be installed manually and then via the arcane procedure in the kb article you reference. Why can't it just be included in the base installation. It's a core feature.

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Actually, it was never a core feature and has always been an add-on. Originally, this was not a part of Bridge, it was just in Photoshop. After a couple versions of Bridge, we took it out of Photoshop and put it in Bridge. This garnered more complaints than you can imagine (as a person who thinks this is a core feature of Bridge, you should see the people who see this as a core feature of Photoshop where it had resided for many years). At this point, we moved back to Photoshop, where the majority of people seem to prefer it. We re-released the add-on for manual installation after the outcry that appeared from those who only knew about this feature within Bridge.

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420 Points

Brett, Could you also offer some insight into the reasoning for removing the EXPORT panel from Bridge? This surely was a core feature, as it was not specific to Photoshop, right? I loved the ability to simply drag a set of files to a custom "Hard Drive" preset where I could mass convert a set of files to JPEGs at a specific size/resolution. As a photographer, I am finding my way with similar functionality now available in Lightroom, but what about when I am doing web design? My web design workflow has never included Lightroom and it shouldn't. There was no simpler way to create sets of JPEGs at various sizes then to create presets in Bridge's Export panel, and then drag any number of original files to each preset, click go, and let Bridge chug through these tasks, neatly saving each set of files in a folder with a specified naming convention. All this, without ever opening Photoshop or ACR (so no limitation to the number of files opened at once, or tying up applications, etc.). I just can not understand why either the Export or Output modules were deemed to be unessential to the Bridge feature set. In my case, they were working perfectly and very useful features. At least I can get the Output panel back with a manual install, but STILL no answer for the missing Export panel. Any help or explanation would be appreciated!

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32.2K Points

Unfortunately, this is one I don't have an answer for and never understood it myself. Here is where that particular particular subject is covered: http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...

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420 Points

Thanks anyway, Brett. I hope you will do what you can to educate others at Adobe of this problem, and advocate for a reactivation of the Export panel in the next Bridge update. Please, please, please! (one for you and two to share)

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70 Points

Did not work for me also a windows * user

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2K Points

Again: Please give us the output panel back. PLEASE.

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162 Points

8 y ago

BRIDGE CC: OUTPUT PANEL!!!! I use this EVERY DAY and as an Adobe Certified Instructor I show clients this feature which they LOVE. It is ESSENTIAL!!!! Please don't keep taking brilliant features away. We NEED THIS.

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60 Points

But where's the JPEG export that retains XMP meta data?

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70 Points

Does not work for me. Bridge just does not load. (windows 8)

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60 Points

I'm a student and need to use this for project. I down loaded the Output files, and followed all instructions. Everything followed to the letter, except, there still is no Output.

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82 Points

8 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Put the OUTPUT menu back in Bridge!!.


Please put the OUTPUT menu back in Bridge!! That was the easiest way possible to create a PDF contact sheet and you took it away! Why would you do that? The alternatives (Photoshop, Lightroom) don't hold a candle to how easy this was in Bridge. Please, for the love of efficiency and sanity, put it back!

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3.9K Points

8 y ago

I had used the output panel every day, so please bring it back.

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4.3K Points

8 y ago

Nearly a month after Bridge CC was released and we STILL do not have the promised replacement AOM Panel.

This is NOT an acceptable level of service for an extremely expensive Subscription.

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634 Points

8 y ago

Bridge does not get the love that it deserves. I can't believe this time around, they're actually taking features away.

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4.3K Points

8 y ago

The replacement AOM for Bridge CC, and also the very important instructions for installing it, have been posted here.

http://helpx.adobe.com/bridge/kb/inst...

If you find that the new AOM panel is lacking any of its functions, install Bridge CS 6 as well because it seems that a vital component is missing from CC but does become available to CC when CS 6 is also installed on the same computer.

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3.9K Points

8 y ago

I also miss the export panel and the synchronized window. Bridge CC is a downgrade, not an upgrade from CS6.

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264 Points

8 y ago

Champion

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21.4K Points

8 y ago

The output panel is now available as a download, but why is it not available from the Creative Cloud Desktop Application is puzzling.

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4.3K Points

8 y ago

Not just "puzzling" but deplorable!

What possible excuse can there be for the failure to post proper fully complete Bridge CC Upgrades (with the automatic installation of AOM included!) in a timely manner?

That is what Subscribers were promised that they would receive in exchange for the loss of Perpetual Licences and the Bridge Team are totally failing to live up to that promise.

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196 Points

8 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Export Panel in Bridge CC missing after upgrade..


Why did Adobe remove the Export Panel in Bridge CC? This was THE most important feature for me in Bridge CS6. Please put it back, or tell me how I can swiftly export hundreds of photos in two clicks to .jpeg WITHOUT having to open them in Photoshop CC.

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3.1K Points

8 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Bridge CC : When will Adobe release a much-needed update to the AOM?.


When will Adobe release a much-needed update to the Adobe Output Module for Bridge? This is the GREATEST FRUSTRATION I have with Adobe. The fact you DROPPED a feature without a replacement, and that we've been whining forever for an updated version of the Module for years anyway. PLEASE!!!

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70 Points

This is CC they are in control ALL THE TIME we should not have to download files and unzip files and copy all they should have to do is update program and at the most tell us to down load a new version or it updates automallicy happy I have CS6 on my system aslo

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4.3K Points

I totally agree: I feel that it is essential that the AOM should be fully integrated and incorporated into a new Build of Bridge CC and uploaded to the Cloud for Subscribers ASAP.

The current method for installing AOM is too confusing for many people and leads to incorrect installations.

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3.1K Points

8 y ago

But this new Output Module must be installed manually, tediously, and results in an i/o error—even when processing a single file.

What would be refreshing and Modern would be to generate new CSS/HTML (non-flash) versions of the Slideshows in a new and improved AOM, and not require or compel users to purchase PRO Behance accounts for uploading online portfolios.

This is really a step backward, isn't it?

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3.1K Points

8 y ago

It's FIXED, but still requires the manually install.
Working, but not implemented simply, automatically, correctly yet for the user.

Go here for the fix.
Make sure you get the NEW fix—the old one yielded "I/O" errors on Macintosh, at least.