Add a brush browser/viewer to Photoshop or Bridge?

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I have loads of custom brushes and it is incredibly frustrating having to load a brush pack into a library only to see that's not the right one, manually delete it from the library (or leave it there and have a million of brushes loaded) and repeat everything over and over.
I think it would be so useful if one would be able to see a preview of a brush set before loading in into a libary. 

Or at least be able to see an actual thumbnail of brush tip in Bridge.
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Dunja Danial

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Yves Crausaz

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It's a good idea, could be extended to the gradient too, it often difficult to know which file to reload!

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Kukurykus

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You mean all brushes from one set (.abr file) seen in baloon while hovering it?
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Yves Crausaz

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It will be very good, because currently we will seek haphazardly!


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Max Johnson, Champion

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I agree! Bridge would be an excellent way to view brush, gradient, and swatch files as if they were sub-folders with thumbnail views!
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Kepa de Gamboa

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I mentioned that years ago (2014) https://forums.adobe.com/thread/248068 and for the moment no case ... we now have more luck.

 You have my vote
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Kukurykus

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That link you posted doesn't work, can you repost it?

btw a week ago I solved a problem from other theard you started:

https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/indicate-the-brush-and-configuration-used-in-...

If you are interested to try out that could you leave me here a nicname you use on:

regular Adobe Photoshop forum
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Kepa de Gamboa

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Yes, apparently I have put the link wrong ... this is the correct one.

 https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1381250

Anyway, I think that at the time I didn't know how to put it in the right place. Anyway, the idea is similar to Dunja's.

Regarding your second part of the comment ... sorry I have been involved and it has happened to me, now I look at it.