Bridge users: Please take a short survey

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Pedro Marques

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I can't access the first link...

Have you put this survey on the scripts bridge forum?
I think it would be important.
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Chris Cox

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Seems that the URL for the article changed slightly, try http://blogs.adobe.com/jlockman/2015/...
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Ann Shelbourne

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I filled in your Survey (in considerable detail) several months ago but have received no feed-back whatsoever.

Bridge is an absolutely essential part of my workflow (because I use Adobe apps for far more than digital camera work!) and it is in long-overdue for both an Update and an expansion of its capabilities.

There seems to be an idea that Lightroom is an alternative to Bridge?

It is NOT: Lr is completely useless for anyone who uses an extended number of the Adobe range of products for Press and other production work.

Can we hope to see any progress in the further development of Bridge in the reasonably near future?
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Chris Cox

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Sorry about the lack of feedback - we got a lot more results than expected.
But the survey results were very helpful in communicating the demand for Bridge and how Bridge is used by a very wide variety of Adobe customers.

Yes, people who don't actually use Bridge or Lightroom tend to get hung up on "they both show grids of images" and fail to appreciate the huge differences between the two applications. The survey results should help explain that within Adobe.
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Pedro Marques

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Thanks Chris, really appreciate to hear some feed-back about this survey. I was worried reading people answers regarding their lack of Bridge usage, despite their lack of scripting capabilities...

Bridge for my big retouchers team, is the only place where we can add new scripts without having users to update (avoiding admin privileges, etc). We use auto updated central scripts on 'Open' startup listener on photoshop and bridge.
I can't be precise, but if I could make a preview about the decrease on our productivity/efficiency team I can say it would go down about 30%.
These days, we are shooting around 5000 images/day: that would be meaning less 1500 images/day (4 to 5 photo editors/day editing around 300 products).

I hope that Bridge could be even better in future (this don't necessarily means 'cloud', html5, etc).
My team of photographers uses Lightroom, but the quality checkin/out team and the photo editing team don't. They really are much more productive using our Bridge + our bridge scripts.
Last thing: Be careful about keeping ESTK and scriptUI available. HTML5 would be great but if it means to install third party plugins/extensions, it would impact negatively on the fast user script update on big teams.

What is Bridge for me?
    - 85% human error reduction;

    - direct link to my team over our inner libraries;

    - platform where I can study and test new ideas to help my team;

    - the base where I collect team individual productivity data, having each individual access his history line-chart on his KPI's and team KPI's;

    - error automatic duplicate product detection (connected with our own app);

    - the sky is the limit;


An image only to show what most people has somehow not used to see:



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Ann Shelbourne

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Great that so many responded to the survey.

Bridge is actually the axis around which all of the Adobe applications orbit. It is the glue which binds everything together and which makes the experience of working with this integrated family of products so pleasurable and efficient.

For me Bridge is essential (and I could not do my work without it) — but it does desperately now need to be strengthened and updated!
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KZNHPI Museum Services

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It would be great if we can do another survey update like this again so that the community can make additional recommendations and share their workflow processes. DAM is ever growing and Bridge needs to evolve with it.