Bridge: Display transparent images without the current white background.

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I would like to can browse all transparent images as they are and not with a white background. The more important the image shape, the more disturbing the current background.

Thanks, Michael
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Anthony JF

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Yeah, I joined photoshop thinking there I could make images with transparent backgrounds.
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Colorwaves

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To create images with transparent background is not a problem. You simply need the right file format, e.g. png or other. The problem is only the display in Bridge, where an every transparent part is displayed white.
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I'd like to be able to choose the background color (mostly want black or white) to use (or check boxes) for the transparency in bridge
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In addition: allow us to explicitly search for "silhouetted" images, or sort the images: transparent/non transparent.
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NANCY MCCLURE

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Bridge feature request. It was requested many times on the prior Forum. Please display transparency on Thumbnails in Bridge. OK, so the checkerboard doesn't scale. Give me an option other than white and show in the "details" section whether there is a transparency mask (along with pixel dimensions, etc.)

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Bridge: Display transparency on Thumbnails in Bridge.
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Yes, it might be very useful, especially when one uses white elements on transparency.
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Yeah - this is really important to me too if I am to continue to use Bridge as part of my daily workflow.

It would be really useful if the Bridge team would consider this - I'm sure they're really under pressure with tons of other requests, and just general development of Bridge, but please please add this to the big list (somewhere near the top :) )

Thanks!
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I have tons of PNG's that use transparency where the only color is white. But since white is the background and bridge, the whole thumbnail is white! I can't tell what the image is!

This is the reason I refuse to use Bridge. At least Windows File Explorer will let me see the images.
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On WIndows I use Xnview now for browsing local image folders.

It's very configurable and just does the job for me.

There's even an explorer context menu 'Browse with Xnview'.

It's totally free, too. :]
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Brandon Little

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Ah, that's helpful. Though we can't expect an expensive product to work as well as a FREE one, can we?

(A year after your comment...still no fix for Bridge)
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Bridge: Could Bridge display transparent files such as white logos in PNG format?....

Bridge: is there a reason it can not thumbnail transparent PNG files?

For the amount of White logos I have, I really wish that Bridge could do this.

Is there anyone else out there that would like to have this option?
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NANCY MCCLURE

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I observe that my original request for this was several years ago. Still highly needed... In fact, I'm dong more app GUIs, so I need it more than ever!
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Brandon Little

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Still nothin'? You'd think a program whose sole function is to display files would be able to manage this. Bridge just became even MORE useless to me.
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I want it too!! :)
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Ilya Kiselev

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It's not just useful, it's vital for a non-photographers! How could I work with a white png asset image in Bridge? The answer is - nohow. It will be displayd as a white brick...
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pretty stupid eh?

Adobe at its best right there!

Don't expect them to address it let alone fix it either.
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Brandon Little

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Yeah, they won't address it. Kinda sucks, but they won't.

YO!!!! ADOBE!!! HELLO???? A really great reply right now would be "Yes, we hear you and we're working on a fix in the next release of Bridge, making it even more useful to you all."
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LOL

I'd put Money on this not being fixed in the update/version.
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Brandon Little

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Bah, Chris, you're just saying that because this discussion was started over 4 years ago and they've never done anything about this obvious glaring oversight.

I mean, just because Adobe has ignored us for so long doesn't mean they won't make a complete reversal of course and change their typical approach to...yeah, I can't even finish my own sentence.
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Hey all,

I came across an oldie but a good program Called ACDSee.

It's a very good alternative to Bridge. It's not with out its CONS though.
Doesn't preview EPS, ai, and PDF files.

But what it does do is Preview Transparent PNG files as.... TRANSPARENT images!

Not only that, but the Folder Tree Panel on the left works with the Magic Mouse.

It's not a solution for me... as i Still need EPS PDF and AI files... but works with just about every other file. This might work for some of you.

Here's hoping a 4 year old complaint eventually gets recognized.
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Curt Jackson

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Amusing that this conversation is still going on. :)

Try XNview I mentioned above (>2 years ago). It's been updated with a version called XNview MP, and is available for OSX and Linux as well as Windows. It previews AI, PS, EPS etc

Not sure how magic mouse works so don't know if it'll do what ACDSee does for you, but I deemed it worth mentioning.

http://www.xnview.com/en/xnviewmp/#do...
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Amusing that this conversation is still going on 2 years AFTER you comment on how long the conversation has been going on.  By the way, it still the same.
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Frank Hauschild

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Amusing? I find this unbelievable.
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Curt Jackson

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I think if I had to rely on Bridge I would feel different about this, but I've moved on of course :)
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Frank Hauschild

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Thank god we both do not have to rely on Bridge :-)
But for Adobe, a company which is solely focused on graphic software, this is really shameful.
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Adobe has informed me that a new bridge is coming soon (read this post)

I really hope this old and too obvious topic will be solved soon.
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That is great news, but I'll believe it when I see it.

XnVeiwMP and ACDSee are good alternatives but they too have their draw backs.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Bridge should have more options for displaying transparency.

I use Bridge to view all kinds of files, not just images (we're a video & animation company, so we ideally need to use it to view any file that the other applications in the suite can use). One massive shortcoming of Bridge at the moment is its lack of support for alpha channels - it shows transparency as white, so any files (eg logos) which are white on a transparent background just appear as pure white. It would be great to have an After Effects-style "toggle chessboard" button which showed transparency as either a chessboard, or some other colour that you could specify.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Bridge: Please make an option for transparent images to have a checker background....

Bridge is awesome tool, but without able to see if an image has an alpha background or not makes it worthless for choosing images for InDesign layout and web design.