Photoshop: More font-sorting options (Custom Folders, Color Coding) (Font-type folders like Font Expolorer Pro sets - Implemented)

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i've loaded about 1'683 fonts... (more or less) in fontexplorer Pro i made beautiful sets (folders) to organise all of them. I sorted them by type (serif, sans-serif, pixel, whatsoever) it would be an major advantage that those folder or similar ones would appear in the font-lists.. because the alphabetical order is ok. but with too many fonts activated it's so boring to type you through the abc instead of check all fonts of a similar kind...
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Juan Vela

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Please add a way to categorize the fonts in Photoshop. I want to be able to create categories for all my fonts, like Grunge fonts, Handwritting, Linotype, Serious, Funny, Antique, etc. The list of font I currently have is so extensive that is hard to remember which fonts I have used in the past. If I had them by category it would be much faster. The idea is when I go to the font list, I will see first my 10 or 20 categories instead of 2000 fonts disorganized (or sorted out alphabetically).

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Font Listing by Category.
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William Summers

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Great idea. I'd actually like to have this functionality built into Bridge and based off tags that waterfall through all of my Adobe applications. It would be great to have a field to type in custom text and see it in the Preview window of Bridge with the selected font applied.

Being able to apply descriptive tags like Juan Vela suggested and then even giving out star ratings to the fonts would make it a snap to search through a huge library of fonts across all of my apps like Photoshop, Illustrator, or After Effects.

Even better would be the ability to add fonts into Smart Collections or tag them to specific projects as you begin the proposal phase or style guide exploration at the beginning of a project.

Bridge is such an underrated and powerful tool. I'd love to be able to use it with my font collections!
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100% agree! I think Bridge would be the best place for a professional font management. Classes, Groups, Folders, Keywords, Tags and so on, of course accompanied by professional browsing features, hence the ability to see fonts in real and standard/sample contexts and so on.

I suggest to add diverse classical categories and other classes and keywords used by Adobe itself - Adobe would automatically classify an every font on our computer - and also offer a good way to create and customize our own classes as we need.

I also think that Bridge is a very important tool for CS users, but I really miss a professional font management. As I think: Bridge is the place for that!

Thanks, Michael