Bridge: Add an Histograms Panel

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A missing important Bridge feature is the immediate view of the image's histogram (as Lightroom or others software), the graphical representation of the tonal distribution in a digital image.

I recently developed this missing feature: a Bridge extension script that creates a panel showing the current image histogram.

I tested only with: Windows XP/Windows 7 and Adobe Bridge CS5 (, CS5.1 ( (PSCS5 32/64bit)

The project is available at or

I know that there are several limits, specially in performance, because the module interacts with Photoshop's engine to calculate histogram image: a better future solution could take advantage of the direct call to the API's of the photoshop's library aif_ogl.dll.

I hope this is useful work for better integrating and developing the final solution in the next Bridge version.


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Mauro Dalfreddo

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Posted 7 years ago

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Paeter Illman

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yes i think a histogram is crucial!

i really wonder why adobe bridge, even in CS6, has no build in histogram. :(

every freeware viewer has a histogram.
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Dennis Bishop

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I shoot tons of HDRs. Generally, I'll bracket with nine exposures and decide, later, which to use in tone mapping. As it is, I just judge from the appearance of the previews in Bridge. It would be much better to be able to find which are clipped on the left and right to decide which exposures to tone map.
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Larry Jordan

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I would love to use your script, but it does not appear to work with the CS6 version of Bridge. Do you have a CS6 version?
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Joe Schmoe

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CS6 suppport would be great!
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Stephane Francq

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Please --> CS6
A big thank you