Bridge: I still desire a dark surround on image reviews, and this is no longer possible.

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In Bridge CC 2017 and before, there one could full-screen preview images (space bar) with a black surround (a preference set under "Interface").

It was independent of CC2017's Dark, light, medium, etc. overall look.

Problem: In Bridge CC2019 (October 2018) this ability has been removed. So, while I prefer a lighter overall interface, I still desire a dark surround on image reviews, and this is no longer possible.

Please bring it back. Isn't it silly to have removed it?
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Rick Burress

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David Converse

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This is almost certainly a result of switching frameworks for the new UI. Settings are completely different and its now tied to the overall theme.
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David Ulrich

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Interface Background color in Bridge and Camera Raw..

I have been a regular Photoshop user since 1991 and am a photographer and color correction specialist. I am dismayed that you can no longer create a custom color interface in Adobe Bridge and new versions of ACR. It is important for my workflow to have a consistent 18% grey throughout my entire process from Bridge to ACR to Photoshop. Currently, only PS allows for a custom color background. Bridge and ACR have removed that option in recent versions. Please reinstate those options if at all possible! Thanks, David Ulrich
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Camera Raw has never had an option for "Custom" background/apron color. I'll make that part of this a feature request
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Separating out separate request for Camera Raw team

Please reference the new conversation here: Camera Raw: Ability to specify "Custom" background/apron color
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That was enough to change title only as the content is exactly the same :)
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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I wanted to add his vote for the Bridge issue.
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Rick Burress

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Jeffrey Tranberry, compare Bridge 2018 and 2019 preference: interface. The removed feature will be obvious.
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Rick Burress

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The "Transparency Grid" is not the answer to my initial post.

See the attached photo for the missing options in 2019 which are affecting my "surround" color when previewing the images.

It used to be independent of the interface shade options.

Now, in 2019, it is wholly dependent on the interface shading, so that one cannot choose a light interface, and still get a dark gray or a black surround during preview.


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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Bridge interface image backdrop color customization.

Bridge CC (v9) does not allow you to view images on pure black or white background (RGB 0, 0, 0 or 255, 255, 255). I work for a large retailer's ecom department and our site, like most websites, are still using white backgrounds. Being able to see our images on white before they go live is the quickest, easiest way to evaluate the consistency of background values in our ecom images. Even if a website is using a different background color, it is highly advantageous to be able to customize the Image Backdrop (as it was called in Bridge v8). I was hoping the interface customization options would expand, not decrease, in the Bridge v9 release. Adobe, please make Bridge more like Photoshop, and allow the user to change the image backdrop so creative professionals can tailor your tools to support our wide variety of creative assignments.

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I agree completely. I have needed to revert back to Bridge v8 for custom background selection for all my prepress work for this very reason that interface customization options have decreased, not expanded. 
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please insert this function back. i need to verify a lot white background photos on a white thumbnail background
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David Converse

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You realize that you can't actually see whether a background is pure 255?
Open a file with a white background in Photoshop. Add a Levels adjustment layer and drag the black slider all the way to the left. Duplicate. Now look at 100%.
Anything not pure white will be obvious.
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Joseph Webb

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? Yeah you can. If the background is actually 255 white, then the subject in the image (model, product, etc.) will just be floating on the image backdrop area of Bridge. The fact that you cannot set the image backdrop to be 255 white in Bridge v9.x is the problem. No one wants to open all their images in PS to verify that the subject is on a ground of 255 white. I mean, my studio only runs 3 on-model bays 3-4 days a week and I still have to review ~1500 selects before I pass to retouching. I can't imagine having to open that many files in PS just to look at them on a white image backdrop to make sure the white in each individual file is good. That's why I still have all the computers in my studio running Bridge v8.1
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David Converse

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I do product photography for a living and you can't rely on looking at the image against a Bridge window.
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Francesco Farinato

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everyone has his methods, thanks. 
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Francesco Farinato

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David Converse

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I'm not arguing that we need a better UI. Just the given reason.
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Official Response
Thank you for sharing your feedback.
We are working on making these improvements for future releases of Adobe Bridge.

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Francesco Farinato

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Thank you so much