Photoshop/Bridge: Is there a way of specifying my own trash folder?

  • 2
  • Question
  • Updated 2 years ago
  • (Edited)
Is there a way of specifying my own trash folder in PS & Bridge. This would be really useful, as in my workflow I create a new set of folders for each job and one of them is always for rejects. Rejects can sometimes be very useful at a later date, so it would be great to have the facility to designate this folder for trash (rejects) for each specific job I do. I don't think this is currently possible?
Photo of Darren Filkins

Darren Filkins

  • 1 Post
  • 0 Reply Likes

Posted 2 years ago

  • 2
Photo of Cristen Gillespie

Cristen Gillespie

  • 2017 Posts
  • 700 Reply Likes
It's not good enough for you to mark them in Bridge as Rejects, then filter on that afterwards and move them all at once into a folder of your choice? Unless a script will do it (scripts appear to do most things) I don't know of any way we can designate a folder for our rejects. So maybe this workaround will help, since I doubt very much they'll do anything with this particular request anytime soon. They still haven't got the worst of the worst fixed yet in Bridge.
Photo of Kukurykus


  • 664 Posts
  • 183 Reply Likes
I think it's possible, but tell us more like:

- you mean one 'Reject' folder for all rejected files set in some other folder?

- you'd like 'Reject' folder was created as a subfolder of current folder where you set some file(s) as rejected?

- maybe you'd like to set some folder you are working in to accept all rejected files to go immediately to 'Reject' folder that would be created by some command before you start your job?
Photo of David Converse

David Converse

  • 908 Posts
  • 264 Reply Likes
You could easily (well, you could) write a script to accomplish this. "Move to reject folder" and either choose a folder and save that location for a specific job or have a standardized reject folder name.

I'd write a metadata tag (say, IPTC Core->Job identifier) and then associate a reject folder for that tag. Create a contextual menu item and ask for the folder location the first time you invoke it.