Lightroom: Show/Reveal in Bridge

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I'm currently using LR to manage my photos, but use bridge to manage my design documents. Quite frequently I need to move/copy files to new folders or put images onto a server for others to access or various other tasks etc etc. Moving these is quite easy in bridge as I have favorites set up, or my right click > copy too has a recent folder I need etc.

There is however not an easy way to get to the folder in bridge via lightroom. So I can find stuff in lightoom, and easily right click to 'show in finder' but not right click to show in bridge. So I have to find where an image is in LR, then find the folder path in bridge.

Can you add an 'show image in bridge' option to the context menu?
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Steve Gandy

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I agree. Bridge is still a viable interface for file/folder manipulation.  However, I think another idea would be to have a "Organize" mode within  Lightroom.
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Creative Flexipads

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You can do some file moving inside LR, or export to folders etc already, but I use Bridge to move/label pdfs, .ais, photoshop files etc - there'd be a lot to reinvent for an organise mode for my useage!
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Steve Gandy

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Sure, you can move things in Lr but the interface is really retarded! I don't think that adding a fully feature file browser would be that hard to implement. It is already half there. They would just need to add a double paned view of the file structure.
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john beardsworth

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I agree.

For now, look up my OpenDirectly plugin which allows you to go directly to Bridge. It's completely free for one external app.

John
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Still a somewhat irritating system compared to a native right click option, but so much faster then doing it manually - cheers John!
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For Mac users, an alternative is to drag  files from Lightroom and drop them on Bridge in the dock. If Lr is in full screen mode, this won't work.

And it won't work on Windows because Adobe still haven't enabled drag and drop from Lightroom on Windows. It's a Lightroom problem, not a Windows one.