Bridge: Restore Export Panel In Bridge

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Why was the Export Panel dropped from Bridge CC? The Export to Disk is an incredible time saving routine, especially for those of us who find the Light Room catalog structure underwhelming, and instead use Photoshop and Bridge.

The Bridge CC Tools > Photoshop > Image Processor is a work around, but is now where near as clean, flexible, and fast.

Why was it dropped from Bridge CC?

Here is a screen shot from Bridge CS6:
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Dan Clements

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Posted 5 years ago

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Inge Johnson

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I agree 2,000%! The Save to drive feature is an important element in my workflow. It's insane that they removed it!

As a professional sporting events photographer I find Lightroom quite frustrating to use. There are as different types of photographers as there are people. For some, Lightroom is the Bees Knees, for others Photoshop/CameraRAW and Bridge is the right tool, for both processing and archiving. I am in the latter group.

It would make my life much easier if I didn't have to go back to Br CS5 to use the Save to Drive feature.

Adobe, please can you re-instate this feature in Bridge CC!
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Christian

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Yes it was a very good funktion, need it Back

There are many user that used it every day.

http://forums.adobe.com/message/5558327
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Paul Riggott

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For creating jpgs of 1024px or less it was lightning fast!
That is why I wrote a script to do some of the functionally. "Bridge Processor"
This is for Windows ONLY, it can be downloaded from..http://www.ps-bridge-scripts.talktalk...
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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You can install the Output Module in Bridge CC. Instructions here:

http://helpx.adobe.com/bridge/kb/inst...
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Steffen Urban

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Like others commented, we are not talking about the OUTPUT module. We are talking about the EXPORT module!!!
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Anna Vyazemskaya

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+1. Need EXPORT module. To easily extract jpeg's out of RAW-files. How simple is that?
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Josh Mayes

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C'mon Jeffrey, as a Chief Customer Advocate, won't you please do some advocating on our behalf! The EXPORT module (not OUTPUT) was essential to my workflow and served its simple purpose perfectly (specifically the Save to Hard Drive options). The current workarounds are cumbersome and tie up programs wasting valuable time. Yes, Lightroom does a good job, maybe better in some respects, but that doesn't help if you are not working on photography. What about for web designers, who need to quickly save JPEGs at various sizes? You simply can't beat the drag & drop functionality which was apparently stripped without explanation. Please revisit this issue and help bring back this critical functionality we have paid for and expect from Bridge. See further discussion of Output vs. Export module complaints here...
http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...?
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Paul Riggott

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That is the wrong module Jeffrey! It is the EXPORT module not the Output. See Dan's picture above.
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Christian

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Jeffrey: It is slower and not comfortable, and with the old Bridge you needed only one side heigth or width to make jpg with the Image Processor you need both! So You must sort the pics before... by aspect ratio
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Image Process or supports running actions, so you could use the Fit Image command (or conditional actions) to handle portrait or landscape aspect ratios.
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Jeffrey,
As Paul already stated, the export panel is a different module. I don't say it was a good module because it needed improvement but it was the only way to let Bridge do the work on it's own. You can write actions in PS and also use Image Processor but both needs PS to fulfill this task.

The power of the export module was that you could let run Bridge in the background while continuing working in PS on other things.

Instead of improving the export module Adobe decided to dump it. Without a proper replacement this is not the correct way to get customer satisfaction.

When people buy an upgrade they expect at least improvement of existing features or replacement of existing features with better functionality.

The Adobe Output Module was key for many users, something Adobe did clearly not understand otherwise they would have kept it in CC or listened to many users asking for improvement of the AOM. Dumping it caused a lot of trouble for many users, including problems with installing the separate download for AOM.

Synchronized windows was key for users with a 2 monitor set up, yet it also disappeared from CC. Mini Bridge was promising in CS4, screwed up in CS5 and never been developed to the key feature it could be for not only Suite users but also PS users needing access to a lot of files.

Bridge needs a lot of attention and this has not been the case since CS4, almost no improvement nor good working features added, and on top of this dumping key features users rely on without offering proper alternatives.

I can imagine the disappointment because by now I'm one of those disappointed people, despite all my FR and other ideas still nothing seems to change for Bridge.

Please surprise us with a stunning Bridge CC2!!
regards
Omke
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Anna Vyazemskaya

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Josh Mayes

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Scratching my head at the cost to maintain argument. Does it really cost a lot to maintain functionality that has already been developed and worked just fine? It was much easier to setup and use than the other solutions I have tried like Image Processor, Batch Actions, ACR's Save Image..., even Lightroom's Export. Bridge is the place where it makes the most sense to me to grab a set of files, and simply drag them to a preset, then click Go, and let the files magically process, all while you are still able to do other work. Maybe it was the Adobe staff that had low usage or understanding of this tool. For me, it worked beautifully. I would only be more upset if you took away batch renaming! Perhaps if the usage of the tool was limited, it was only because people didn't realize it was there. At least let us install it separately like the Output module (although I would prefer they both be simply included again). Thank you for your consideration!
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PLEASE bring back the export panel. This has nothing to do with the output module!
I have to go back to Bridge CS6 for that reason!
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mooncaine

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Still using CS6 for this. It's 5th of May 2016.
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Christian

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Stefan Klein:

Yes whats the best way, Bridge CS6 for that reason!
But what is if Adobe change it not in the future ?
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Jeffrey Tranberry,

Thank you for your module.
But Output Workspace doesn't appear in my environment.
I installed your file on
/Library/Application\ Support/Adobe/Bridge\ CC\ Extensions
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And I permitted to write on this folder.

Also, I reseted the Workplace and I tried to deleted the
!!-$$$AdobeOutputModule.workspace file. But it didn't exist.

Mac OS X 10.8.5
Bridge CC
Locale: Japanese
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Michel Carrier

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Adobe, please can you re-instate export panel in Bridge CC!
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Ayal Shapira

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please..... bring it bak!, this is the only reason i didn't upgrade to the cloud i rely on it for my workflow, i cant have photoshop busy on rendering my clients photos. in need it active and the render in the background.
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Indeed. Please restore this post-haste.
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Cory Barlow

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Please restore the Bridge export panel..


The export panel in Bridge has been removed. Please restore it ASAP, it's a critical part of my workflow. Thanx.
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Birendra Bajracharya

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..give us back our fav.Export Panel In Bridge CC please !
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Jens Gaethje

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I am astonished how often Adobe answers with the Output module to the Export panel question (not just here). It seems they did not even know they put it into Bridge in the first place.
Please Adobe, if your developers accidentally created the Export Panel, tell them it was a great little feature, cherished and now missed by many.
Plus people actually spent time creating presets, which you rendered useless.
J
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They know. Clearly they don't want to do it. When you can influence a purchasing decision at your company, keep that in mind. I do.
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Bill Williams

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Hello, one more vote for restoring the Export panel. I was shocked to see it and the Output module gone in Bridge CC. As a full-time commercial photographer I need to output the files I edit in bridge to my clients. So I am back to CS6 and considering canceling my CC subscription, why pay more for less, this is unbelievable.
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Is this resolved yet. It's breaking my head in having to do everything manually. Or quitting everything CC and opening CS6 (just keeping it installed for this one reason is ridiculous) just to render my developed images to disk
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Me too, need the Export module/panel. I wouldn't like to use Image Processor each time (I just don't want two programs be busy with one task).
The best export dialogue Adobe has developed is actually appearing in Lightroom, but Lightroom cannot export files with metadata was changed in another program. Manually clicking on each photograph to change metadata isn't an option either.
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Because of this I go back and forth between CC and CS6, madness! And even Capture NX2 is faster. Why should I use CC when CS6 is better? Professional photographers need to output the photos they work on in (the excellent) ACR. And no, I don't want to use LR to do this.
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Jeffrey:

Don't know if you are still monitoring this conversation, but if you are, would it be possible to let us know if Adobe plans to include the export panel in Bridge CC, or a future version of Bridge CC?

Looks like most folks, me included, are continuing to work with Bridge CS6, instead of Bridge CC because of this issue. As mentioned, it takes me about 40% longer to use the Photoshop imaging approach with Bridge CC.

Thanks,

Dan Clements
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I too have had to keep Bridge CS6 around for this purpose, which is a problem with newer RAW files. Also, I am keeping Fireworks CS6 also, because that too was deemed unessential in the Adobe product lineup. Never mind that my entire web design workflow and maintenance of existing websites depends on it. I will save that rant for another day/forum. Ugh.
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I purchased the lightroom and photoshop package for several reason including the need for the export file part and now find its not there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Mike Udin

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Me too, need the Export module/panel. I wouldn't like to use Image Processor each time (I just don't want two programs be busy with one task).
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I also vote for bringing back this feature!!
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gospodin mojaimja

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you should start a site where we can subcripe when the feature is back.
Going back is not an option on my MacRetina
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JoeS

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Will somone of the Adobe Team please give us a hint? Can we expect the Export Panel to come back?
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Matthew Cline

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Please bring the EXPORT module back to Bridge, Adobe! I foolishly got excited about Jeffrey's link to install the Output module, before realizing it is not at all what I or any of the other people here want.

IMHO...

1) Image Processor cannot replace the previous Export feature in Bridge as it is slow and ties up Photoshop so that I can't edit while exporting.

2) Lightroom, in all it's glory and plethora of export functionality, is just too cumbersome for my workflow. I do not need a catalog, I just need a simple tool to browse thumbnails and quickly export RAW files and Photoshop files to JPG.
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I would like to add my voice to the clamor for the EXPORT panel in Bridge CC. I spent hours trying to properly install the output panel only to be presented with a tool I don't use.