Bridge: Restore Export Panel In Bridge

  • 66
  • Idea
  • Updated 3 weeks ago
  • Implemented
  • (Edited)
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:
Photo of Dan Clements

Dan Clements

  • 8 Posts
  • 5 Reply Likes

Posted 6 years ago

  • 66
Photo of Suzanne Clements

Suzanne Clements

  • 2 Posts
  • 5 Reply Likes
Oh no! So I've got to keep both versions of bridge now. :P This is the suck. Come on Adobe, first you yank the HTML options from Illustrator Save for Web from CS6 and now this? Please give us a way to add it back, output is NOT the same thing. I shoot stock and portrait etc. I need to be able to quickly export various sizes, input meta data, and save to specific (and consistent) locations). None of the current features appear to do this as efficiently as the Export module.
Photo of Stephan Michel

Stephan Michel

  • 2 Posts
  • 4 Reply Likes
I need this feature
Photo of Klaas De Loose

Klaas De Loose

  • 6 Posts
  • 10 Reply Likes
Please give the us the export panel back! I need it every day!
Photo of john Morrison

john Morrison

  • 3 Posts
  • 6 Reply Likes
Shocked to learn the export panel is missing in CC it was great for ease and convenience. I don't want to use a Lightroom database or have to open Photoshop for such an essential task, one that the export panel performed with elegance. BRING IT BACK ADOBE!
Photo of Catalin Petolea

Catalin Petolea

  • 2 Posts
  • 4 Reply Likes
Like everyone here and probably countless other users, I need the Export panel. Please bring it back!
Photo of Peter Blacksberg

Peter Blacksberg

  • 14 Posts
  • 14 Reply Likes
Agreed. Worked with digital images since 1981. Photoshop user since inception. Bridge is an efficient tool - with the EXPORT FUNCTION intact which streamlines USERS... It is NOT a LR or PS replacement, but a fast professional file viewing environment. ADOBE if you read this and the other comments PLEASE restore and enhance this necessary function.
Respectfully Commented,

Peter A Blacksberg
RIT 1975
Photo of David Aldrich

David Aldrich

  • 1 Post
  • 4 Reply Likes
I just started using CC bridge and found out "export function" didn't exist. I use it on the imac at school and is part of the digital photography class process. I spent a long time with "Bridge support" on the phone, even uninstalling and re-installing bridge. The techs conclusion was there was something wrong with my computer and I should take it to Apple to get it fixed. The Apple consultant said there was nothing wrong with my computer and found this thread for me.

ADOBE, TRAIN YOUR PEOPLE AND PUT THE EXPORT PANEL BACK IN THE CC VERSION OF BRIDGE!!!
Photo of Inge Johnson

Inge Johnson

  • 2 Posts
  • 6 Reply Likes
I found a work-around that works for me. I throw all the photos I want to reduce in size into a collections folder if they are from different folders. I highlight all these photos and use Image Processor to process them to the size I want and into the folder on my drive that I want.

Go to Tools/Photoshop/Image Processor.

I don't miss the Export Panel now.

Hope this helps.
Photo of Matthew Cline

Matthew Cline

  • 6 Posts
  • 14 Reply Likes
Inge - Thanks for taking the time to comment, but this suggestion has already been made. We are all familiar with the Image Processor functionality, but do not at all see it as a replacement for the now missing Export Panel in Bridge.

The Image Processor:

a) processes the images much more slowly than the Bridge export function, as it opens and closes every image individually in Photoshop, and

b) keeps us from using Photoshop while the images are processing.

As of the current, I am using Lightroom for exports as it allows me to continue to use Photoshop while exporting. But, as I mentioned earlier, I don't consider that a solution either.
Photo of Jens Gaethje

Jens Gaethje

  • 9 Posts
  • 6 Reply Likes
See below for a workaround without Image Processor.
Photo of Jens Gaethje

Jens Gaethje

  • 9 Posts
  • 6 Reply Likes
My dear friends and Co-sufferers from Adobes non response to this issue.
There is a way that solves the above issues without having to use Lightroom!!
The Camera Raw plugin that comes with Photoshop and Bridge can be called from both programs AND can be called by both at the same time.

So here we go:

1. Select ALL the photos you want to export (applies to jpg, tif, and RAW). You may create a collection called "Export" for this matter.

2. hit command +R (open in Camera Raw) and on the top left hit "select all"

3. click "save images" at the bottom left and you are presented a comprehensive save dialogue. Do all your settings, an hit save.

4. While Camera RAW is working, click "done" at the bottom right to go back to Bridge..

5. Raw Smart Filter, while Bridge keeps saving your files in the Background :-)

Additional Tipps:

You can save your settings (size, format, target folder) under "New save Options preset ..." in the preset menu at the top of the save dialogue.

You can call the camera Raw plugin again from Bridge, while it is saving in the Background, either develop or create an additional export chain. I had 3 CR plugins working at the same time.

You can use a tool called "social folders" (free with limit on number of photos) which connects to your social media (and more) accounts and have a folder that is linked to Facebook for example . Create a preset and you can post to your Facebook right from Bridge (Camera Raw).

I do not know the speed difference to the old Export Panel, but hey, you're free to keep editing while exporting!

I hope this saves the day for someone out there, it did for me :-)
Jens

Tested on a 250 Photos mix of Raws and jpgs, 5.26 GB all together, saving from external drive to internal, while using Camera Raw smart filter in PS and developing Raws in Bridge at the same time.

PS and Bridge CC, MacMini i7 (Yep, it makes the fan go round)
Photo of Josh Mayes

Josh Mayes

  • 12 Posts
  • 9 Reply Likes
Really? You can open 250 RAW files in ACR simultaneously? I never open more than 10 or so, or my machine starts to really suffer. I appreciate your suggestion and have been doing this in small batches myself, but this workaround still does not compare to drag and drop functionality of the Export panel. :(
Photo of Suzanne Clements

Suzanne Clements

  • 2 Posts
  • 5 Reply Likes
Jens you are a genius! I just noticed that save button earlier today and thought hmmmm I wonder if this would get me around that nasty process feature. Tomorrow, I am going to give it a shot. Thank you thank you thank you :D
Photo of Jens Gaethje

Jens Gaethje

  • 9 Posts
  • 6 Reply Likes
You're welcome. Hope it'll work for you.
Cheers,
Jens
Photo of Klaas De Loose

Klaas De Loose

  • 6 Posts
  • 10 Reply Likes
Although this is a great solution, I feel sorry to say that I don't share your enthusiasm. Mainly because I use the export function for lots and lots of eps and Illustrator files.
Photo of Jens Gaethje

Jens Gaethje

  • 9 Posts
  • 6 Reply Likes
Hi Klaas,
Yes this is a solution for photographers that need to batch convert their jogs, tifs and Raws with the develop settings.
In case you do not need the Adobe Camera Raw develop settings, would there not be a third party program out there that does the job.
If you are on a Mac, Preview should convert them to jpg and you can set up Automator to do the job by setting up a folder action, meaning you throw your eps and ais into a folder and they automatically get converted to jpg.
This depends on the Illustrator version i guess, have not used it much lately. But before i used Bridge i did all my file conversions on system/finder level with Automator.

hope you find a solution for your needs.
Photo of Klaas De Loose

Klaas De Loose

  • 6 Posts
  • 10 Reply Likes
Dear Jens,

Thanx for your suggestions. I work on PC and there used to be a third party plugin for older versions of bridge so I was very happy to see that Adobe in the newer version (cs6) created their own export panel - fantastic - until they left it out again in cc....

greetz,
Klaas
Photo of Jens Gaethje

Jens Gaethje

  • 9 Posts
  • 6 Reply Likes
Yep, the export panel was fantastic. I have not seen any response from Adobe why they took it out. Nowhere. It starts making me think that they stole the code and someone found out and they had to take it out again. Now they are ashamed and pretend it never existed. Well, just a theory. :)
Photo of Josh Mayes

Josh Mayes

  • 12 Posts
  • 9 Reply Likes
Interesting theory, better than the official response. ;)
Photo of krista newbill

krista newbill

  • 1 Post
  • 0 Reply Likes
I am very disappointed in the new CC version of Photoshop and Bridge. I have been an extensive photoshop user for over 12 years now. This is the first version that I have genuinely been frustrated and disappointed with. I had really grown to love the export panel in bridge, and now it's gone. That's SO irritating. Also, the crop tool is different, and some other basic things are also different. Why change the most basic way things work when most of us have gotten so comfortable with your program and loved it how it was? I can't even express in words how frustrating this is. Also, CC is SO slow. Even just saving an image takes 2-3x longer than the previous version, how is that even possible??? I am about to uninstall this off my computer, and go back to 5 or 6. They were SO much more user friendly, quicker, and easier to use.
Krista
Photo of Chris Cox

Chris Cox

  • 20280 Posts
  • 849 Reply Likes
If it is that slow, then something is wrong with your system. for other users, Photoshop CC is the same speed or faster than CS6 (which was about the same as CS5).

But you should probably create another topic where we can help you solve the performance problem on your system.
Photo of Jens Gaethje

Jens Gaethje

  • 9 Posts
  • 6 Reply Likes
What about this:"the new Export Panel in Bridge CC is soooo slow" - will we get an answer from Adobe now?
Photo of Brad Stanley

Brad Stanley

  • 1 Post
  • 0 Reply Likes
PLEASE GIVE IT BACK TO US!!!
Photo of abergamasco

abergamasco

  • 3 Posts
  • 2 Reply Likes
Please bring the Export panel back! It's the only tool that allows a quick export for non-raster images, i use it a lot to prepare logo previews of vector graphics for my clients!
Photo of felubra

felubra

  • 9 Posts
  • 8 Reply Likes
Bridge was so fast and simple on exporting images, was a marvelous piece of software with this feature. Please restore the export function like in CS6. Thank you.
Photo of David Hill

David Hill

  • 1 Post
  • 0 Reply Likes
seriously, Adobe, get a clue. BRING BACK THE EXPORT FUNCTION TO BRIDGE. I used it all the time for making jpgs for clients in the background while continuing to work in Photoshop. I don't want or need anything that the bloated Lightroom does.
Photo of Klaas De Loose

Klaas De Loose

  • 6 Posts
  • 10 Reply Likes
Come on! It has been 7 Months since your last reply! what's up with that???
Photo of felubra

felubra

  • 9 Posts
  • 8 Reply Likes
Please come back, export module!
Photo of Mats Blixt

Mats Blixt

  • 11 Posts
  • 4 Reply Likes
Yes, please come back Export Module, we miss you! This was an excellent addition to Bridge and even though it was a bit unpolished I can't see any reason to remove it.
Photo of Brenda Etherton

Brenda Etherton

  • 1 Post
  • 1 Reply Like
I just found out the Export function is missing and it was pretty much the only thing I liked about Bridge. Without it I don't even need Bridge! Please put it back.
Photo of john Morrison

john Morrison

  • 3 Posts
  • 6 Reply Likes
Has anyone tried the latest 2014 updates to CC any news on the return of the export panel? We are still installing Bridge CS6 in our university computer labs until this is fixed.
Photo of abergamasco

abergamasco

  • 3 Posts
  • 2 Reply Likes
Hello John,
I installed the latest update of Bridge CC on my Mac, version: 6.1.0.115, but i still can't see the Export panel.