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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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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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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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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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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Omke Oudeman

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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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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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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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mooncaine

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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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Dan Clements

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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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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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Suzanne Clements

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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.
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Stephan Michel

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I need this feature
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Klaas De Loose

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Please give the us the export panel back! I need it every day!
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john Morrison

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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!
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Catalin Petolea

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Like everyone here and probably countless other users, I need the Export panel. Please bring it back!
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Peter Blacksberg

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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.
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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!!!
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Klaas De Loose

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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.
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Mats Blixt

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I somehow doubt Adobe will bring back the export panel, unless we can garner some more interest for this idea. Spread it among your colleagues and cross your fingers!
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Josh Mayes

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Have faith, Mats! (Hard, I know) :)
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Mats Blixt

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Yeah, it's pretty hard :). But one can always hope, just keep spreading the word about this and maybe... just maybe we can have our Export panel back!
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Matthew Cline

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Mauricio, thank you for your input. That may very well be a solution to your problem, but if you had fully read the original post and the above comments you would be aware that this is a far cry from the solution that most of the people here are looking for.

Image Processor is amazing if you need very specific export functionality, but as I said before and will say again (since this was now NINE months ago):

Image Processor (or any process or action set that uses Photoshop) cannot replace the previous Export feature in Bridge as it is slow and ties up Photoshop so that editing and design in Photoshop must be put on hold until exporting is complete.

This is a serious issue for professionals who rely on a speedy workflow and many of us have had to find other less-than-ideal exporting solutions because Adobe took this basic functionality away from us.

We are NOT requesting a solution for creating JPEGs or batch processing our images, we are very specifically requesting the Export Panel that was previously in Bridge (or at least a simple way to quickly export images from Bridge alone, without the need to tie up Photoshop).
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Max

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I just like to support this ticket! Export function was the power-tool of bridge!
I don't know how to replace the speed and functionality of the export-panel. Even when you had files in different folders you could have started several export-jobs that work parallel in the !background!. How shall I do that now???
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Jordan Jordanov

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We want the EXPORT panel back!
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