Bridge 2018: No Web Gallery in output module

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Before I press the "update" button for Photoshop CC 2018 and in particular Bridge CC Oct 2017...  Can anyone tell me if the Output Module still contains "Create Web Gallery"
Vital feature for me... so I'm checking before updating!
Peter
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Cristen Gillespie

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No, it doesn't have the Web Gallery. Plus Photo Downloader appears to be broken if you are downloading from a card reader. I haven't tried downloading straight from my Nikon via cable because I never used it and now don't know where I put it.<G>

It does work if you're downloading from an iPhone connected via its cable—that much I know, although it will crash if you include .mov files from iPhone 7 and later.  Some computers are seeing a performance improvement, and the Output Module does do a much better job with PDF output, but the web gallery is still on hold. Oh, and stacks now can be copied from one folder to another and remain intact.

But frankly, unless they're developing another version of Bridge alongside this one, there's very little progress towards a truly useful, and valuable, application. It's supposed to be the bridge to all Adobe apps. It could be so much to so many<sigh>
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Thank you Cristen, you have saved a real big headache! I use web galleries to show several interested parties (designer, builder, estate agent) a set of images which they can discuss between themselves allowing them to easily view (preview) what otherwise could be a folder of 150mb images. (easy for a photographer but not for a builder)
Once again Adobe has taken two steps forward and one step back! Bridge is a fantastic control centre - but sadly I believe it is dying!
Adobe don't seem to have any connection to real world photographers who use the products every day.
Off now to try to find an alternative  "Web Gallery" solution - sooner or later I'll be forced to upgrade and I need a web gallery solution!
Peter
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I agree with your statement about Adobe taking steps back. It's incredible that they get rid of a great option like the Web gallery. It's extremely frustrating and makes me think that they're not in touch with their end users at all.  
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Bridge: Please bring back the web page in the output module!.
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Mark Matysiak

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Bridge: Non flash based local web galleries.

I still use the old 2017 Bridge CC because CC 2018 does not allow local web galleries to be created locally. I create many Gb each day and there is no way I can be uploading them all to the cloud. Please, can Adobe create the ability to make non-flash based web galleries and upload them to your own server (as Bridge 2017 did). I would like them to be non-flash based so that people can view them on iPhones and iPads.
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Peter Moloney

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Yes Yes & Yes!

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peter r

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Use Lightroom Classic instead.
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For people who don't want to use Lightroom to manage their files, for any number of very good reasons, that's not a good workaround. If you want to continue to use Bridge to manage your files,  a 3rd party solution is probably better than getting all tangled up with LR.

Unfortunately for now, and indefinitely, it's either your fix (use Lightroom Classic) or a 3rd party solution.<sigh>
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I have started using something called JuiceBox recently instead of the output web gallery in Bridge. It is excellent and does everything required, all without flash :D

Check it out on https://juicebox.net
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I have had a look at juicebox and as you have said about lightroom "it's another step" I can't believe that others don't use web galleries when a client asks what shots have you got of? Or perhaps when the Hi-Res images are going to the designer and several other interested parties want to see what was shot too!
In the first instance, make a collection, then make a gallery.
In the second make a gallery from the hi res files that you are about to send to client.
All I need is simple HTML gallery from Bridge - ISN'T this why Bridge was invented, a central browser from where you can access all your photography & design applications?

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It seems that Adobe is trying to push everyone into using their cloud service. Thing is it isn't practical for professionals creating large amounts of data, to be uploading everything. Also, clients wouldn't be happy that all their data is being added to the net via third-party clouds.