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Offline BrianNZ

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problems with Bridge
« on: January 31, 2017, 07:10:00 AM »
hi all,  i am having problems with Adobe Bridge.   When i have taken photos i usually load first in Bridge, review mode and hit the alt/delete  buttons to mark my unwanted photos as rejects.  for some reason however this has stopped working,  and when i go into bridge, under  the labels tab all options are greyed out.   Can anyone tell me how i can get this working. It has in the past so not sure whats happening  here, and having trouble finding anything on the internet about it.  Cheers  Brian
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Re: problems with Bridge
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2017, 06:21:08 PM »
I have bridge, but never use it. I prefer to use Lightroom and I never delete photos during the import. For me it is much safer to delete unwanted photos after checking them out later by just using windows photo gallery. Adobe have a program that will allow Raw files to be viewed in Windows or apple. That way I don't throw away something that could be saved, fully or partly, later in Photoshop. I have the impression that Adobe is no longer pushing Bridge and may eventually drop it, Just my feeling. If you want a function back, it most likely will be a setting that can be reset.

I just checked my copy of Bridge 2017 and it will not even open. After the last major upgrade to 2017 for both Photoshop, Lightroom and Bridge, Photoshop would not open. I spent a few hours (three sessions) with Adobe support (In India) trying to find the problem. They eventually found the problem (Adobe's problem) and now they only work when I 'run as Administrator'. This does not work with Bridge. This is a major problem according to the reports from users on the Adobe forum, who are very frustrated. Apple users are also affected. For Bridge, I don't know or care.

PS. Bridge did open after I had posted this reply. That was the problem with Photoshop, it would open then freeze for 5 minutes then when a photo was loaded it would take seven minutes to load it. It looks like Bridge suffers from the same problem.
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Re: problems with Bridge
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2017, 05:26:24 AM »
I used to use (the free) FastStone to download look at and delete obvious junkers because it was quicker than waiting for Lightroom to display the raw file. My wife still works this way as she has CS6 and has to DNG the A6300 raw files.
 
I now download into Lightroom but when pulling files from my wife's computer to work on in ACR and PS they open first in Bridge.  Otherwise I no longer use Bridge.

Shame really as I used Bridge from its inception and only changed to LR when it became free with CS cloud and all the effort from Adobe seems to be in LR.
I have never worked the way you describe but when I open a folder and hit the alt&delete a red "reject" designation appears under the image.
Is this what used to happen?  Still works for me....john
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Re: problems with Bridge
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2017, 07:42:24 AM »
yes John, that is what is supposed to happen  , but nothing does.  im wondering if it is in fact not bridge but my permissions within my laptop which is new.  in some ways im not too worried, but did find bridge handy for a quick review of images.
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Re: problems with Bridge
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2017, 09:51:33 PM »
Have a look at FastStone Brian.  Quick and easy to sort out OOF and weird expression junkers.  LR struggles to keep up as I zoom through the images.
Once I have the obvious rejects out of the way I settle down with LR for comparison.

When you have rapid fire engaged you need to quickly junk all but the couple you want...:grin:
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Re: problems with Bridge
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2017, 10:54:41 PM »
looks impressive for a free program - hadnt heard of it before - thanks .  I notice you can connect it to photoshop - do you know if theres away to open photos in the adobe raw program.
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Re: problems with Bridge
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2017, 11:33:20 PM »
I have not tried Brian.  I do not know how but it will display raw images from all the new Sony's and it is fast (ha ha).
Some folks go for DNG but I prefer to keep my images as RAW files.
 
For downloading I could download and delete in one operation.  I am still feeling my way around LR.
If I have to show a number of raw images, FastStone will load them quicker than LR.
As I said before, I junk the obvious junkers in FastStone and then work on the keepers in LR....john
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