Adobe Bridge

Adobe Bridge



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The program is unavailable for downloading: can be downloaded only in suites with other Adobe Photoshop software.
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Silvana Mansilla Senior editor

This program has been reported to be unavailable on a regular basis.
This implies that we are unable to provide universally applicable download links, relevant version information.
Adobe Bridge, as its name suggests, is a bridge between Adobe's applications. It is a powerful and easy to use media manager that allows you to easily browse, locate, organize, and view your digital assets. The application features a Tools menu that enables you to quickly send files to various Adobe's products, for example, you can select some photos and send them to Photoshop for stitching or batch processing.
With this great tool you can rearrange panels and create workspace settings that configure Bridge’s window for specific tasks, such as browsing folders, reviewing photos, assigning meta data, among others. Moreover, the program also allows you to display your files according to different criteria, for instance, you can show only photos taken or modified on specific dates or to which you’ve assigned keywords. What is more, you can also filter the view according to the image resolution, orientation and even aspect ratio.
Adobe Bridge 1.0 is no longer available for download, but you can get Adobe Bridge 3, which is included in all six editions of Adobe Creative Suite3 software and all professional Adobe creative applications.


  • Easy to use. Simple user interface.


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Publisher's description

Adobe® Bridge CS3 is a powerful, easy-to-use media manager for visual people, letting you easily organize, browse, locate, and view creative assets. Available in all six editions of Adobe Creative Suite® 3 software and all professional Adobe creative applications, Bridge provides centralized access to project files, applications, and settings, as well as XMP metadata tagging and searching capabilities.

Bridge also serves as a hub for these timesaving Adobe features and services:
* Bridge Home for developing expertise with Adobe tools
* Adobe Version Cue® CS3 for workgroup file management
* Adobe Device Central CS3 for previewing and testing mobile content
* Adobe Acrobat® Connect™ for web conferencing

Top new features:

* Bridge Home:
Visit Bridge Home, a destination area that offers up-to-date tips and resources for making the most of Creative Suite 3 software. Watch video tutorials, learn efficient workflow techniques, get inspired by leading designers' podcasts, and more.

* New Filter panel for faster file selection:
Quickly locate files using the powerful new Filter panel, which lets you filter content by metadata properties such as file type, file modification date, keywords, aspect ratio, and orientation. Sort results by criteria ranging from filename and creation date to label and rating.

* Customizable workspace:
View and manage images more efficiently in a redesigned interface that you can customize to your liking and save for reuse.

* Image stacking:
Group related images into collapsible stacks. Use stacks to organize multiple versions of the same file, group related files, or gather files to send to Adobe® Photoshop® CS3 or Adobe Illustrator® CS3 for batch processing.

* Flat view of nested folders and contents:
Display the contents of folders and subfolders in a flat view so you can find what you're looking for without burrowing deep into your filing system.

* Enhanced previews:
Evaluate images more effectively in the enhanced Preview panel, which can quickly be sized to full screen and offers a new Loupe tool to zoom in on details. Compare images side by side, preview and play back SWF and FLV files, and preview and scrub image sequences.

* Improved support for XMP metadata:
View and search by new types of metadata criteria, including Illustrator swatches and the DICOM medical imaging format. The enhanced Find command now lets you search images using more types of metadata criteria, including EXIF camera settings such as exposure, focal length, and aperture.

* Real-time, interactive web meetings using Adobe Acrobat Connect:
Use Bridge to launch Adobe Acrobat® Connect™, the web-based conferencing system for real-time, interactive meetings such as design reviews. For a low monthly fee, host online conferences in a meeting room that you set up once and is readily available. For example, display your Bridge Content panel in Light Table view, and collaboratively select images in an Acrobat Connect meeting.

Adobe Bridge CS3 is included in the following Creative Suite 3 products:
* Adobe InDesign® CS3
* Adobe InCopy® CS3
* Adobe Photoshop® CS3 Extended
* Adobe Photoshop CS3
* Adobe Illustrator® CS3
* Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional (Only available when Acrobat is installed as part of Creative Suite 3. Bridge is not available in stand alone versions of Acrobat)
* Adobe Flash® CS3 Professional
* Adobe Dreamweaver® CS3
* Adobe Fireworks® CS3
* Adobe Contribute® CS3
* Adobe After Effects® CS3 Professional
* Adobe Premiere® Pro CS3
* Adobe Soundbooth™ CS3
* Adobe Encore® CS3
* Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium
* Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Standard
* Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium
* Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Standard
* Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium
* Adobe Creative Suite 3 Master Collection

Latest comments

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    Guest Last year

    Bridge is terrible and bloated and crashes constantly. It's nice for simple uses but if you're doing real work with hundreds of thousands of files you want something more stable.

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    Guest 5 years ago

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