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A. Pratt
10/18/2018 at 5:54:41 AM GMT
Interesting development…I met this week at the Adobe MAX conference with the Product Manager for Adobe Bridge and there are important changes. The product team has released a new version and decided to make Bridge a free product. You need to visit Adobe.com, get an Adobe ID, and sign-up for a free Creative Cloud membership. This will give you a free license to Adobe Bridge with a few limitations (no Adobe Camera Raw, no preview of some video formats) but otherwise it’s an amazing app with lots of new features: https://helpx.adobe.com/bridge/using/whats-new.html

S. Williams
10/19/2018 at 11:07:59 AM GMT
Great information (and news) – thanks for sharing. This could be a great option for our clients who want to use a native file structure but have a browser for viewing and manipulating their files.

Sandra Williams
Infinity Photo Solutions
Vienna, VA

A. Pratt
10/19/2018 at 1:24:07 PM GMT
Yes, I think this is a big deal and very generous of the Adobe Bridge team to give this away for free. If you’re not familiar with Adobe Bridge I think it can be a great tool for managing digital assets. I used it for years before I migrated my photo collection to Adobe Lightroom Classic. Bridge allows you to preview a TON of file formats, view all EXIF and XMP metadata, edit and batch change metadata, manage the core file structure, and rename files in batch using the same technology available in Lightroom. Overall it’s not nearly as fast as Lightroom when it comes to metadata management and searching, but it’s still a great app.

K. Baldridge
11/8/2018 at 5:58:11 PM GMT
Well, that is great news. I’m back to Bridge for my DIYers. I find it very easy to use for tagging and sorting and it helps keep keywords manageable. Most people pick it up relatively easily.

A. Alagna
2/20/2019 at 9:43:34 AM GMT
Am I wrong for thinking Bridge has facial recognition? Everything I found in articles said it does not. But here I am working on my personal photos from 2001, which was way earlier than I ever messed with metadata, yet it seems like the program started tagging people on it’s own about 15 folders in… and only one out of hundreds has been wrong. I know these photos were never tagged before so I’m kind of freaking out that all this stuff is already tagged including my pregnant belly being tagged with my daughters name.

Thanks, Anne

S. Williams
2/20/2019 at 12:43:22 PM GMT
That is strange for sure. It would be awesome if Bridge had facial recognition but I’m pretty sure it does not. And I would not think any facial recognition program would be able to recognize your pregnant belly for a specific child! I think you were visited by the metadata fairy. Can you send her my way? ?

Sandra Williams
Infinity Photo Solutions
Vienna, VA

A. Alagna
2/20/2019 at 1:11:30 PM GMT
Now that I’ve thought about it a few hours, I’m wondering if my husband got into my pc while I was off caring for my father last year. That pregnant belly thing is his kind of joke. But usually he doesn’t have a way to get into my computer so I’m still a tad baffled. My only other thought is that I did it while I was on heavy pain meds after surgery a few years back and I just dont remember… but that still doesnt explain why the metadata wasn’t showing Sunday. I think that fairy you mentioned might have taken my mind and left me some metadata. Yikes.

A. Pratt
2/20/2019 at 3:35:54 PM GMT
Adobe Bridge does not have any facial recognition features.

A. Alagna
2/21/2019 at 12:12:54 AM GMT
Thanks Adam. I’ve obviously lost my mind. ? At least the tags were nearly all correct.