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Adobe® Creative Suite® 5 Bible by Kelly L. Murdock, Ted Padova

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Chapter 6. Using Adobe Bridge

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Understanding the Bridge environment

  • Managing application documents

  • Using metadata

  • Using the Bridge search engine

  • Using application services

  • Editing camera raw images

  • Managing color in Adobe Bridge

  • Running slide shows in Bridge

  • Using Mini Bridge

Adobe Bridge is the central hub for all CS5 apps. With Adobe Bridge, you can organize and categorize all CS5 documents and complete several simple editing tasks such as rotating multiple images and converting multiple camera raw images with different settings for saving and editing in Adobe Photoshop. You also can synchronize color management settings across the print oriented applications. Bridge also includes a robust search engine to help you find specific pieces of content. In short, Adobe Bridge is the center of the CS5 universe from where you control, manage, and maintain all your applications documents as well as enjoy some nifty features.

Getting Familiar with the Bridge Workspace

Adobe Bridge comes with both the Standard and Premium editions of the Creative Suite as well as with an individual copy of Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5, InDesign CS5, Flash CS5, or Dreamweaver CS5. Adobe Bridge is not included when you purchase a single copy of Acrobat Professional.

Note

Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro also includes the Organizer tool that works in some ways similar to the Bridge. Acrobat's Organizer is built into the program and used exclusively for managing PDF documents in Acrobat. For more information on Acrobat's ...

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