Chapter 6: Adobe Bridge
For those of you have to know where things get saved, Workspaces as
saved as workspacename.workspace, and are stored in Users/username/
Library/Application Support/Adobe/Bridge/Workspaces on Mac OS and
in Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Adobe\Bridge\
Workspaces on Windows.
You can always navigate in Bridge with the mouse, but it’s often more
efﬁ cient to do so from the keyboard.
In the Folders panel, the up and down arrow keys move up and down
one folder at a time. Adding the Command key moves up one level in the
hierarchy. The right arrow key expands folders containing subfolders; the
left arrow key collapses them.
In the Metadata panel, Tab advances to the next editable ﬁ eld, Shift-Tab
to the previous one, and Enter commits an entry. In the Keywords panel,
the up and down arrows move up and down the keywords list.
In the main window, the up, down, left, and right arrows move the
selection to the next thumbnail in their respective directions. Adding Shift
extends the selection to include the next thumbnail in that direction. (You
can’t, however, make discontiguous selections from the keyboard—you
have to Command-click the thumbnails to add noncontiguous images
to the selection.) Home selects the ﬁ rst thumbnail, and End selects the
last one. Command-A selects all thumbnails, and Command-D deselects
all thumbnails. Command-Option-L selects all labeled images, while
Command-Option-Shift-L selects all unlabeled images. Last but not least,
Command-Shift-I inverts the selection, deselecting the selected images
and selecting the formerly unselected ones.
If you thought that opening an image is simply a matter of double-
clicking its thumbnail, you’re missing some important nuances of Bridge’s
behavior. First and foremost is the distinction between opening raws in
Camera Raw hosted by Bridge, and opening raws in Camera Raw hosted