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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.
Bridge Navigation
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
cant, 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.
Opening Images
If you thought that opening an image is simply a matter of double-
clicking its thumbnail, youre missing some important nuances of Bridges
behavior. First and foremost is the distinction between opening raws in
Camera Raw hosted by Bridge, and opening raws in Camera Raw hosted
by Photoshop.
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I’ll discuss the workfl ow reasons for choosing one or the other in the next
chapter, It’s All About the Workfl ow. Table 6-1 shows the mechanics.
In addition, double-clicking thumbnails opens images in Camera Raw
hosted by either Bridge or Photoshop depending on the setting of the
Double-click edits Camera Raw settings in Bridge preference—see Figure
6-16, earlier in this chapter.
Various other keyboard shortcuts may or may not open raw images,
depending on this preference setting. The ones listed above are unaffected
by the preference setting, and encompass all the available behaviors!
Table 6-1
Opening raw images
To do this... Press this
Open raw images in Camera Raw
hosted by Photoshop, bringing
Photoshop to the foreground,
and leaving Bridge visible in the
background.
Mac
Command-O, Return, or
Command-down arrow
Windows
Ctrl-O, Enter, or
Ctrl-down arrow
Open raw images in Camera
Raw hosted by Bridge, leaving
Photoshop unaffected.
Mac
Command-R
Windows
Ctrl-R
Open raw images in Camera Raw
hosted by Photoshop, bringing
Photoshop to the foreground,
and hiding Bridge.
Mac
Option-Return, or
Command-Option-down arrow
Windows
Alt-Enter, or
Ctrl-Alt-down arrow
Open raw images directly into
Photoshop, bypassing the Camera
Raw dialog box, bringing
Photoshop to the foreground,
and leaving Bridge visible in the
background.
Mac
Shift-Return, or
Command-Shift-down arrow
Windows
Shift-Enter, or
Ctrl-Shift-down arrow
Open raw images directly into
Photoshop, bypassing the Camera
Raw dialog box, bringing
Photoshop to the foreground,
and hiding Bridge.
Mac
Option-Shift-Return, or
Command-Option-Shift-down arrow
Windows
Alt-Shift-Enter, or
Ctrl-Alt-Shift-down arrow

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