Chapter 5, Setting Up Bridge
Finally, at the bottom of the screen are two buttons. The Reveal button will
later in this chapter. The Reset Warnings button lets you undo the “ignore
warnings” checkboxes you might have clicked in the past.
Setting Metadata Preferences
The Metadata preferences tab is
where you can customize which of
the many metadata fields you wish
to display in the Bridge window’s
Metadata pane. Note that this only
toggles the display of the fields on
and off; it does not actually deacti-
vate the fields themselves. You will
simplify your metadata workflow if
you uncheck the fields that you gen-
erally don’t use.
Figure 5-4 shows how I have my
metadata display configured. To
see the subcategories of a partic-
ular metadata category (as shown
in Figure 5-5), click on the arrow
indicator to the left of the category
If you want to view a field that is
unchecked, you will have to either
select the photo and choose File Info
from the File menu, or go back to
the Metadata preferences panel and
choose to display that hidden field.
I suggest that you keep the “Hide
Empty Fields” box unchecked so
that you can still have access to
blank fields as you fill out metadata.
This will also serve as a reminder
of which fields might need further
information entered in them.
Setting Up Bridge’s Preferences
Figure 5-4. Use the Metadata tab of the Preferences window to choose which kinds of metadata to
display in Bridge’s Metadata pane.
Figure 5-5. Clicking on the arrow indicator will give you fine-grained control over which metadata
subfields within a particular category are displayed in Bridge’s Metadata pane.
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