Chapter 5, Setting Up Bridge
The Bridge Menus
The BridgeNav script enables Bridge to show you the names of each open
window, as you can see at the bottom of the Window menu in Figure 5-37.
You can download this free script from http://www.DAMuseful.com. To
cycle through all open windows in Bridge, press Command-~.
The “Place in new Window(s)” command is provided by the Window
Popper script. It enables you to create a new window for every image cur-
rently selected in Bridge. This is very handy at the end of an edit, when you
want to review your selections, or if you would like to show a client several
images by themselves. If you want to add this functionality to your Bridge,
you can purchase the script from http://www.DAMuseful.com.
Workspaces are saved configurations of the Bridge windows. They let you
quickly switch between views that are good for different functions. Bridge
comes with five presets, and gives you the ability to make many more. Seven
of your custom workspaces can have keyboard shortcuts attached; the rest
can be invoked only by menu commands.
I have several favorite workspaces, as you can see in Figure 5-35. For
example, I have one for general image browsing on my laptop, pictured in
Figure 5-39, and one that I use when I plug the laptop into a large monitor,
pictured in Figure 5-40.
Figure 5-38. The Workspaces submenu. My custom workspaces are the bottom four entries.
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