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The Photoshop Elements 8 Pocket Guide by Brie Gyncild

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3. Managing Images in Bridge (Mac OS)

You don’t have to organize your photos in order to edit them in Photoshop Elements. But if you don’t organize your photos somewhere, you can easily spend hours at a time trying to track down the image you’re looking for—and that takes away from the fun of editing.

Adobe Bridge CS4 is a file organization tool that is included with most Adobe applications. Using Bridge, you can add metadata, including keywords and ratings, to images. That metadata makes it easier to search for particular photos later. You can also keep Bridge tidier by stacking similar files, so that only one of the thumbnails is displayed.

Figure 3.1. Adobe Bridge helps you manage your images.

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