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Now, what we want to do is bring in the project files that we are using into this space so we can access them very quickly and easily. What I have is if I am here on the Desktop, hopefully, your files are in exactly the same place, you should see your Project Files for InDesign CS2 right here. You go ahead and select that folder. You see it appears here in the Preview. All you need to do is simply click and drag that over here into the bottom section of this window to allow you to add it to the Favorites and you can see it is now in here. So anytime we are inside any of these other folders, if we simply click on this one, that now takes us directly into our Project Files for InDesign CS2.
Now, what we see now that we are inside that file is all of the folders that are contained in the Project Files and you can see that they will have their individual names. They have the date in which they were created and any dates modified and you see this, all these rollovers actually work on this. The thing is that given the number of characters that every single one is able to display sometimes I do not find these particularly useful. It easier just to see the icons where you can view all the files in Bridge just using Thumbnail Mode and that is simply done by pressing Command T or Ctrl C on the PC, which now shows just the icons. In the case of folders puts directly over the top so I think, it is just a nicer visual way to work.
Now, the size of these folder icons is also scalable. Now, it is done down here in the lower right-hand side by using any one of these buttons to change the way the icons are viewed or this slider to change the actual size of them. You click and drag this, you can see the folders are getting bigger and filling out that space. They will reach a maximum size before you are left with literally only one on screen. So you can bring it down to a fairly manageable size. You can see all of the assets at one time. And the icons we are looking at the moment, if we just hover over this first button that tells us we are viewing just standard thumbnails, the one next to it allows us to view something called a film strip. If you go ahead and select that, what it does is it puts all the other files and folders here at the bottom and leaves the currently selected one in view here at the top. So, if we went ahead and maybe selected Libraries, you can see that now appears here at the top.
Now, this does not mean much at this point because we are not looking up images as such. So, what we will do is come through the list here on the right-hand side until you see the Photoshop files folder, go ahead and double click that to go into it. Now, what we can see is at the bottom all the Photoshop files that we have inside this folder and any one of them that we choose to select is showing a full size here inside the main window. This is a beautiful preview of any of the Photoshop files in film strip view. So, you can scroll through the rest of that list. Any one you want to click on, simply do so and you get a beautiful preview of it. Now, that is using film strip.
The next option then is to click on the details view and what that will do is stack all the images one on top of the other. We can still scroll through them here on the right hand side, but you will see that as well as seeing a small icon preview for the image on the left, you will very importantly see all of the details of the document, its name, when it was created and modified, its size, what type of document it is, and do not forget you can open any document from within Bridge. This is not just a Photoshop browser. It also tells us important information such as the camera data. So we can here on this image towards the top, the contents Mask Side, this was shot with the 20 of a second exposure time. This one down, The Cute Horse, is actually shot with a quarter-second exposure time. It also tells us the pixel size and the fact it is 300 dpi, high resolution and we are also looking at CMYK images. Very importantly on the right-hand side here also shows us the Metadata so you can see that these images are actually either shot by myself or by Brian Maffitt here at Total Training and it gives us information to say whether that copyrighted and that kind of things. All of these do show up inside the details view.
Now, the final view we have we probably will not use this throughout this training, but just to show that it is there, is the Versions and Alternates. And what this does is if you are working with Version hue, any of the files that you have got, be in InDesign, Illustrator, or Photoshop files, if you have multiple versions, they show up here as well, so you can keep a visual reference to all the changes made in your documents as you work on them.
Now, what we are probably going to do is work just through the standard thumbnails view from here on end. So, go ahead and select that again, just to put us back to our standard thumbnails and by all means play around with size up or down until you at least see all of the images inside the window. And then maybe this time we will open up this folder, the Objects folder, simply by double clicking on it and this will show us just another few images. What we could is come down to the bottom slider there and just increase their preview size so they are more visible. And then if you select one of them, maybe this last one, it is called, Vase Detail, just make a selection of that. You can see preview shows up here on the left-hand side. Now in this case, the preview is smaller than the one we are seeing there, but if you have 500 images in here and they are all viewed very small this is a great way to see each one slightly bigger, but importantly here we also have the full metadata. So you can scroll down through this list and get the information again for the copyright of the document, again, all of the camera information.
Now, at the moment, we have to slightly squash on this preview. So what you can do is simply take this bar right here between the main window and the preview window and just drag it out to increase the size that we are currently seeing on the left-hand side. So, this entire window is flexible and customizable so you can see exactly what you want to. So scrolling up and down here, we can see, again, here is all the camera raw information. We can go through and see the camera itself. This particular image was shot with an EOS Digital Rebel from Canon. Again, has all of the timing information, the speed ratings, the lens settings even, and it is all stored with these files. So you have access to literally everything you need to inside this one pane.