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Okay, the final thing in Bridge that I want to show you which is I think possibly my favorite feature entirely, is called a Slideshow. Let us come back over to the Project Files on the left-hand side again from the Favorites, and go ahead and open the Photoshop files folder. We can see here in the center, depending on those preview size you got selected and this will show us again all of the Photoshop files that we currently have plus some folders containing others that are broken down into different sections. Well, let us say we wanted to see these images in a Slideshow, nice and big, on screen, full quality. We do not have to have a separate piece of software for this. This is something that Bridge does.
All we do is simply hold down the COMMAND key on the Mac or the CONTROL key on the PC and hit the L key and that will turn on the Slideshow. Now, you may or may not see an interface that shows you all of the buttons. If you do not see it, just press the H key on its own, that will bring up all of the Slideshow commands and we can see that there are some general settings. Navigation is fairly straightforward because you have left arrow to go to the previous page, the right arrow to the next page. In this case, it is actually the image. You have the space bar to pull us and play the Slideshow, and these two are my favorites. The W key to turn Window Mode on and off and also the D key for the Display Mode. So what we will do is we will hit the H key just to hide all of these commands and you should be seeing just this one image. We have it in the space bar at this point to preview so you should not be rotating through the images without having control of it.
Now, if you want to use a space bar, you can. What I am going to do is just use the right arrow key on the keyboard to go through one image at a time. Now, this is very cool. What we are seeing here is a full screen, full resolution preview of this Photoshop file. If we hit the D key on the keyboard, it will take us through three different display modes. The first one is Scale to Fit. That will scale the nearest possible dimension of our image to fit the screen. The next one, is to fill the entire the screen, therefore, you may see some crop of either to the top or the bottom depending on the cropping of your image. And then the final one takes you to Centered mode which is actual size. So some of these images, if we stay on Centered mode, you may notice them bigger or smaller.
What we can do now is just use the arrow key to again continue rotating through these images seeing a full-screen preview. Keep on going through. We just got these wonderful Photoshop files that we will be using throughout the training. This is a good example of the D key option. So we are viewing just the standard size. You hit the D key again. We will Scale to Fit the entire window. The D key again will go beyond the size of the window to fill it entirely. Hit it once more take us back to the centered mode. So you can just use the arrow key to navigate through these images. We have got black and white and the colored one there until we get all the way through the files and when we do, the Slideshow will automatically cancel out and we are back where we began.
Now, the other thing I wanted to show you again, let us just pull up the same Slideshow. Just take COMMAND L or CONTROL L to do it once more. Again, start the arrow key to move through the images and now hit the W key on the keyboard and what that does is it takes it out to full screen mode and puts it in to its own floating window. The same keyboard commands still apply. You can rotate through the images and at any one time, you can hit the W key again to take you back into Full Screen mode. So, a very, very fun way to view images, but it is not just about images. If you want to cancel this anytime you can hit the ESCAPE key on the keyboard, pulls you out without having to rotate through all of the images themselves.
What we will do this time, is go back to the Project Files for a second. Come over and choose the PDF Files folder at this point. Double click to open that. Again, what you will see is a slight pull as it loads up the images themselves so we can see the contents of this PDF files right now. And let us select this one at the end, Postcards PDF. We are going to select that and now press command L to activate the Slideshow. What will happen this time is we only preview this one file because it is the only one we have selected that will load up full screen, but importantly here, if you use the arrow keys, you are not rotating through multiple documents here, you are actually looking at each individual page of this PDF file. So, you have a multiple-page PDF. You can look at every single page in that document and when you reach the end it goes straight back to the Bridge again. So it is a really, really handy tool. Do not forget, it is not just about Photoshop files. This can be used to view anything inside of the creative suite, jump from Go Life to InDesign to illustrate to the Photoshop even to after-effects. Any file type on your machine is accessible and openable from directly within the bridge interface.
Now, we are going to use this in many different ways throughout the training but this is really just a brief introduction to some of the power and the flexibility of the new bridge. Let us continue with the training in the next lesson.