Now, we are going to top things off here with three new things, three things that are new to the Bridge that we did not have inside the file browser, inside Photoshop. Yes, that are amazing; unique to the Bridge as I say.
The first of this is you can save custom configurations here. You can save not track configurations, but Bridge configurations using work spaces inside the Bridge. So, the Bridge now supports work spaces.
For example, let us I decide to go back to the filmstrip view and I want to horizontal filmstrip instead of vertical, something like this here. And I like having the preview pallet tucked away up to the top of the pallet column, and I like basically the way this window looks, and I want to save that as a custom workspace.
I go up to the window menu, choose workspace and choose save workspace. And then go ahead and name your workspace, “My favorite look” or whatever, you can assign a keyboard shortcut too. I am going to set to command F6, because that is the first one that was available. This would be control F6 on the Windows; that was great.
Save window location as part of workspace, that is fine too. Saves the physical location of the window on screen and click Save.
Now watch, as I can switch between different workspaces including four that were saved for me by Adobe, that Adobe provides us predefined workspaces, so I can choose file navigator for example to switch to a different look here. That shows thumbnails inside the light box, and a narrower look to the pallets, just two pallets notice on the left hand side of the screen. Then, I can switch to let us say Metadata focus in order to see Metadata, but lots of Metadata and keywords independently in independent pallets here on the left hand side of the screen.
And all these are available from the keyboard by pressing command in my case, or Ctrl on the PC plus the function key. So, we know to get back to mine the one I just save, I can press command F6 in order to return to the pallet setup on the left hand side of the screen that I have saved, as well as the filmstrip setup over here on the light box.
Now another great thing, the second great thing about using the Bridge by comparison to the old file browser is that not only can you switch between last use locations. So if you are switching between a lot of different locations, you keep flooding back and forth between different folders of images. You can flip back and forth from this popup menu here, it remembers the last 10 locations and you can bump up that number to a higher number of last scene locations from the preferences dialog box, but even better, dig this.
You can track multiple locations simultaneously without having a flip back and forth between them by going to the file menu and choosing new window. New window brings up a new completely independent Adobe Bridge window that you can set to a completely different location like I can look at those images inside lesson 1, instead if I like including rolling hills and so on that we saw on the previews lessons. And, I can track those at the exact same time that I am also tracking the lesson 2 pictures if I want to. So, I can track multiple location s on my hard drive, and you can have as many of those open as memory permits. This is especially great if you have multiple monitors as I do in my studio so that you can track multiple locations on different monitors.
The only thing to bear in mind for those of you who are familiar with the old file browser is your menu of options sticks to the main monitor, to your primary monitor. On your secondary monitor, you are not going to see all those commands up in the menu bar.
And now finally for the coupe to graffy of the entire Bridge experience, you can review, select the thumbnails or an entire folder full of thumbnails as a slide show, as a fill of the screen slide show that allows you to either take in all the images that you shot for example and review them and analyze them, evaluate them or play a series of images for a client for example.
It is totally cool, here is what I want you to do.