I am writing to voice my extreme displeasure on the changes to the Bridge 2019 interface. I really liked being able to control the tone of the thumbnail section and the panel section separately in earlier version of Bridge. I also dislike the placement of a dark border around the thumbnail. Stop trying to make bridge look like Lightroom which I also hate because of its black only interface.
Please go back to the old style or at least give us a legacy checkbox.
No no no, that would be annoying. I'm a shortcut guy myself but if I'm adding ratings, I still don't type the 1-5, I click the star I want.
What I/we are saying here is Star Ratings should be in the preferences under Thumbnails and should be one of 4 options.
Currently the default there is Date, Dimensions , Keywords and Size.
Try turning them ALL on and you will understand what the problem is. The space below each thumbnail gets taller and taller.
You'll notice that a space for Keywords has nothing in it. unless you happened to put some for that file.
Now if Star ratings were an option here, we could all agree that you would have your option to always see it, and we would have the option to turn it off so as to not waste space. If we want it, Right click, sort by rating... no keyboard shortcut required.
Put it this way. If I told you the next update was going to add another metadata line (like the rating) but instead it was going to be for Keywords making the space under each thumbnail one line taller still, you be a little upset... why would you/I need that there. I might have a keyword on 1 file on my whole hard drive. But for people who like to ad keywords this might be nice.
Star ratings are great. don't get me wrong. 99% of my folders are not photoshoots. They are .psd, .ai, .pdf, word docs, Folders even. who rates folders?
For me, when I want to see as many images as I can, metadata is in the way.
If YOU like and use stars, great mate, more power to you. I don't, i deal with photoshoots with hundreds and hundreds of photos, we go through do a "select" and then move those files to a folder. We do not use stars , ever, period
The fact that I don't have a simple option in a the prefs to turn off 20% of the useless screen space taken up with EMPTY star ratings is the problem. Not stars, like i said nuttin against em, if you use them, fabbo for you. I don't they waste my screen space and thus time.
It runs super slow with camera raw- and yes everything is up to date. I bought a new iMac b/c I couldn't upload the latest version and now I'm out $2000 and it still sucks and takes me 10x longer to do the simplest of tasks.
It really feels like the people responsible for designing the Bridge UI haven never actually used the program. The brain-dead, boneheaded decisions that have led to the wasted screen space everywhere, stupid colour schemes and overall slowness of the latest version are utterly beyond me. Photoshop, Bridge and Illustrator are in a death spiral of buggy tools, idiotic design decisions and performance issues.
I have been transitioning to Affinity Photo and Designer and using ACDSee Pro for asset management. It takes a bit of getting used to but it's not that hard to retrain muscle memory. Adobe have continually proven that they are incompetent and unable to improve the state of the Creative Suite in both performance and reliability. It's time to jump ship before our workflows are completely destroyed.
Same here. The tiny dot for labels is a step back, along with the other changes that rob space from the thumbnail areas. The bar of color that ran under/around the stars was easy to see, quick to reference. These dots are small, harder to discern at a glance. Put the bars back. I've rolled back to 2018 to keep that feature, because the new design is a terribly shortsighted change.
I fully support. This is generally some kind of nightmare happened. Return to work with the stars and color marks, as was the case in Bridge CC 2018.
I absolutely agree with you.
here is a comparison of my workflow to check the white background of images I work on in Bridge CC 2018, where I can set a white backdrop and Bridge CC 2019 where I cannot set a white backdrop, but just bright "Color Theme" (which is ridiculous, as this is a professional instrument for me)
@abhishek.seth please look at these screenshots
In Bridge CC 2018 and previous I can set absolute white backdrop and if any image have not absolute white background I will see, but in Bridge CC 2019 it's not possible and it became non usable for me.
And what is the reason to have a grey outline on each thumbnail???? why do I need it? It only make worse user experience!!!!
Please ADOBE, correct this unprofessional feature of COLOR THEME back to slider, where I can set a white backdrop.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!!!!
Thanks for writing to us. We are reviewing all the feedback specific to UI changes done in CC 2019 and our designers are evaluating addressing some of the issues in the coming updates. We shall keep you posted and will also seek your feedback where needed.
I use Bridge almost exclusively with the Filmstrip workspace. With the new version, after adjusting the size of the filmstrip to a usable size, it takes up much more space than before, yet at the same time the thumbnails seem smaller and the file names get cut off.
Maybe it's the border or the permanent stars or the weird useless whitespace it below the images (why is that there?) but it really feels very clumsy.
Yea think ????????????
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I only just noticed the changes that were made to the Bridge interface and totally agree with the original post. Many photographers I know (including myself) use Bridge as a quick way to view a selection of JPEGs on a white backdrop. This is now impossible because of the grey border around the thumbnail. Please give us back the flexibility of the old Bridge interface, it was a fantastic feature.
Agreeeeed. Wow I hate Bridge now. I hope some of the concerns listed in this thread are addressed. Because right now the program is just making me sad and I'm going out of my way not to use it.
We aware of the feedback on the latest UI update and we are working on improving this in future versions of Bridge.
If you are facing issues in using Bridge CC 2019, please refer to this article on how to install older versions of CC applications.
Thank you - I have reinstalled Bridge 2018. Bridge 2019 is just awful.
I just attempted to revert back to Bridge 2018 and CC doesn't make that version avaialable - version 9.1 is the farthest I can go back. We've been arguing about this interface for a year now, and I can tell you for me personally, I'm not gonna just forget about it and get onboard. It seems that's what Adobe is hoping. They have promised to address this and have not done it. The interface is bad for my eyes, it slows me down, and I'm gonna be really unhappy if I'm forced to use it.
The new user interface is making my eyes hurt. All those outlines around thumbnails are exhausting, please return the background to one color!
Normally I don't complain and say to myself 'just get over it' but this interface is driving me crazy.
Why the borders/padding around the thumbnails. I am a photographer and I don't want to have this frame around each picture, it is so cluttering and it serves no purpose! Please give us the possibility to uncheck a checkbox or something.
Even better would be to be able to check a checkbox that says discard all interface changes and go back to what it was before. It was a great interface, why change it. And - oh yes- the selection bars that are now off centered dots. What on earth where you thinking? I have to label hundreds of photographs and now I have such difficulty checking the labels. Please bring back the label bar PLEASE.
Hope Adobe folks are considering this for the next update.
If not there will be a revolt.
Many people hate the changes.
They need to do something.
I have been going crazy trying to find where to do a batch action from Bridge. It used to be under Tools/Photoshop/Batch
I use this EVERY DAY... It can't have completely disappeared, can it?
Both Photoshop and Bridge versions must match.
I agree. The 2019 interface is more cluttered and less visually efficient than prior versions. I would bet that the designers are not daily heavy users of the application. Please scrap it and return to 2018's design, without further delay if possible.
Not likely. They are switching all the apps to a new UI framework which has been modernized and the old one is d.e.a.d. I hope they fix some of the glaring structural problems but who knows?
Going back to Bridge 2018. Way too much wasted space on this new interface. I do a lot of processing on a laptop and don't have the screen area to spare. New UI makes main preview too small and when I make thumbs smaller (I use filmstrip along bottom always) the extra space given to that tab means I can't see filename and full preview image once I have a reasonably sized main preview. And the color dots are useless. Bad move Adobe.