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Bridge 2023 issues

Explorer ,
Oct 17, 2022 Oct 17, 2022

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Hi, I have installed a new Bridge and unfortunately the changes made to it make my earlier workflow very difficult compared to the previous version:

 

- Enter works like a cursor in the content panel instead of opening files

 

- preview colors of photos (all types of files) are completely different than displayed in PS. I tried to change the color spaces of the monitors, but it only introduced chaos and I don't know how to go back to the previous settings

 

- enlarging the size of the thumbnaili using ctrl + scroll does not work, and the magnifying icon under the panel, e.g. "content", overlaps other icons if it is squeezed, making it impossible to use it

 

- the overall layout is worse in my opinion and it cannot be adjusted to my requirements and habits

 

I wanted to go back to the older version, but then the cooperation with the new PS does not work (e.g. image processor) and I think I will have to downgrade the PS to the previous version as well, so these new updates do not make much sense to me.

 

Do other users have it too?

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Explorer ,
Oct 17, 2022 Oct 17, 2022

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Another strange thing I noticed - each time you press the spacebar to see the preview on the full screen, the views of the same picture are multiplied in the "preview" window, jak na przykładzie

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 18, 2022 Oct 18, 2022

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hello everyone
new version (2023) have a bug on workflow page.
i am on mac (imac 27 2020) and when i try to export from some workflow i had created the process start ok but no images are exported.
Anybody have the same trouble?
Thanks in advance

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 24, 2022 Oct 24, 2022

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I have this same problem. I use batch process to rename lots of files. The process seems to run and I get a "completed" message the renamed files are not there. I've tried everything to fix this including deleting preferences and blah blahh blahhh. Obvious this version of Bridge is badly flawed. Also, if I try to create a new workflow you can not add "task details." 

Horrible update. I went back to the previous version which is the intel version for Mac. That is something I almost never do. 

Mac Studio running Monterey12.6. 

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 25, 2022 Oct 25, 2022

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My issue also concerns spacebar previews - press the spacebar and preview zooms as before but when I advance the previews with arrow keys and then press the spacebar to return to normal I'm still at the first one - very irritating when trying to track stacked images

 

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 23, 2022 Nov 23, 2022

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I have that problem as well . . . selects multiple images as you preview images individually instead of just one, making it impossible to open the image you actually want!

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 19, 2022 Oct 19, 2022

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Re Bridge vers 13.0.0, I am also having big problems with the Metadata panels displaying incorrect text when it has been edited,amongst other things. They have ruined what was a good programme.
I have now reverted back to Bridge vers 12.0.3, which is working perfect with the new PS vers 24.0.0

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 01, 2022 Nov 01, 2022

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@derekl88273024 Can you please elaborate on the issue you are facing?

 

Can you please provide the following details:

  • What steps are you taking when you are facing this issue?
  • What is the expected behaviour?
  • Does the issue gets fixed if you come back to the same asset after switching to another one?
  • Does it occur on any particular file type? 

 

Any other important detail that you can provide will also be helpful in recreating the issue at our end.

Thanks.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 20, 2022 Oct 20, 2022

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Yes my Ctrl no longer works for icon scaling which is REALLY irritating as I use that constantly, and the scaling while seeming like a great idea is horribly implimented - smallest is a tiny bit too small, but going one notch up makes text too large and poorly rendered with a blurry effect.

 

My icons are rendering correctly though - I was having a mismatch issue in the old bridge which was either solved by reprofiling or the new bridge - (did both in the last 24h)

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Explorer ,
Oct 23, 2022 Oct 23, 2022

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I agree with the font assessment.  At long last, I'm very happy with the density improvements in this new version, as I felt some of the older verstions had too much unused space on the screen.  Having said that, there really isn't a reason to have such a small font on a 4K monitor unless the padding between rows also shrinks.  This tiny font works great in the folders navigation pane (minimal padding), but in file details mode, you have to have virtually no icon to increas the density.  My advice would be to make size 2 just a touch bigger than size 1.  I haven't even looked at size 3 or 4, as they would be of no value, with the number of files I have.

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Explorer ,
Nov 29, 2022 Nov 29, 2022

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I agree with the font scaling as well... there needs to be a setting between the smallest which is a tad too small and the next one up which is too big for a 5K display.

 

In addition, the window title bar is too narrow, making the red, yellow, green buttons super small.

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Explorer ,
Oct 20, 2022 Oct 20, 2022

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I have relied on aliased folders in my Favorites panel to access network folders. This stopped working with Bridge 2023.

 

(Mac OS version 13.0.0.562) 

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Explorer ,
Oct 21, 2022 Oct 21, 2022

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Hallo everyone,

There used to be a feature in Bridge that said, “Open new window”.  I used that a lot.  Is that now called something mysterious?

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 21, 2022 Oct 21, 2022

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Nope. For some baffling reason Adobe removed that core feature from this version.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 26, 2022 Oct 26, 2022

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AWFUL! I used Open New Window EVERY DAY, ALL DAY. 

 

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 21, 2022 Oct 21, 2022

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I didn't even notice that yesterday - worst update ever...

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Explorer ,
Oct 23, 2022 Oct 23, 2022

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It is true.  I also used multiple windows in previous versions, but I believe what they have traded that capability for is far superior.  

1. You can add multiple tabs that point to all the applicable folders for your task.

2. You can undock these additional tabs, resize the, and drag them to a different monitor.

3. Once you get that all set, including folder locations, sort order, tab locations on your monitors etc., you can then save all of that as a workflow and recall it any time. 

Now imagine having all this new capability, and then having an 'Open New Window' which would also have all of this going on.  Pretty unworkable from a coding standpoint on their end, and would likely be confusing to the user. (i.e. would the new window open a duplicate of the defined undocked panels of the workspace. 

 

I have been critical of some of the changes made in the past but there are some  really innovative and well implemented features in this new version.   It needs more refining,  i.e. when you create a new tab, copy the columns of the already existing tab instead of a assigning defaults which contains columns I never use.  My guess is that they will get to that in the next version.  This version was obviously a major revision.

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Community Expert ,
Oct 24, 2022 Oct 24, 2022

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@fgallery2 Thank you for being positive and open to change.

 

Change can be hard, and you nailed the new workflow. 

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 25, 2022 Oct 25, 2022

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Indeed, and I love the new snap/drag panel function as it allows you to split panels you previously could't. Using that its pretty easy to set it up as if its two (or more!) windows and I'm sure that'll soon make me forget the 'new window' function pretty quickly. (You don't have to view them as tabs, just drag and either snap them to the edge to split the panel, or place them anywhere you want) As an ultrawide/multimonitor user, this ability is a great feature as it lets me use the screens much more effectively. This is quickly becoming a must have feature for me.

What I have noticed (aside from the thumbbuttons) is that workspaces no longer seem to recall the position and size of the window. This makes no sense to me, resetting a workspace should return it to normal, I guess this is unintended.

Feels like this release was pushed out a tad early. Really like some features, totally baffled by some others~, especially ones that remove basic functionalities like thumb buttons...

And sad to see that there still is no way to create your own keyboard shortcuts..

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Explorer ,
Oct 27, 2022 Oct 27, 2022

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Without a way to navigate content tabs by keyboard, this is no upgrade. I've used Bridge for most image-related file management tasks since its inception, and although usability was somewhat degraded 2019-onward, it worked, at least. Until now.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 14, 2022 Nov 14, 2022

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But the inability to view more than one preview window?
Comparing things side by side is HUGE for many of us.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 26, 2022 Oct 26, 2022

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from reading on this page you can no longer open a "new window". I use this ALL the time, I can not edit without that feature. the new feature of being able to add additional tabs doesn't help me at all because the new tab doesn't haev access to the folders so I can't drag photos in to other folders. This update is the worst I have ever seen. I have reverted back to the previous version in hopes that they will fix all these issues soon

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New Here ,
Oct 26, 2022 Oct 26, 2022

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@lemonshot888  and wider CC group, lemonshot888 is exactly right. Those of us who rely on Adobe Bridge to work well arent "hobbyists" having fun making are way around images and videos etc, this is an important navigational app thats amazing helpful to our careers, its important to our jobs.  Adobe, you gotta consider how sweeping changes in perceived functionality affects users far and wide. You make beautiful tools for a global community to shine. For some of us who rely on your beautiful tools to do our best, it breaks our hearts when these tools suddenly stop working. We are for progress and improvement. We just hope that you consider those who rely on these tools. To be thoughtful of just ending funtionality that maybe you didnt knwo was hyper importnat to us. It's amazing that a " Open New Window" function was " too much? " for the app? You had to remove it? Why?  

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Explorer ,
Oct 29, 2022 Oct 29, 2022

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@lemonshot888 How do I downgrade? Bridge 23 has been TERRIBLE for me these past two-ish weeks and has slowed down my professonaly daily workflow. Adobe, please take note. If there was an alterantive, I'd switch TODAY. I'm already finding myself using the Finder more. Hilarious. Please fix RIGHT AWAY. Thank you! 

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Explorer ,
Oct 27, 2022 Oct 27, 2022

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This is nothing short of disatreouse. There's a million use cases for multiple windows. My entire workflow relies on it. Once again Adobe royally f'''d up by REMOVING CORE FUNCTIONALITY. This is mindboggling. This software development 101.
DO-NOT-REMOVE-CORE-FUNCTIONALITY!

 

They need to IMMEDIATELY change this. For now, reverting back to 2022 and blasting this all over the place.

 

Lets put the pressure on and start a petition.

 

Of all the stupid changes that breaks core functionality without any benefits this takes the cake - just because someone couldnt figure out how to combine multiple windows with tabs. This IS NOT rocket science. This is just a poorly developed, ill thought out rushjob. No more dumb excuses - this is complete amateur hour... 

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