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Bridge 2023 numerous bugs - unusable

Community Expert ,
Oct 24, 2022 Oct 24, 2022

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Unfortunately at this point, I am unable to use Bridge 2023 in my production workflow because it is very, very buggy.

This list was compiled on Windows 10 Pro, have not yet been able to do much testing on Mac. I do have both Intel and M1 Macs so I will be evaluating it there.

 

- Move only, no copy for drag-and-drop, even if Option key held down
- Favorite not highlighted during drag, making it difficult to determine the drag target
- "No Labels" and "No Ratings" in Filter panel (should be "No Label" and "No Rating")
- Text spacing in Details mode, still VERY poor layout and use of space. I bugged this several versions ago in pre-release and it hasn't been addressed
- No drive info (used/free/items) (this is basic, vital info.)
- Metadata panel, poor text layout and wrapping (items truncated instead of wrapped, uses way too much space)
- No tooltip for truncated panel text (Impossible to see what has been truncated)
- Difficult to dock detached panels
- No scrollbar arrows, too narrow scrollbars (use of custom scrollbars instead of system controls, please put arrows back.)
- Poor performance with large folders
- Tabs hard to distinguish (tabs should have clear outline)
- Active Content tab indicator does not follow HIG (blue square) (we just went through this with the Share button in Photoshop. Better tab outlines would eliminate this issue)
- Cannot right-click to add panel to panel group
- Filter panel intermittently not correctly updating, especially with large folders
- Metadata panel may incorrectly show "Multiple values" when only one file selected
- Cannot open Windows shortcut in Content panel
- QuickSearch history intermittently not retained
- Metadata.applyMetadataTemplate() not working (ExtendScript)
- Metadata panel doesn't stay expanded when changing file selection

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Bug , Feature request , Metadata , Performance , Problem or error , Scripting

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 28, 2022 Oct 28, 2022

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I have similar problems.  Some are different

- When moving or deleting a file, the navigation jumps up to the root directory.  Have to scroll down to where I was working.

- Thumbnails saved by Photoshop in grayscale are distorted.  Skewed in the thumbnail.  Chaning to RGB works.  Back to Grayscale, again distorted.

- Metadata  panel is useless.  The panels do not stay in their configuration 'Saved to Current Workspace"

- Too much line spacing in every panel.  Less info shows in the same panel as earlier versions.

- Double clicking does not open the corresponding software.  Windows 10 Pro.

- Selecting Mulitple Files Does NOT SHOW TOTAL files.  2 4MB  files should say Multiple Values 8MB

- Twirling down ANY subdirectory takes several clicks.  Sometimes it twirls and then untwirls.  Annoying.

 

I just reinstalled 12.01 so I can work.  I am so leary about installing a new Bridge it is not funny.  I just know it is not going to work well.

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New Here ,
Nov 06, 2022 Nov 06, 2022

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I've had similar problems on a 27 inch iMac (2020).

I downloaded and reinstalled the previous version of Bridge. The 2023 version was just unusable for me.

Shocked that Adobe have released such a flawed version of this software.

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New Here ,
Nov 06, 2022 Nov 06, 2022

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Same here.

Deleting pictures in photoshop bridge. If I delete a file say part way down in the preview (left side two columns wide, JPG and Raw side by side) after deleting Bridge take me back to the top of the listed files. I have scroll down to the position in list I was at before deleting. Wasting time. It did not do this before doing the latest upgrade 13.0.0.562. I cannot find a way to stop this. I use the following work round. Give the file that you want delete one star rating, then use filter with one star select all and delete.If you make mistake you can restore from bin. It's still slow but faster than having scrolling down all the time. The all upgade feels like more like downgrade.

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New Here ,
Oct 28, 2022 Oct 28, 2022

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I am having similar issues, I am unable to rate images which is a huge issue especially for us in busy season. I have uninstalled, cleared cache, reinstalled an older version but camera raw is updated and I am unable to rate or cull images completely.. 

 

Adobe, please fix this.. We do not pay for this product for it to not work! 

This is such a headache, I have so many clients waiting on images.. 

 

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New Here ,
Oct 28, 2022 Oct 28, 2022

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Yep it's terrible! thanks, everyone above so I don't have to restate. 

Also can not open a second window!?! critical in my workflow-

 and no subfolders in the left pane you have to click again to see. we want fewer clicks not more, I must be able to see my work. 

what a waste of my morning.

Terrible

I got suckered by the cool new things- but will not use. please let us know when you fix it.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 30, 2022 Oct 30, 2022

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Running an M1 Macbook Pro, macOS Monterey and finding several bugs.  Moving back and forth from finger nails and to full screen previews, it would select the previous full screen file and the current one. The cursor disappeared when in the Bridge window but was visible everywhere else. And as my 2022 version, full screen images would occasionally start blinking. Any Mac users find these or other bugs?

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 31, 2022 Oct 31, 2022

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I went back to using 2022. Still the blinking problem but 2023 had that and many more bugs. Hard for me to believe Adobe would release something with so many obvious bugs. 

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New Here ,
Oct 31, 2022 Oct 31, 2022

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+1, who's the moron who thought this version was ready for release???

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Explorer ,
Oct 31, 2022 Oct 31, 2022

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I am on an M1 MacBook Pro and it just keeps crashing. I am going back to last version. This is close to the definition of insanity.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 02, 2022 Nov 02, 2022

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I had installed Bridge 2023 and Photoshop 2023.  I went back to Bridge 2022 becasue of all the bugs.  And now when I try to use a Photoshop tool (Image Processor) there's a message saying I need to update Photoshop which I had already done.  The only update available to me is Bridge 2023 and I am not doing that.  So I had to unistall Photoshop 2023 and install Photoshop 2022 and I can now use the Image Processor with Bridge 2022.  Back where I was before I updated Photoshop and Bridge, what I horrible update expereince and quite annoying for a subscription service.

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Community Expert ,
Nov 02, 2022 Nov 02, 2022

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Its a little tricky, but I have both Bridge 2022 (for production) and 2023 (for testing) using Photoshop 2023.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 02, 2022 Nov 02, 2022

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THIS. I have damn near gone insane today trying to figure it out. Lost 5 hours of work time.

 

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 02, 2022 Nov 02, 2022

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I CANNOT EXPLAIN HOW FRUSTRATING THE DRAG AND SELECT OPTION NOT WORKING AND THE STARRING ISSUE IS. I had to just downgrade. I lost 5 hours of work I really needed trying to figure this out. I got disconnected 3 times by different people "helping me". I think they know its an issue but they havent solved it yet so they are doing the runaround. This happens everytime theres a new release. It is SO frustrating.

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Explorer ,
Nov 07, 2022 Nov 07, 2022

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Reverting to prior version of Bridge 2022 was the temporary solution to all the listed problems cited above and by other users in different threads.  This update may have been the worst one Adobe has ever done with Bridge.  Navigating is a nightmare and the interface is terrible.  The earlier version worked well and has NONE of the problems of version 2023 being cited by users.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 16, 2022 Nov 16, 2022

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Just hit a can't delete a file problem after upgrading and arrived here, so +1 for reverting back a version.

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Explorer ,
Nov 16, 2022 Nov 16, 2022

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I have to uninstall Bridge 2023. I wasted 30 minutes of my time trying to dock the panels, etc. It doesnt work! Who write this software should be fired!  It is not ready for release man. 

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Community Expert ,
Nov 16, 2022 Nov 16, 2022

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The way to Dock the Panels is to go to the Workspace, click on the hamburger menu, and Select "Reset to Saved Layout."

 

Yes, it's a bit silly but that will work

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 24, 2022 Nov 24, 2022

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Hi,


Many of the issues reported in the thread are fixed in the latest patch release #13.0.1.583. Please install and confirm if that fixes the issue.
You can refer to the issues fixed in the patch at the following link https://helpx.adobe.com/bridge/kb/fixed-issues.html


Thanks,
Bridge Team

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 24, 2022 Nov 24, 2022

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According to some of the Forum messages, this version makes some things
worse.
I will not be updating.

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Community Expert ,
Nov 24, 2022 Nov 24, 2022

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I'm using Bridge 2022 for production but will be updating Bridge 2023 as they still need to know about bugs and problems. Hopefully we see more bug fix releases this winter.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 25, 2022 Nov 25, 2022

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Hi Rahul,

Thanks for the update. I also hit problems calling PS from v12, so have now uninstalled it and installed this new version.

 

It *seems* OK so far, other than an annoying pause on deletion where the focus is taken back up to the top of the screen of thumbnails before returning the the right place. This slows down image review a lot. Could you get this looked at please?

 

Ta,

Paul

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New Here ,
Nov 28, 2022 Nov 28, 2022

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Purtroppo ci sono ancora tantissimi bug.... e non so come mai uno script che ho dal 2016 per raccogliere i Metadata, e mi appariva nel menu, ogni volta che cambiavo versione di Bridge, adesso non entra piu!

Insomma, avete fatto tanti bei cambiamenti di layout, ma davvero, il bridge 2023 non funziona bene.... Troppi guai ancora oltre questo grande guaio che ho di non poter usare lo script per i Metadata.

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