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Bridge vs Lightroom clasic

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I using Bridge, all time,......sometime I get to Lightroom, just figure out what is better,....can't realy find anything,...
What is advantage of Lightroom compare to Bridge,....

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Bridge is a viewer: it can let you see your images, compare your images, and let you see your images with all of your ACR adjustments and do adjustment via PS and sizing in batches. It can more easily see your metadata, etc. 

 

Lightroom Classic is ACR with a database. It can do all that Bridge can do and much more. It can significantly do more with keywords, global changes to images, much easier organization of images, it goes on and on. What feature(s) are important to you so that I do not hav

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Community Expert , Jan 05, 2021 Jan 05, 2021

gary_sc is pretty much right. Although most of the raw and metadata batch editing I want to do is possible with Camera Raw and Bridge, in Lightroom Classic the same tasks are faster and more efficient once you learn the tools. There are more options, more keyboard shortcuts for those options, better support for multiple displays, etc.

 

In Lightroom Classic it’s all in one application from import to print. In contrast, the workflow with Bridge requires four separate applications to achieve the s

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Bridge is a viewer: it can let you see your images, compare your images, and let you see your images with all of your ACR adjustments and do adjustment via PS and sizing in batches. It can more easily see your metadata, etc. 

 

Lightroom Classic is ACR with a database. It can do all that Bridge can do and much more. It can significantly do more with keywords, global changes to images, much easier organization of images, it goes on and on. What feature(s) are important to you so that I do not have to go on with things that are irrelevant to you?

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gary_sc is pretty much right. Although most of the raw and metadata batch editing I want to do is possible with Camera Raw and Bridge, in Lightroom Classic the same tasks are faster and more efficient once you learn the tools. There are more options, more keyboard shortcuts for those options, better support for multiple displays, etc.

 

In Lightroom Classic it’s all in one application from import to print. In contrast, the workflow with Bridge requires four separate applications to achieve the same workflow: Adobe Photo Downloader for direct import from camera/card to Bridge, Adobe Bridge for organization and metadata, Camera Raw for raw editing, and Adobe Photoshop for printing.

 

Bridge is better if you prefer to use a pure file browser rather than a catalog based on a database. Bridge is also better if the files you work with extend far beyond the scope of just photographic images, because Bridge also works with vector graphics from Adobe Illustrator, video files and motion graphics from Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects, layout files from Adobe InDesign, web graphics, fonts…

 

But in a pure photographic workflow, Bridge slows me down too much. It’s largely a personal opinion, because you’ll just as easily find people who love Bridge and can’t stand Lightroom Classic. You get to choose.

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Jan 06, 2021 Jan 06, 2021

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thank you both of you,......both of you give me answers what I was suspecting,......
For my use, I will probably continuing to use Bridge, as I do for many years, as a file viewer,....where you can open or just browse files of all extension,...
In my retirement I have more time to explore all program, which I have no use for.
So that is why I open a Lightroom . Probably for organizing my family picture, as vacation and such I will try to use Lightroom.
For my artwork and photos related to it, Bridge.

If you import your pictures from HD and organize it in Lightroom,....each time you make some changes, in PS maybe, thru Bridge, you have to synchronize all , or it can be done automatically?

 

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Any changes started from Lightroom Classic will be tracked and updated in Lightroom Classic. For example:

  • If you select a photo in Lightroom Classic and choose Edit in Photoshop, when you return to Lightroom Classic any changes saved in Photoshop will appear in Lightroom Classic. 
  • If you rearrange folders using the Folders tab in Lightroom Classic, those changes will also be made on the computer desktop. 

 

Going the other way…

  • If a folder is in the Lightroom Classic database but you rename/move files in and out of it on the computer desktop, Lightroom Classic won’t know about it until you do a Synchronize Folders. 
  • If you make metadata changes outside Lightroom Classic, Lightroom Classic won’t see them until you manually choose Read Metadata From Files. 

 

In the end, if you like working with Bridge, you could effectively use it to organize your family photos and not need to use Lightroom Classic. The main organization tools such as keywords, ratings, filters, collections, smart collections, etc. are available in Bridge.

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