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Custom Adobe Bridge metadata view / panel

New Here ,
Dec 02, 2018 Dec 02, 2018

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I'm new to Bridge (Adobe Bridge CC ver. 9.0.1.216 x64).  I'm in the Filmstrip view and have added the Metadata panel so I can view and edit the metadata in my files.  I only use a small subset of the metadata fields and currently have to go through all different types (IPTC Core, IPTC Extension, File Properties, etc) to change the values.... I'm curious if there is a way to create a custom view / panel for metadata that only shows the metadata fields I want to see.  I tried using Metadata templates but that only seems like a way to apply standard data to a bunch of files... The data I'm adding is specific to each photo for the work I do with genealogy (people in the photos, description, location, date photo was taken, who is in the photo, etc).

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Community Expert , Dec 04, 2018 Dec 04, 2018

Try Preferences->Metadata and turn off what you don't want to see.

Metadata is accessible via ExtendScript if you wanted to do some programming. Its a bit confusing the start with but once you get the idea, fairly easy to do.

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Dec 02, 2018 Dec 02, 2018

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Edit: I fear that what was once simple has now become much harder… Can anybody please comment on how this now works in later versions of CC?

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Dec 04, 2018 Dec 04, 2018

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Try Preferences->Metadata and turn off what you don't want to see.

Metadata is accessible via ExtendScript if you wanted to do some programming. Its a bit confusing the start with but once you get the idea, fairly easy to do.

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Dec 04, 2018 Dec 04, 2018

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Hi Lumigraphics, in earlier versions of Bridge, a custom metadata panel was “easily” created from a single XML file, such as this one here for custom date fields for a specific studio workflow:

metadata-panel-xml.png

However in CC versions, this no longer works. You mention javascript/extendscript however can you confirm if more is required? I can’t recall however I thought that this was now achieved via CEP extensions, which are usually more than just a script.

Is there a definitive resource for creating custom metadata panels in CC versions of Bridge?

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Dec 04, 2018 Dec 04, 2018

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Yeah the old XML panels are no longer supported. You can use CEP or ScriptUI, either way you have to use ExtendScript to do the actual work. CEP is just an alternative to ScriptUI for creating the panel itself.

You can also use a palette window to input data.

Adobe has an SDK which is confusing but once you figure out how to access XMP via scripting it works pretty well.

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Ah, excellent, so this can still be achieved without CEP! I’ll look into the SDK, however I am not encouraged by your description.

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Dec 04, 2018 Dec 04, 2018

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Look for "DIY Metadata" which still works in Bridge 2019 AFAIK.

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Mar 19, 2019 Mar 19, 2019

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Not sure if this helps anybody or not, however I recently stumbled over this link:

Custom Keywords Panel for Bridge CC and the AEM Tags Panel Extension for Bridge CC

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New Here ,
Feb 28, 2020 Feb 28, 2020

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Does anyone have a simple sample of how to make your custom metadata panel with the scripting? I am trying to make one and the APIs are woefully difficult to read and follow.

This used to be easy, but not anymore

 

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Adobe Employee ,
Apr 01, 2021 Apr 01, 2021

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Try our Custom metadata panel. It works in Bridge, Photoshop and Illustrator. 

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New Here ,
Oct 04, 2022 Oct 04, 2022

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Hi

I tried the panel, but the custom metadata is not searchable. Did I miss something?

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 04, 2022 Oct 04, 2022

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Custom metadata is searchable in Bridge, however you need to search all metadata.

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Oct 04, 2022 Oct 04, 2022

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Thanks!



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