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Does the Bridge team have Lightroom moles working there?

Engaged ,
Apr 10, 2023 Apr 10, 2023

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I am paying monthly for this monopolisitic program, that doesn't improve and gets worse.  I have been using Bridge to store data for all my shots since Photoshop 3.1, and Bridge is ruined.  It has been months since one can no longer have 2 Bridge Windows open, see thumbnails of more modern cameras such as the Nikon Z9.  Free programs such as Nikon Studio, Resolve, and Windows Media can play these videos, and Nikon Studio has the data, and now I can't even add metadata to any videos.  So I can't see them, I can't have a description, or keywords or any relevant data and have to keep going to other programs to see what each is, back and forth.

 

How can it be legal to charge a subscription fee for something one is essentially wedded to, because of decades of use and storing and keeping track of data,  and then render it almost useless while promoting Lightroom which I don't like, never will.  I could see videos play and have data with CS6 and earlier.  They keep "upgrading" when it is actually a downgrade. "Techinicans" are being paid to deliver garbage, but if one stops paying, then decades of earlier work will no longer be accessible.  This is extortion and I think reporting to state's Attorney General, as in similar outrageous situations is necessary again.  For a while it was some videos that wouldn't accept metadata.  Now in the last seveal days not one will.  And I was fooled because in a Bridge before some of the last updates, it honestly won't let one even enter data into the boxes.  Now I thought it was actually working, as I typed data in, and it's there when I leave, but when I come back to the fields, they are all empty.  Unbelievable waster of time.

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Apr 11, 2023 Apr 11, 2023

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I am paying monthly for this monopolisitic program, that doesn't improve and gets worse.  I have been using Bridge to store data for all my shots since Photoshop 3.1, and Bridge is ruined.


By @robirdman1

 

Actually, Bridge is free! Bridge started life as Photoshop's File Browser (v7 in 2002 I think), then became a separate app in CS2 in 2005.

 

There are many changes that I would like to see in Bridge. :]

 

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Apr 13, 2023 Apr 13, 2023

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So I can cancel my Photoshop subscription and keep using latest Bridge?

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Apr 13, 2023 Apr 13, 2023

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I can't comment on whether cancelling your Photoshop subscription is something that you would want to do. Bridge is free with limited features. Without Photoshop there is no access to Adobe Camera Raw, you can't use automation tools that leverage Photoshop such as Image Processor or Batch etc.

 

Most other features are there and don't require Photoshop.

 

Google for more info.

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