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How to optimize Adobe Bridge for best performance

Engaged ,
Jul 04, 2019 Jul 04, 2019

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I recently switched from Mac to PC and did a fresh install of Photoshop and Bridge. I'm finding that Bridge is now slower than it was on my Mac even though the PC is a much more powerful computer. Photoshop itself works a good deal better now but not Bridge. I'm having to wait for it to generate thumbnails even on folders I've already opened and looked at in bridge and it's not quick to do so. Also, when I try to move images and folders around in bridge, it is also slow. Much slower than when moving folders in the Windows 10 file manager. It will also leave the file names of folders in place that have been deleted until I quit and reopen Bridge.

I suspect all of this is just a settings thing. My computer is....

i7 gen 8 processor
64 GB ram

All solid state stroage

8 GB graphics card

Almost all horsepower can go to Bridge and Photoshop.

Hope someone can recommend some settings that will fix this problem.

Thanks!

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Adobe Employee ,
Jul 04, 2019 Jul 04, 2019

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Moved to Bridge

Hi there,

As you're looking to optimize Bridge's performance, could you please have a look at these articles and see if it helps?

How to tune Photoshop CS6 for peak performance

Work with the Adobe Bridge cache

Regards,
Sahil

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Engaged ,
Jul 09, 2019 Jul 09, 2019

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Thanks for this...I knew to and had been ditching my cache but it only seem to help a little bit. I did switch off the "Keep 100% Previews in Cache" and I think that helped some. I also reduced the cache size which seems counter to what it says in the description to increasing performance but this seemed to help too. I don't know, it's a little hard to tell what's working.

It still seems slower than the much less impressive spec-ed MAC. It keeps having to newly generate previews even though I know I've been in a given folder before and previews had already been generated....even like a few minutes later after leaving the folder. Is it possible that Bridge simply works a lot better on a MAC?

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Community Expert ,
Jul 09, 2019 Jul 09, 2019

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I'm going to guess that it is basically starting over on your new computer. It probably had images cached on your Mac.


Melissa Piccone | Adobe Trainer | Pluralsight Author | Fine Artist

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Engaged ,
Jul 09, 2019 Jul 09, 2019

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Thanks Melissa for taking the time.

These are new images that were never cached on the MAC.

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New Here ,
Oct 29, 2021 Oct 29, 2021

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I have the same problem even though my computer is even more powerful than the one you mention.

 

The longer Bridge sits and crank out previews and thumbnails, the slower ACR and Photoshop becomes as well.

 

Bridge also doesn't seem to use the GPU (16GB) either. It just loads up the CPU (12 core Xeon), so much that, if left to continue the whole computer starts lagging, whilst the GPU sits there idling.

 

The only solution then is to reboot, but then Bridge starts all over again, regenerating previews and thumbnails it had just done a few minutes before the reboot.

 

I am at my wits end with this issue. 

 

I have gone through all the optimizations tweaks I could find, none made any difference. 

 

Very frustrating.

 

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 11, 2021 Nov 11, 2021

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Hi @TvN ,

 

Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry to hear about the issue.

 

Could you please share the following details with us:

1. Bridge version in use.

2. System configuration.

3. Files/formats on which the issue is observed.

4. Thumbnail quality & Preview generation settings.

Please share the sample files on which you are observing the issue at sharewithbr@adobe.com 

 

Also, could you please try setting the preview generation options to the following and let us know if you still face the issue?

AnishaGupta_0-1636620921908.png

 

Thanks,

Bridge Team

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 18, 2021 Nov 18, 2021

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I have been having similar problems with folders of already generated thumbnails constantly regenerating as I scroll down the folder in Bridge.

 

I have just checked the above settings and changed the Preview size to Embedded from Standard, but the problem is persisting.

 

Win 10 Home, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770 CPU @ 3.40GHz 3.40 GHz, 32GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 645.

Adobe Bridge v12

Fujifilm RAW .RAF files from an XPRO2 Camera, file sizes around 48 megabytes.

 

Paul

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Explorer ,
Nov 13, 2021 Nov 13, 2021

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I have the same problem as TvN

 

Bridge 12.0.0.234

Windows 10 Home, Version 21H1, OS build 19043.1348, Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.3920.0

 

And I don't even have to open a new folder. If I stay in the same folder but minimise the Bridge window and then maximise it again. thumbnails and previews are generated again each time. It has an adverse effect on Bridge, slowing it up while previews and thumbnails are generated.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 22, 2021 Nov 22, 2021

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I've tried some more tweaking of settings, purged cache, which removes pre-cached directories that I've generated and still it seems to generate previews on the fly, which makes the process of reviewing image tedious and slows the whole PC down for other applications.

 

@Anisha Gupta- Looking at resource usage, I see that the power use spikes when this is happening - is this a bug / flaw (see screenshot)?

 

I didn't have this issue in prior releases and if it continues, I'll have to look at moving away from Bridge.

 

Screenshot 2021-11-22 093030.jpg

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Explorer ,
Nov 18, 2021 Nov 18, 2021

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I have this problem and I went online to Adobe Customer Support earlier this week. My problem was escalated to a specialist who took over my PC to study the problem. He concluded it was normal and expected performance from Bridge and that it was not a fault. He said his computer in the Adobe office behaved in just the same way with Bridge. I have used Bridge for many years and I do not recollect it performing like this before. I find it a nuisance and I thought the idea of having a cache was to prevent exactly this continuing regeneration of thumbnails and previews.

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Explorer ,
Oct 12, 2022 Oct 12, 2022

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any fix to this issue?

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