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How to View images from Multiple Sources

Community Beginner ,
Feb 15, 2020 Feb 15, 2020

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I am new to using bridge and want to explore using this as my workflow...  I have two external Drives and both hold JPEG and RAW images. 

 

I would to see the best way of viewing all images by type in Bridge, to work and tag them.

 

I do not seem to be able to do this in Smaet Coillections.

 

Thanks in advance Paul

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People's Champ ,
Feb 15, 2020 Feb 15, 2020

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Upper right corner. Drop down menu

"Sort by"   .....   pick your option.

 

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Community Beginner ,
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Thanks for the prompt reply...

 

however, I cannot seem to pick 2 options at the sametime...

 

am I miisng what I should be doing?

 

Paul

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People's Champ ,
Feb 15, 2020 Feb 15, 2020

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You cannot as far as I know.

You would need a program like Lightroom.

But even then you would have to move between tabbed workspaces.

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Community Expert ,
Feb 15, 2020 Feb 15, 2020

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List View maybe? I'm unclear about what you want though.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 16, 2020 Feb 16, 2020

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sorry I did not exlain what I wanted to achive correctly...

 

I would like to be able to seach two external drives at the same time,  I am trying to do this by creating a Smart Collection of those two external drives.

 

However when you create a Smart Collection, the drop down choice in the Source list, only allows you to select one Drive at a time.

 

Thanks... Paul

 

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People's Champ ,
Feb 16, 2020 Feb 16, 2020

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There is a file manager program that should do the job for you I think.

There is a free trial version you can try.

https://www.gpsoft.com.au/

have been using it for years.

best file manager available. period.

 

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Feb 16, 2020 Feb 16, 2020

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Thanks for the reply...

 

I am MacOS user...

 

paul

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Community Expert ,
Feb 16, 2020 Feb 16, 2020

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Hi Paul,

 

Since you are a Mac user, you do have one other option: HoudahSpot.

 

HoudahSpot, like Bridge relies upon the Mac's Spotlight's search info generation. However, both Spotlight and Bridge have a very narrow search capability. HoudahSpot leaps over Spotlight by also providing Boolian Searches. For example, you can search for "my-california-photos" but exclude jpgs and tifs and only search for CR2. Since you have mulitple Drives you can search on one drive and exclude others, you can inclue date ranges, etc. etc.

 

The Houdah company has several more products but this is all I use, https://www.houdah.com

 

There are very few products I can't imagine not having on my Mac, this is one of them.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 16, 2020 Feb 16, 2020

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Gary,

thanks for this information and will at the app...

 

will Bridge pick this up inside so that it can use to set up Smart Collections?

 

Paul

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Feb 16, 2020 Feb 16, 2020

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Hi Paul,

 

As far as I know Bridge is hard-wired to Spotlight. It cannot see or intereact with HoudahSpot. 

 

Sorry, I was just focusing on your issue to have two concurrent focused searches.

 

Good luck

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Gary is right.

Another one I use on the MAC OS side is.

https://path-finder.soft32.com/

 

Jim

 

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