Try setting the label names to the default values. They have to be exactly this. "Selected" won't work, it has to be "Select"
I know.. I had it right... just typed it wrong here. Thanks for the response but it's not the problem unfortunately.
Even if that WAS the problem though, aren't all the images going to have metadata with different "labels" since they were customized in Bridge when labeled?
I need to know how to access the Metadata so I can match what the images have (or match the images to what I have customized).
Go to File > File Info (Ctrl/Cmmd + i) and click Raw data. Search for xmp:label
Unfortunatley, you can't edit the label in the File Info panel. I don't think there is a way to edit them in Bridge, except for a custom script. There are other tools you can use though.
You might also look at the labels in the filter panel. Are there any labels besides the standard ones?
Let us know what you find.
Thank you so much! I haven't checked it out yet but you've given me an answer I can definitely work with! THANK YOU! I've spent way too long on this but I know that I rather use pen and paper than use Adobe Bridge Labels... technology has me wishing pen and paper would make a comeback more and more every single day. lol
Thanks again! 🙂
I totally forgot about the filter panel! What a tremendous help that alone was! I can't thank you enough! Seriously! You save me from the loony bin! I owe you BIG TIME! lol
You're very welcome. We still have to get the proper label colors to appear. Let me know what you find in the metadata and then we'll figure out the next step.
Just a note on how labels work. A label is written into the file metadata as text, so (for example) "Select" is a default label. Its up to the individual app to assign/match a color to that label. Labels are arbitrary, you can use pretty much any label text. An app is also not automoatically limited to a small number of labels, Bridge in theory could support as many labels and colors as the developers wanted to add.
When Bridge finds a label in the file metadata, it looks up its Label assignments (which are set in Preferences) and displays a color if a match is found. If there is not a match, Bridge shows a white label.
The Bridge UI can only directly assign labels per the settings in Preferences, but a script could change the labels text in a file.