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Using Bridge on an Apple M1 machine is still terrible

Community Beginner ,
Apr 11, 2022 Apr 11, 2022

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I have a 2021 MacBook Pro with M1 Pro chip, 32GB Ram running OS Monterey.
As observed by many other users, Adobe Bridge is still incredibly slow. It takes upwards of 10 seconds to rotate a Jpeg. 

Understand that it's not optimised for Silicon. The question is, as of April 2022, why not? 

Has anyone found a workaround? Or has everyone just dumped Bridge? 

 

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 11, 2022 Apr 11, 2022

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Update on this. After seeing a comment elsewhere about color space being an issue, I experimented with converting a troublesome folder to sRGB using Save for Web. It seems to have done the trick, though it is not a fix – more of a workaround. 

For clarity, the images I found troublesome had all been shot on an iPhone 11 for eBay upload. 

Hope this is of some small help to others while Adobe gives us a proper Silicon update for Bridge. 

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Apr 12, 2022 Apr 12, 2022

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We all hope so, but my patience is running out...

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Adobe Employee ,
Apr 26, 2022 Apr 26, 2022

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Hi @GhostKingsley ,

 

Thanks a lot for your feedback.
Please try updating to ACR 14.3 release, that should fix the issue.

Let us know if you still face the same.

 

Thanks,

Bridge Team

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Contributor ,
Apr 28, 2022 Apr 28, 2022

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I have considered dumping Bridge, but have not found a better alternative (with the exception of Adobe Lightroom). It is so slow when working with large batches of image and video media files, especially with metadata editing. It seems it can't edit metadata until it creates the file thumbnails—or is it the previews? Generating large batches of file thumbnails uses a lot of cache. One batch I attempted totaled 4300 files at 96 Gb. There is my first bottleneck. Large fast SSDs help, but Bridge must still render each thumbnail and preview associated with each media file into the cache—then overwrite some of it when resources are short. When processing files Bridge must create a scratch pad of data outside of that cache that also is limited in size. When that is full and all the data is needed for the current process, none can be deleted until the process is finished with it. That is a probable cause of Bridge freezes—not enough scratch pad space... A larger HDD or SSD is needed. The M1 pro chip should help with the speed of rendering and data crunching, but other system resources also play their part. 

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Oct 11, 2022 Oct 11, 2022

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Hi, You might have missed the latest announcement about the October Beta Bridge version that offers native M1 (apple Silicon) support: https://community.adobe.com/t5/bridge-discussions/an-update-for-the-adobe-bridge-beta-is-now-availab...

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