Adobe Bridge is a software provided by Adobe. You can organise your photographs in folders and make a selection to edit your photographs in, for instance, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom.
When do you use Adobe Bridge?
It’s depended on your goal and how much photographs you have made. When I took some photographs during an event, of the sunset or in a city, I will upload my photographs to my cloud service. When I am done, I will open Adobe Bridge and decide which photograph I will choose and which photograph I am going edit in Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Lightroom, and which I am going to leave aside.
By creating main folders and subfolders you can organise your photographs on your (external) hard drive or cloud service. For instance, a folder of an event, with the subfolders editing and don’t editing. Or you can also use the colour management system that Adobe Bridge provide you in the software. When you are done, you can open the photographs in Adobe Photoshop or create a new catalogue in Adobe Lightroom and import all your photographs that you want to edit.
Why is Adobe Bridge useful?
After you have organised your photographs in Adobe Bridge, you are allowed to double click on the photograph (most of the time a RAW file). After you have done this action, you will notice that Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Lightroom (depends on your settings) will open automatically. There is no need to do a manually action (only if you want).
Next to the overview of all your photographs, you have the opportunity to have a quick look at all your photos on your (external) hard drive. Not every computer of laptop supports all the available RAW files, so you need another way to have a quick look. Adobe Bridge works great with the RAW plug-in provided by Adobe. By opening this program, you can get a quick overview of all your photos so you can open them if you need a specific photograph from your library.
What is the price of Adobe Bridge?
I was surprised in the beginning. Adobe Bridge is free for every user. The only requirement is that you have a (free) Adobe account. You could organise all your photographs for free with Adobe Bridge, provided by Adobe. Do you want to do more with the products of Adobe, for instance with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom? Then you need a subscription on the Photography service of Adobe. This photography subscription (included Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom and cloud space) cost you monthly € 12,50 (on the Dutch website).