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Adobe Bridge

Q1:How do I add or delete items to Favorites?

A1: To add a folder to the Favorites tab, Control-click (PC: Right-click) on the folder and choose Add to Favorites from the contextual menu that appears (or go to File>Add to Favorites with your folder selected). To remove something from the Favorites menu, Control-click (PC: Right-click) on the folder in the Favorites list and choose Remove from Favorites from the contextual menu (or go to File>Remove from Favorites).
Q2:Is it true that there are two versions of Camera Raw?
A2: In effect there are two versions, since you can either work with Camera Raw in Photoshop or in Bridge. Using Camera Raw in Bridge would allow you to process a series of files while you switch back to Photoshop and work on another file. Press Command-R (PC: Control-R) to open selected images in Camera Raw from Bridge, or double-click to switch to Camera Raw in Photoshop. (Even if you use the Bridge version of Camera Raw, it will switch to Photoshop when you click Open in the Camera Raw dialog.)
Q3:What's a collection?
A3: When you use Edit>Find, you can save the search results as a collection—just click on the Save As Collection button in the top-right corner of the search results window. To look at the same files later on, just click on Collections in the Favorites folder, and then double-click on the collection in the window.
Q4:Is there a shortcut to switch to Compact view?
A4: Press Command-Return (PC: Control-Enter) to toggle in and out of Compact Mode. If you are in Compact Mode and click on the Compact Mode icon (in the top-right corner of the Bridge interface), you'll switch to Ultra-Compact Mode. Then the same shortcut will switch between full-size and Ultra-Compact views.
Q5:What do the symbols beside a file indicate?

A5: The small page icon indicates that the file is open (in Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.). The small circle (with triangles) icon indicates that the RAW file has been edited in Camera Raw.
Q6:Why isn't the Adobe Bridge Center available? I thought Bridge came with something called Adobe Bridge Center, but I don't see it. Where do I find it?
A6: Adobe Bridge Center is only included in the Premium edition of the Creative Suite.
Q7:Can I drag-and-drop a file from Bridge into documents that are already open in other Creative Suite applications?
A7: You can drag-and-drop into Illustrator or InDesign (which creates a linked file). You cannot drag-and-drop into an open Photoshop document, but you can use the File>Place command to place into Photoshop (and create a Smart Object).
Q8:How do I force a file to open in Photoshop? When I double-click on a file in Bridge, it launches Illustrator. Can I force that document to open in Photoshop?


A8: In the File menu, choose Open With>Adobe Photoshop CS2, or Control-click (PC: Right-click) on the document thumbnail and in the contextual menu that appears choose Open With>Adobe Photoshop CS2.



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