Users of Adobe Bridge will be pleased to learn that the latest release of the software includes several performance enhancements and new features. Available today for Creative Cloud subscribers, Adobe notes that this release "will lay the foundation for future development."
Many people use Adobe Bridge for digital asset management and control. Whereas some prefer to simply organize through Lightroom's catalog, Bridge's powerful file management, organization, renaming, and search capabilities make it the go-to choice for those who need high levels of control over their files and metadata. Along with performance improvements for metadata and thumbnail creation, Bridge 6.2 introduces the following features:
- Automatic Cache Management: Users now have the option to have Bridge automatically purge and compact the cache for quicker thumbnail previews and asset searches. Cache purges can be set to run whenever Bridge is idle, taking advantage of downtime.
- On Demand Thumbnail Generation: When working with larger collections, Bridge now generates thumbnails and previews for on-screen assets first, then generates those that remain either when the user scrolls or the application is idle. Meanwhile, metadata for all items is immediately extracted to enable filter and search capabilities as soon as possible.
- Import from iOS and Android devices on Mac: Users can now import directly from iOS and Android devices on Mac.
- Autostack Panorama/HDR: This feature has been reinstated. Using capture time, exposure data, and image alignment, Bridge automatically recognizes HDR and panorama sequences and stacks them together to prepare for merging.
Bridge 6.2 is available now for Creative Cloud subscribers. Have you used any of the new features? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
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