Roundtable madness. A bridge too far. Dogs and cats living together….
For those of you who enjoyed our previous guests Russell Brown (Episode 007) and John Nack (Episode 009), independently and on their own, I’ve invited total chaos into the lounge by inviting them both at once. And to discuss, of all things, Adobe Bridge—or “the Bridge” as Deke insists on calling it. But once we settle the ever-controversial definite article question, we jump right in and talk about how darn nifty this oft-ignored application is. It spans the applications, like this:
(This “the bridge” artwork might give you a sense for the general whereabouts of the top-secret dekeLounge. Hint: It’s not St. Louis.)
Although it’s been around since CS2, the Bridge really came into its own with CS4. Before you even get to Photoshop, Bridge helps you label, rate, compare, and generally review your images so you can choose which of them are worthy your Photoshop-time. During our conversation, hear how John stumps Deke by mentioning that after you use that handy review mode to sort through your images, you can then turn it instantly into a collection. Then hear John sum up my favorite feature of working in Bridge, “the file is the truth.” Meanwhile, Russell impresses us all with his ability to make panoramas come alive, even in audio only format. And you’ll hear about Dr. Brown’s Services for CS4 which includes Dr. Brown’s Place-O-Matic which gives Bridge extra special functionality for HDR (or is that fake HDR?)
Interested? How can you resist? Here’s the regular-quality (192kbps) audio file. You can stream, or for best results, right-click and choose Download or Save.
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