October 20, 2008

Adobe Bridge...

So, I use Bridge to go through and sort my images; keep/delete and file into various folders etc. Anyway, about 2 weeks ago, Bridge would just start to crash on me anytime I tried to access my hard drives. I would have to drag the folder to the desktop and then start browsing or it would crash before I could even look at the images. Totally frustrating. Lightroom makes no sense to use for me as well, I am not "processing" any images in Bridge so I had to find a solution. And I found it.

If this is happening to any of you, go to preferences, in Bridge, then go to Advanced. Then click Purge Cache. That solved my problem.

Now, I've heard of other people just opening it and it crashes not even allowing them to get to the preferences part. Well, there are tons of other answers online as well but this one was rather helpful...

5 comments:

Justin Hackworth said...

You might find some benefit to Lightroom, even though you don't process your images. That's only one of five modules. It's also a great database, so you can keep track of your files even if they are scattered among ten different hard drives. The other thing I can see you using Jon, is the export function. Let's say you have some images from your last wedding that you want to put on your blog. I'm sure you have some actions set up in Photoshop so that it re-sizes them for you and sends them to the right folder. Well, Lightroom has something similar but it's far more flexible and easy to set up.

I know everyone has their own process and that's cool. You've got to go with what works. I just don't want you to discount Lightroom just because you don't process your images. Believe me, there would still be tremendous value for you and I know it would save you hours of time. Just something to consider.

Brody said...

I agree with Justin, but if you are sick of waiting for bridge to do its thing you might take a look at iview media pro. We use it sort all of our images into categories for web proofing and if you save the catalog you can easily go back to it and do what ever you need to do. You can also open up images in photoshop directly from it. Its a pretty good tool.

matt sloan said...

photomechanic rules for just culling/editing. (no post processing.)

Ryan said...

I actually love Apple's Aperture as opposed to Lightroom or Bridge for organization and light edits...but I'm a huge Apple snob so thats par for course. :)

It also plays nice with photoshop and any other pixel editor.

megan russell said...

I'm using Bridge right now too... so thanks for the tip. And thanks to everyone else for your suggestions.