Adobe Bridge CS5 is the unsung hero of the Adobe Creative Suite.

Managing images is hard enough but what of other file formats – web pages, documents, letterheads, flyers, videos, audio files and many others? Well that’s where Bridge has you covered. There’s no better way to control your files using categories, collections, keywords, ratings, stacks, filters, folder flattening, previews and colour coding.

So join us tonight and bring order to chaos in your digital world with fantastic digital asset management and time saving tips to revolutionize your workflow.

You’ll wonder how you ever worked without it!

Date and Time

17 June 2010, 20:00 – 21:30 BST


Elaine Giles


Bridge is an application that ships with Adobe Elements and Creative Suite. It’s a File Manager for all the Creative Suite file types and for many other image file formats. I’d used the old version of the application, but only at a superficial level. It’s handy as an image preview tool when putting together a presentation and I’m looking for just the right image.

I didn’t realise that Bridge does a whole lot more including watermarking, batch renaming and other batch processing. It’s come a long way since it’s inception as just a file viewer inside Photoshop. Each application in the Suite now has a panel called “Mini Bridge”, a miniaturised version which provides the same functionality as Bridge, accessible from inside the individual application.

Once the demo had finished, Elaine took questions – and there were plenty of them. We then retired to the virtual chatroom for more, informal Adobe related chat.

Review by Mike Thomas