Browsing Through Files

You can easily find the files you're looking for by using Adobe Bridge: a stand-alone application that serves as the hub for the Adobe Creative Suite. See Figure 4. You can open Adobe Bridge (or just Bridge) by clicking the Go to Bridge button to the left of the palette well. The palette well contains three additional palettes. You can also open Bridge using the Start button (Win) or using the File menu when a Photoshop file is open. When you open Bridge, there are a series of palettes with which you can view the files on your hard drive as hierarchical files and folders. In addition to the Favorites and Folders palettes in the upper-left corner of the Bridge window, there are other important areas. Directly beneath the Favorites and Folders palettes is the Preview window, which displays a thumbnail of the currently selected file. Beneath the Preview window is a window containing the Metadata and Keywords palettes, which store information about a selected file that can then be used as search parameters. You can use this tree structure to find the file you are searching for. When you locate a file, you can click its thumbnail to see information about its size, format, and creation

Rated file with red label and modification dates. (Clicking a thumbnail selects the image. You can select multiple non-contiguous images by pressing and holding [Ctrl] (Win) @ (Mac) each time you click an image.) You can select contiguous images by clicking

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Rated file

FIGURE 4

Adobe Bridge window

FIGURE 4

Adobe Bridge window

Rated file with red label

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