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What is Adobe Bridge

  • Published on April 6, 2021
What is Adobe Bridge

Adobe Bridge is a software application for managing files on Mac OS and Windows computers. It is part of the Creative Cloud. To fully understand what Adobe Bridge is, consider some frequently asked questions.

What is Adobe Bridge CC?

Adobe Bridge CC is software that you can use to keep yourself and your team organized. With this app, you can take advantage of centralized file storage and many batch edit features which, individually, would be time consuming. Adobe Bridge CC also allows users to import and expert graphic files. The CC within the name represents Creative Cloud. The current version is Adobe Bridge CC 2020.

What is Adobe Bridge Used For

Typically, creative people who work with visual assets use Adobe Bridge as a media manager. It helps keep work organized by locating assets in diverse storage places. It also allows searches by various file attributes. These attributes could include rating, file type, or even camera settings.

What Does Adobe Bridge Do

Adobe Bridge helps photographers, graphic artists, and other creative professionals manage their visual assets rapidly and efficiently. Besides keeping graphic files organized and easy to find, it also includes some additional features. These include simple uploads to Adobe Stock and Adobe Portfolio, on-demand thumbnail creation, and imports from cameras and mobile devices.

How Much Does Adobe Bridge Cost

Adobe Bridge users don't purchase Adobe Bridge as a stand-alone product. Rather, it is included with one of the Adobe Creative Cloud Plans. These plans also include free cloud storage and one or more of the following apps: Adobe Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, and XD CC. They range from $9.99 to $69.99 a month, but Adobe may offer discounts for customers who pay for an entire year at a time.

How to Learn Adobe Bridge

Many courses include Adobe Bridge training as part of the curriculum, this includes most Creative Cloud training classes along with individual course on Creative Cloud topics such as Photoshop, InDesign, and Premiere Pro.

About the author

Christopher Smith is president of American Graphics Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. He is the publisher and editor of the Digital Classroom book series, which have sold more than one million copies. At American Graphics Institute, he provides strategic technology consulting to marketing professionals, publishers and to large technology companies including Google, Apple, Microsoft, and HP. An expert on web analytics and digital marketing, he delivers Google Analytics classes along with workshops on digital marketing topics. He is also the author of more than 10 books on electronic publishing tools and technologies, including the Adobe Creative Cloud for Dummies. Christopher did his undergraduate studies the at the University of Minnesota, and then worked for Quark, Inc. prior to joining American Graphics Institute where he has worked for 20 years.