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Old 12-30-2005, 09:37 AM   #1
Cristen Gillespie
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Default Image management

Originally Posted by plugsnpixels

I have used Adobe's Bridge to browse my images but would rather not deal with its large overhead. Otherwise I use GraphicConverter (Mac only; http://www.lemkesoft.com/en/graphcon.htm) which is very fast to browse even large folders. I'm expecting a review copy of Portfolio 8 to arrive anytime now, so I may end up using it as well.
I haven't found a reason to pit Bridge against Portfolio, using only one. I use both since their strengths are different and it cuts down on overhead a teeny bit. I use Bridge for the hard drives because their content keeps changing and I don't have to manually update it in Portfolio. I also prefer Bridge's Compact mode to Portfolio's--I'm on v7, so perhaps v8 is better. Bridge gives me access to ACR and Image Processor, among other frequently used PS tools. So I really can't do without it. But I have large numbers of slides I've scanned and put on DVD, as well as digital photos. I have those cached in Portfolio. Bridge just isn't any good for that.

I'll often have both Bridge AND Portfolio open at the same time. I'll use Bridge to look at my folder of unburned files, and Portfolio to look at what I have finished and burned. Keeps me from duplicating my effort by either scanning twice, or fixing twice.

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