October 14, 2014

The Output Workspace in Bridge CC

Bridge CC comes with several different work spaces which provide a variety of ways to display your photos. However, Bridge CC does not include a workspace I used frequently in Photoshop CS5 and CS6: the Output workspace.

Bridge CC Output Workspace showing a custom 3x3 contact sheet

Adobe has recognized this oversight and published instructions on how to add the Output workspace to your copy of Bridge CC. It works for both Windows and Mac systems. Follow the link below for instructions on how to add this useful workspace to your copy of Bridge CC.

Adding the Output Workspace to Bridge CC

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The Output workspace lets you create a PDF document or web gallery of a group of images using a series of panels. I have used this feature to create a custom 3x3 contact sheet for sharing images with clients. I've also used it to create a PDF slide show (no music) that's easy to share with others via email and web. And I've used it to build simple web galleries to either upload to the Internet or save to a CD for sharing with friends.

An HTML web gallery created using the Bridge CC Output workspace

For directions on how to use the Output module for these and other layouts, visit the following web page. It has both written and video instructions for PDF and Web Gallery creations. Don't be concerned that the page references Photoshop CS5 and CS6. The instructions apply to Bridge CC as well.

Create Web Galleries and PDFs
http://helpx.adobe.com/bridge/using/create-web-galleries-pdfs-adobe.html