How can we improve Adobe Bridge?

Disable Thumbnail and Preview Generation, and Caching

Thumbnails and previews are agonizingly slow to generate. Regardless of what settings I change, they take way too long to load, and often times don't load at all. Cache size, cache file size limit, preview quality, etc, none of them are effective, especially for videos since some cache settings don't apply to them. I would like the ability to apply keywords to files quickly. In my case, and I'm sure often enough for others, the thumbnails and previews are excess information. Generating them takes too long to make the workflow possible at all. Please consider. Thank you.

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Finn Haverkamp shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

Dear Bridge Users,

Have you tried setting the following Preferences?
Edit Menu→Preferences→Thumbnails→Do Not Process files larger than 1000 MB. Change this to 1 MB.

Also, on the right hand side of the folder navigation bar on top, drop down next to the triangle (Option for thumbnail quality and previews) and select “Prefer Embedded (faster)”. Screenshot attached.

Let us know if this helps by commenting on User Voice.

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  • wing commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Slow to make people want to commit suicide, the most advanced MBP shows slow, what should I do with lower-level computers? Bridge This situation has been a long time, what is this, really don't become a lazy company!

  • wing commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    慢慢讓人想自殺,最先進的MBP表現緩慢,我應該怎樣處理低級計算機?Bridge 已經處於這種狀況很長一段時間了,這裡發生了什麼,真的不成為一個懶惰的公司?

  • Bradley Smith commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    there needs to be a way to halt the generation also per folder /folder tree so that navigation would be faster . also i would like to see all the files and folders before generation of thumbnails will start

  • Tidocs commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Adobe Bridge would be a great tool to manage large amounts of footage, but preview generation is killing my workflow. In my case Bridge takes around 10 hours to load 1000 clips, and while generating thumbnails and previews, Bridge completely freezes. I have around 200.000 clips stored in my hard disks, and all of them are organized with keywords.

    Now we have the option to export cache, but importing it is slow too (much faster but slow anyway).

    I ask for a button to disable Preview Generation and another one to disable Thumbnail Generation. A contextual menu to generate Thumbnail would also be great.

    I think this would improve a workflow for video based on keywords. Concretely Video Preview is useless in my workflow. Thank you.

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