Bridge cache generation is blocking work
Cache generation has always been a numer one issue for me in Bridge. It's performance, its inability to fully utilize system cores. Its contant rebiulding and losing of already build 100% previews.
Now on top on that you made cache generation modal?!
So until now I was able to run 2 hour generation in background and keep working in aleady generated folders.
Now you force me to sit idle and wait for 2 hours?
Whose idea was that?!
Bruno Mateus commented
Please, please, pass the thumbnail and screen preview generation to a secondary/background/lower priority thread when generating locally.
It becomes unbearable to have to wait sometimes more than 5 minutes just to make a selection, apply a filter or any other simple operation that does not require the image to be rendered!
Maybe you need a 'Generate when Idle' switch, on the preferences, so that preview generation is halted when a user is performing other tasks (like copying, renaming, reviewing, presenting, etc.). I even suggest to create a service (in Windows, at least) that could periodically scan the Bridge-registered folders and update, generate and compress the previews at least.
Hey Siddarth Singh, you're wrong in your response. Bridsge cc2019 monopolises the CPU and will use 100% of available CPU resources, thus blocking the use of pretty much everything else. Not only that, but it is slower than CC2018 too. Do you folks not test stuff before releasing it?
Different use case.
I'm entering a large folder - I know the cache generation starts immediately. But I'm unable to start working until it completes - I need 100% previews. It takes hours on high end machine to calculate for 3000 raws from D850.
So i use "Build and export Cache" and change folder to work for a folder where I have previews generated before.
In all past versions of Bridge cache generation continues to work on a first folder while I work in second folder.
In CC2019 this option is useless and I'm not upgrading until you fix this. This is a clear step back.
In Bridge CC 2019, cache is built for a folder immediately when it is opened in the content panel. This operation is not blocking and You can continue to work in folders where cache is already generated. It is not required to use the 'Build and export Cache' option under Tools Menu.
'Build and export Cache' option is useful in a collaborative environment with multiple users working on same resources over the network. However, this operation is blocking. More information about this can be found at https://helpx.adobe.com/bridge/using/centrally-manage-bridge-cache.html