Saving batches of images with Adobe Bridge (CS5 and 6)

Adobe Bridge logoExport photos from Adobe Bridge to the web (CS6, CS5) for use in OU galleries.

Adobe CC: Use Adobe Photoshop CC to batch process images

The Export panel in Adobe Bridge CS6 and CS5 provides a streamlined way to save photos as JPEG.

A note about "Manage Export modules"

Adobe Bridge uses modules for exporting photos. Each module holds photos in a queue until you export them. Each module allows you to specify image size and other options.

To enable or disable export modules, click the Export panel menu button and choose Manage Modules.

Steps in batch-processing and exporting photos

  1. Open Adobe Bridge and browse to the location of your unedited photos

    Portal Admin link
  2. Select the photos you want to batch process:

    Manage Targeted Announcements link.
  3. Click on the "Export" tab

    Bridge export tab
  4. Click the plus sign (+) to create a new preset (you may need to click on one of the other presets first):

    create new preset
  5. In the "Add Preset" dialog box, select:
    1. "Export to a specific folder"
    2. Browse to the location where you want to export the processed photos to
    3. Optional: create a subfolder to save to
    4. Click on "Image Options" tab

      Add preset box
  6. In the Image Options dialog box:
    1. set the constrain to fit at 800 (max), 600 or 400 pixels
    2. Leave the Resample Method at "Bicubic Sharpener"
    3. Check "Always render from full size image"
    4. Set the image quality to "8" (High)
    5. Uncheck "Include Original Metadata"
    6. Give your preset a name
    7. Click "Save"
    Image Options tab
  7. Drag and drop the photos you want to batch process and export into your new preset:

    drag photos into preset
  8. To start the export process, click on the little arrow that appears in the preset:

    start process
  9. A progress screen will appear:

    progress screen
  10. After the progress screen disappears, if you are in the location that you created your export folders, you should be able to see the new folder:

    see new folder
  11. If you created a subfolder, double-click the parent folder to see that:

  12. Then double-click that to check the quality of your processed and exported files, their dimensions and file sizes. The example below was set to the maximum of 800 pixels. You can achieve much smaller (and better for the web) file sizes by using 600 or 400 pixel widths. You may also try saving at "Medium" instead of "High" on the image quality settings.

    see exported files
  13. Login to OmniUpdate, create a new gallery asset using the exported files. (see Creating an Image Gallery )

Last Updated: 4/9/20