I have a folder with 100's of .ai that I see form Brige so I can see the thumbnails. When I hit spacebar I should see the bigger preview of the images, but I see the previews rather small. Each .ai file artboard is 10cm x 10cm. Would this be the reason that I see them small? Is there any way I can change the preview size?
Thanks in advance.
Ok, the files are not directly on my hard drive and it's very slow. I guess thats why it doesn't work at times... it's now working fine.
Still I can't make the preview bigger... If I cant change that I'll have to resize 639 files!!!
Thought you were talking about enlarging the full screen image when you press space bar.
I think the OP talks about Adobe Illustrator files (.ai) and I seem to recall that this has something to do with the settings in Illustrator itself regarding previews. I'm not very well known with Illustrator and could not find the correct setting myself, so better check first in the Adobe Illustrator forum.
The problem you describe was indeed the usual and normal behavior for Illustrator files in earlier versions.
They couldn't be enlarged in Bridge preview panel beyond the size of a postage-stamp-sized thumbnail. I don't know at what point that was fixed, but it is definitely fixed in Bridge 5.x ("CS6"). My version of Adobe Illustrator is older (v, 10.0.3) and the thumbnails can be enlarged in the preview panel of Bridge 5,x ("CS6") at will.
Control-click on thumbnail above for full-size screen shot in a new browser window or tab and zoom in for 100% view of Bridge spanning two side-by-side monitors. The Bridge Preview Panel fills a 22" monitor screen.
What versions of each of the applications are you running?
hi csmarisol, did you find an answer to your problem, i've been having the same problem for about 2 months now
i have the cs3 master collection with bridge version 22.214.171.1245
i'm using leopard 10.5.8
all my illustrator ai file previews are not showing properly and their dimensions are not showing up in the metadata pane
my center pane(preview) shows a 255x255px image preview and dimensions under metadata are not showing at all (screen shot below)
jpg, pdf, eps files of the same image show up as they should as well as the dimensions (screen shot below)
i looked at my preferences in bridge, all appropriate boxes are checked on the metadata preferences page (screen shot below)
No files seem to be damaged
I have always saved ai files the same way (sreen shot below)
up until about a month ago it worked fine, i can't think of what i would have done to have this happen and haven't been able to find answers using google or here at adobe's site
anybody know a fix? any information or suggestions will be appreciated,
if images don't work you can see them here