What exact OS and Photoshop version?
FWIW, I do get thumbnails and previews in Bridge CS4 and CS6 on my Mac. I have SVG files set to open in (an old version of) Adobe Ilustrator (v.10,x). Never tried to add any metadata to them.
The mac is running Lion 10.7.4 and neither Bridge CS5 nor CS6 generate previews of my SVG files (even if this one is generate by Illustrator CS6)
I've also a PC running Windows Seven and have the same issues...
I have never created an SVG file myself. The ones I have all come from external sources.
All the vector files I have created myself over the last two decades I've generated in Adobe Illustrator and saved as AI files.
Thanks for your efforts, but for any reason it don't work for me...
It works like this with my CS3 version of Bridge, but not with the last (CS5, CS6)...
I've tried copying the plug-ins folder of CS3 to CS6 in cas of, but no it don works.
(although there is no SVG plugin in this folder)
May be I have an installation Pb...what is making me confused is that I have the same issue on a PC running win7 and a CS6 too...
There are also some interesting features in SVG like display directly in a webbrowser, linked graphics with URL file path,etc...
I'm trying to "clean" re_install my CS6 and will post here the result if the things get better...
Thanks for your feed back
Don't go to great lengths, as it has occurred to me that there's a chance that the previews in the few SVG files I have may have been created when I opened them in Illustrator.
…There are also some interesting features in SVG like display directly in a webbrowser, linked graphics with URL file path,etc...
That makes sense. SInce I generally don't deal with the web, I had not given that any thought. Thanks.
There is a free extension for Windows (both 32bit and 64bit) to have SVG thumbnails in Windows Explorer. I know that you wasn't exactly looking for this, but I had the same problem with Bridge CS6 and that's the only workaround I found for Windows 8.
It's open-source, so someone might want to port it to Mac as well. You can download it from here: http://code.google.com/p/svg-explorer-extension/
This has been a problem ever since CS4, and you're not alone. There are previous forum threads (with plenty of vitriol), such as here:
It is bewildering - every web browser can view these fine, Illustrator can create them, but Bridge will not view them. It appears that it can view preview files the operating system has a associated with SVG's, but not a raw SVG files alone. Bridge used to have this functionality before CS4.
Can anyone reccomend graphic asset management software that does show SVG's? Apple iPhoto won't show them either, even though quickview and preview show them fine. There must be something out there.
Does anyone know of an answer to this problem?
I expected that Bridge CS6 (184.108.40.206 64 bit) on Win 7 would be able to view thumbnails of svg files... but it doesn't! Why not?
BTW, huge thanks to AndrasFuchs for the Windows svg thumbnails extention. This, at least, helps a huge amount. Now I don't need to open each .svg into AI to see it! Thank you.