I feel like this is an obvious answer but I've wondered it for a long time now. I'm looking to view an image at less then the full screen default when you hit spacebar from the menu. How do I do this, like in lightroom? I want to scroll through my pictures centred at the centre of the screen with a black backround, sintead of having it enlarged to full screen. Any ideas?:
The size of the image on the screen depends on the size of the photo. So a 600 x 800 picture will have lots of border, a 2500 x 1900 picture will take up the whole screen. Do not know of any easy way around this. Perhaps Lighroom has a 50% option which Bridge does not.
Like Curt suggests, it can't be done.
The nearest thing to Lightroom is to jiggle around the workspace, so that your preview panel is relatively large. 'Filmstrip' might be more like what you're used to. You can customise your workspace by dragging panels around and/or adding removing them, and then save the workspace with your own name.