7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 17, 2012 3:32 PM by station_one RSS

    Histogram in Bridge?

    -Agfaclack- Community Member

      i have to admit i just started using bridge more often.

      before i have used acdsee for viewing my images but because of some issues, that i think will never be solved, i dropped it.

       

      my question is why has bridge no histogram (luminance and RGB)?

       

      personally i don´t need an extra preview window, that screen space is wasted for me as the tumbnails are enough... but if i had a histogram instead of the preview panel, that would be usefull for me.

       

      i know this:  http://www.maurodalfreddo.it/software/mdbr-histogram

       

      but really.... why no build in histogram??

        • 1. Re: Histogram in Bridge?
          PECourtejoie ACP

          Hello, check this thread from the feedback site, someone has created a panel, but it seems to be time consuming: http://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/histograms_in_bridge

          You should vote for that suggestion as well.

           

          EDIT: you edited your post while I was posting my answer...

          • 2. Re: Histogram in Bridge?
            -Agfaclack- Community Member

            i just added my comment on the feed back site.

             

            but i wonder why such a obvious and important feature is missing in bridge.

            adobe should not need user feedback to see the importance of a histogram.

            • 3. Re: Histogram in Bridge?
              PECourtejoie ACP

              Part of the issue is that Bridge supports more than photos. Illustrator, InDesign Files, videos, etc.

              • 4. Re: Histogram in Bridge?
                -Agfaclack- Community Member

                PECourtejoie wrote:

                 

                Part of the issue is that Bridge supports more than photos. Illustrator, InDesign Files, videos, etc.

                 

                i think it should not be a big problem to display a histogram or not, based on the file extension or the file header.

                 

                i mean the freeware tool xnview displays a histogram for pixel images and also shows .EPS .AI etc. previews.

                • 5. Re: Histogram in Bridge?
                  station_one Community Member

                  I guess I miss your point here.  Bridge is just an image browser, not an image editor.  What good is histogram in a browser?

                   

                  You can't do anything to the image in Bridge to alter the histogram, so what would you use it for?

                   

                  Not trying to argue at all, I just want to understand your point.  Do you decide whether to open the image in an image editor like Photoshop or ACR based on a histogram?  I guess I'm just having a mental block right now.

                  • 6. Re: Histogram in Bridge?
                    -Agfaclack- Community Member

                    station_one wrote:

                     

                     

                    Not trying to argue at all, I just want to understand your point.  Do you decide whether to open the image in an image editor like Photoshop or ACR based on a histogram?

                     

                    yes sometimes an image can look fine but the histograms shows that the black and white points are not set.
                    sometimes it´s hard to see clipping on small thumbail views. clipping in just one channel is also hard to see without an histogram.

                     

                     

                    station_one wrote:

                     

                     

                    You can't do anything to the image in Bridge to alter the histogram, so what would you use it for?

                     

                    you can´t change f-stop or shutter speed in an image viewer yet the info is displayed by most.

                    for some that info means nothing for others it´s a vital image informations.

                    • 7. Re: Histogram in Bridge?
                      station_one Community Member

                      Thanks for elaborating.