I have attached screen grabs from both - these are at fit to screen resolution
(which is what I'd use for a slideshow or full screen peview).
That is a strange problem, I understand that PSE8 comes with the same
version of Bridge for CS4? (it used to be some light version of Bridge
before I seem to recall.)
Have you checked your preferences in Bridge, try the create monitor sized
previews and don't use software rendering. Don't have PSE so can't check.
Thanks for the reply, setting 'monitor size previews' has helped a great deal with the sharpness (surprised this isn't the default!)
Colours are still a little different - difficult to tell which is most realistic.
I have attached a new full screen preview.
As an aside, in desparation I did try out some of photo viewing software on Mac platform in comparison. Adobe Lightroom 2, Aperture, and Picasa all render fairly simarily, however XNView renders very close to PSE4 on Windows platform - in terms of sharpness and colours. I quite like the Bridge interface so I think, I'll stick with Bridge.