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Photographers tend to have one of two workflows: use Adobe Bridge and Photoshop or just use Adobe Lightroom. If you’ve ever used Bridge, you know that it’s been kind of slow to work with. But this newer version is much faster when it comes to rendering images. Part of this comes from the fact that th central cache of Adobe Bridge stores thumbnails, previews, and metadata information in the database. To keep things continuously moving along smoothly,  automatic purging of stale cache items has been enabled when the application is idle.

These changes will really help when it comes to working with folders that contain large files.

One other big change is the reincorporation of Autostack Panorama/HDR feature. More of the updates can be found on Adobe’s website. As a general image file viewer, it’s better than what Apple and Windows both provide out of the box. To that end, photo editors (like myself) could probably make big use of this.

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