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Re: OT: RE: Graphics Tool functionality
On 30 Nov 2005, at 20:13, Peter Gold wrote:
At 2:36 PM -0500 11/30/05, Loren R. Elks wrote:
I think Bridge is great, but it is also a RAM Hog.
I can't disagree about RAM, but RAM's reasonably inexpensive, and in
modern systems like OS X and Win XP, when an application is not
actively processing, it's "parked" with a very small memory impact.
I installed Bridge the other day and looks to be a cool app. Although
like all the other CS2 apps, it is rather memory hungry and gives the
swap file a real workout on my Mac with 1-gigabyte of memory. In 2002,
that was my minimum memory requirement for new hardware. I'd recommend
at least 2 GB if you intend to run several CS2 apps simultaneously.
CPU-wise they appear to be OK and don't hog processor cycles.
Getting back to Bridge, it looks to be a very useful application. It
shows previews of all the files in a folder, including FrameMaker
documents, PDFs, EPS files, AI files, PSD files (Photoshop), and more.
Adobe say: "From Bridge you can view, search, sort, manage, and process
image files. You can use Bridge to create new folders; rename, move,
and delete files; edit metadata; rotate images; and run batch commands.
You can also view information about files and data imported from your
I'm currently looking at thumbnail previews of all 195 EPS graphics in
my current job. A great way to locate files. I can increase the size of
the thumbnails by using a slider, just like the one in iPhoto.
Adobe appear to have taken the best bits from Mac and Windows and built
their own file manager. In fact, with the CS2 apps, they've even
redesigned the Mac OS X Open and Save dialog boxes.
Now if only Adobe could produce a Mac application that did
cross-references, table footnotes, complex auto-numbering, variables...
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