I can’t believe it took me so long to do this, but I finally got a second monitor. I bought a Samsung 245T, which has a nice IPS panel in it, which has good color and wide viewing angle. It goes nicely with my old Samsung 910T. I’m enjoying it so far!
So I’ve set up bridge to show me the thumbnails on the left, and the full-size preview on the right. Right now, I have to manually set this up every time I launch Bridge. Does anyone know how to make Bridge remember my window set-up so it just launches automatically like this? That would be handy.
Have Bridge fill the entire desktop and drag the preview panel to fill one screen. Tweak the rest of the workspace to your liking and save the workspace from the window menu. SHOULD load up like that from now on.
The trouble is, the two screens have different resolutions, so I can’t drag the window across both screens without losing the bottom of it on one of them. I used the “New Synchronized Window” command to create a new window for the second screen. When I close and reload Bridge, it only loads up one of the windows. I’ll fiddle with it some more…
yea! Having two monitors rocks 🙂
Or .. you could use Lightroom 2 and that has a feature that allows you to do the same dual screen mode and pretty much all the same features as bridge. I find that lightroom uses as smaller digital ram footprint than bridge. I love the fact that in the develop screen of lighroom that I can set the second monitor to loupe at full, filled, 1:1 or 1:2 ratio or set it to grid or compare. I love that software and with CS4 it exports the edited RAW to photoshoot so not loosing detail work. It works for me but we all have our workflow processes. 😉
Good luck and I hope you find what your looking for.
Hmmm thanks Cath. Maybe Lightroom deserves another look. I tried it before, and just could not get used to it. I’ll give it another go.
I told you dualies were the shiznit!
set the second monitor as the extension of the primary monitor or use the driver program IE ATI or whatever video driver you use for multiple displays. If it’s program reliant from “bridge” only) then I can’t help ya there!!