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Adobe Bridge: Importing Your Photos

By Ben Long  ·  December 31st, 2009

Ben shows you what to expect when importing your images directly from your camera.

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10 Replies to Adobe Bridge: Importing Your Photos:

  1. Michael

    July 24, 2010 at 11:39 am

    How do I access all the images I have saved in iPhoto albums?

    • Rick LePage

      July 24, 2010 at 1:27 pm


      iPhoto and Elements don’t let you share albums, although you can set iPhoto to use Elements as it’s “editor” in the iPhoto Preferences.


      • Wendy

        July 29, 2011 at 10:34 am

        I have just watched the video on how to edit iPhoto images directly into PSE8. In the iPhoto preferences, I set ‘edit photo’ to Photoshop Elements 8. As I am using a laptop with a track pad, I right click using the option key with the track pad. When I open a photo and go to ‘Edit’ at the top, there is no choice for opening PSE8. I have tried every trick I can think of. The ‘help’ menu on iPhoto also explains how to go into iPhoto’s preferences to click/check how you want to edit your photos. Clear explanation BUT, there is no ‘edit in external editor.’
        Here is a screen shot of my edit drop down menu:

        Can’t even show you that. Anyway, there is NO ‘edit in external editor’ on my iPhoto ’09.

        I’ve been trying to do this for 1 year and finally… decided to ask about why I cannot do this.

        Please do respond to my email address as I may never find this page again!

        Thank you,
        Wendy Rundel

  2. Gamble

    August 18, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Can I import a photo from iPhoto to Bridge ? I would like to use the Raw converter in Bridge that comes with Elements 8.

    • Althea

      November 14, 2010 at 7:42 pm

      In iPhoto, set your preferences to edit your photos in Bridge. Then when you click on Edit in iPhoto the photo will open in Bridge. You can now select File>Open in Camera Raw in Adobe Bridge to edit using the Raw converter in Elements 8. I just figured this out last week!!

  3. Charlene

    August 18, 2010 at 11:26 am

    This just a question about showing my photos in Adobe Bridge on my mac. When I bring my raw photos in from my Canon Professional program, I am not able to view my photos. It shows up as a white piece of paper. Is this normal, or do I have something set incorrectly. Also I am unable to get my pictures from my Mac Aperture program.

  4. L K

    July 19, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Program stopped after just a short time. How do I get it to continue?

  5. L K

    July 22, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Since the program stopped,I did not learn how to import photos with bridge ; therefore , elements 8 is of no use to me if I can not get the photos imported . Sorry that I renewed my subscription.

    • Rick LePage

      July 22, 2011 at 3:32 pm

      L K,

      I’m not sure why the video isn’t playing all the way through, but I sent you an email message to see if we can help you out.

      I’m sorry for the trouble.


  6. Wendy

    July 29, 2011 at 10:35 am

    I’m a little sorry I just bought PSE 8 too. It is easier to use Flickr or Picasa or Photobucket to edit without tearing my hair out.

    Wendy Rundel

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