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How do I save changes in Adobe Bridge CS4?

Hi. I have some large photo libraries. I want to make changes to files such as rotate, lighten etc, but the changes only show up in Bridge, they aren't transferred to the actual folder of images. There's no Save command, and it seems that the only way is to open the files in Photoshop to save the changes. This is exactly what I'm trying to avoid!
I can use Aperture to make changes and then export the files as 'versions' but I don't want more versions; I want to make changes to existing files.
Any ideas please?
Many thanks,
Mark.
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Philip_SparkCommented:
How do you do the lighten?
I rotated an image in bridge, that transformation was permanent.
When I opened the image in camera raw in bridge I could change the file, and was given the option to save image within the dialogue box, no photoshop involved.

Is there a part of bridge where you can lighten images?
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markkermodeAuthor Commented:
Sorry, I lightened in Bridge using the Tools/Photoshop/Batch command. I shouldn't have mentioned it because it opens the files in Photoshop and then you save them. My mistake.

My main problem is that if I rotate images in the content pane they only stay rotated in Bridge. The files in the original folder stay the same. Then I have to open each image in Photoshop and it asks if I want to save the changes. It's annoying because I have hundreds to do!

Thanks,
Mark.
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tahotaCommented:
Features and tools in Bridge are linked to the program that they came with. Bridge does not really have  its own photo manipulation tools. For example, my home computer only has Adobe Illustrator. That version of Bridge only has the Illustrator tool set (none of the photo manipulation tools). So any manipulation that you may need to do will be through PhotoShop

When I need to rotate a large number of photos I usually resort to Window's Explorer. With the 'thumbnail view' selected Ctr-Click all of the images that you wish to rotate. Then right click on one of the selected images and choose the direction of rotation.  This will permanently rotate the images.
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markkermodeAuthor Commented:
Thanks both of you for your suggestions.

Mark.
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tahotaCommented:
Correct methods were given.
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markkermodeAuthor Commented:
I thanked you for your comment, which did not solve my problem. What do you want me to do?
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markkermodeAuthor Commented:
Don't be ridiculous. This is a service I pay for. Your experts tried to help me, it didn't solve my problem, I thanked them for their efforts (see the previous post) and then later, when I saw the question was still there, I closed it.

Don't insult my intelligence by accusing me of improper use. I'm sure there are people more worthy of your attention.

Mark.
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tahotaCommented:
Makkermode,
Rather than thanking the experts for their help and making it sound like the problem was resolved, let the experts know that it did not work and why it did not work for you...They are good at what they do and will solve the problem if you give them sufficient information. Please post why the above solutions did not work for you...and give further information so that this thread can be completed.
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markkermodeAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your help tahota. I found that it was impossible to apply the changes I required from within Bridge - I have CS4 Design Premium by the way.

I ended up making the changes using a mixture of Photoshop batch actions and hard grind. It seems to be a gap in functionality which I hope is addressed in the next version.

Thanks for your help, which was correct in its method but did not help me this time.

Mark.
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