Controlled Vocabulary

The Controlled Vocabulary Keyword Catalog

for Adobe Bridge 2.1 or later

The Controlled Vocabulary Keyword Catalog or CVKC, can be imported into version 2.1 or later of Adobe Bridge (Bridge 2.1 was released with CS3 and is included with other separate Adobe Creative Suite products such as Photoshop). The CVKC is also compatible with the Adobe Bridge database that was released with Creative Suite 4 (CS4) and Creative Suite 5 (CS5).

This version of the CVKC is in a Text file which has been formatted specifically for Bridge and saved with a unicode encoding so that it can be used with both Mac or Windows versions of Bridge. When installed, the the Keyword section will look like the screen capture shown below (for those of you using the Mac OS).

The full version 3.x of the CVKC contains approximately 11,000 terms organized in a hierarchical structure. For detailed information on how to install the CVKC see the Bridge support page. For other questions see the CVKC Frequently Asked Questions page. To request a sample of the CVKC, which contains a portion of two of the more than 20 top level hierarchies available in the full version, simply send email using the address on the Contact page and indicate you'd like the Adobe Bridge CVKC sample.

A few of the more than 30 top level hierarchies can be seen in this screen capture.

Information on how to download your copy of the CVKC will be sent to the email address you have provided, within 24 hours or less after payment is received*. Included in that message will be a URL, along with a username and password. Please store this information in a way that you can find later as you will need it to retrieve updates.


Subscription: You can concentrate on your keywording instead of creating and maintaining a keyword catalog with this"subscription"** to the Controlled Vocabulary Keyword Catalog. You will receive periodic update notifications and be granted password protected access to the download location. All updates to the CVKC contain a file with changes noted from the previous version, in case you wish to integrate the update with your personal copy of your keyword vocabulary list within Adobe Bridge.


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