Using Adobe Bridge as SVG preview tool

I'm working on Windows most of the time and it was disappointing to me when I realized I can't preview vector SVG files in Windows Explorer using Thumbnails view. Other image files like JPG and GIF are OK, but SVG just doesn't fit. There is one solution in a form of Explorer plugin called Renesis plugin, but it doesn't work in 100% cases.

However, Adobe Bridge allows you to preview SVG files and you can have even more control with it. When closing Bridge remembers last accessed folder, so you can have your Projects folder available at simple mouse double-click.

From image above you can notice 3 important areas, content area, which represents your project folder, preview area and metadata file information area. Preview are is not fixed, you can change it to suit your needs. If you select multiple files from your content area, all of them will be included in preview.

One more trick, Bridge preview area has useful magnifying glass tool which you can easily move around. 


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  1. What versions of Windows and Bridge were you using when this post was made? There's a Windows Explorer plugin at

    Though I was able to in XP, I haven't been able to get Bridge CS6 to preview SVGs in Win7. Yet.

  2. This was XP and CS4 I think, older stuff

  3. Hi All,

    We have released a new version of Adobe Bridge (CC 2018) on 16 July 2018. The new version build number is This version is available to install via Adobe Creative Cloud application.

    This Bridge update contains support for SVG and PNG files, with transparency grid. Please also check the "Libraries" workspace after installing new version of Bridge CC.

    You may need to update the Creative Cloud application and restart your computer to see the updated installer.

    Deepak Gupta


Thanks for sharing your thoughts !