Did you know there’s a slide show option in Adobe Bridge? You can use this to play the contents of a stack. You can also hack it to preview your time-lapse sequences without stitching them together. Here’s how: Open the image folder in Bridge, and select all the images in the sequence. Right-click on one of the images and choose Stack>Group as Stack. When you hover your cursor over the stack, you’ll see a little play button at the top. Right-click on the stack and go to Stack again. This time you’ll see an option that says Frame Rate. Change it to 24 or 30. Click the play button to play your time-lapse. Remember you can always click-and-drag the top of the Content panel to resize the stack thumbnail for a larger view.
This tip originally published in Colin Smith’s “Photoshop Tips” column in the August, 2020 issue of Photoshop User magazine.