BRIDGE AND MINI BRIDGE – USING CAMERA RAW
If you need to still use Photoshop while you’re automating Bridge tasks don’t use the Mini Bridge to open Camera Raw files. There are two versions of Camera Raw in your system: the one that comes with Bridge CS5 and the one that comes with Photoshop CS5. Browsing a file in Bridge, you can right click and open that file in Camera Raw. However, if you right click and open a file in Camera Raw, the Bridge that is being opened is the one inside of Photoshop rather than the one inside of Bridge.