Live from Philly and posted from my iPhone: Tim Plumber, Adobe Sr. Solutions Engineer just reminded me of a cool workflow tip for quickly allowing searchability of image files across Lightroom and Bridge!
In the LR catalogue you must choose the preference that allows embedding of metadata so that it can be searched outside of the LR catalogue and in Adobe Bridge. To do this on a mac choose edit–>catalogue–>preferences and CHECK on “autowrite changes to xmp”. If you are using a DNG file format worklow this is a non issue as data is already written to the file. Read more