Time for some Adobe Lightrom Tips… I know it’s been a while since I posted some tips (and entries in my blog). Anyway, Lightroom 1.0 has a very good system for you to sort/rate your photos. There are a number of ways to sort your photos by using the following tools available in LR:
- Flags (Pick or Rejects)
- Ratings (stars)
- Color Labels
What has worked for me (after working with version 1.0) is:
- After I download my photos to Lightroom, I go through the photos and get my ‘Picks’. Shortcut here is ‘P’ for Picks. If I see that a picture is really blurred or out of focus, I just flag it as a ‘Reject’. Shortcut for this is ‘X’.
- Once I go through the entire shoot, I then filter the library to only show all the ‘Picks’ I have. This is the time I rate my pictures.
- Rating the pictures is relatively easy – just press the numbers 1 through 5 to give the number of stars you want for a particular photo.
That’s it! A quick and easy way to get through the photos and get the good ones! Now, if you want to know why the title of the post is P, U, X — well, it’s because ‘U’ is for ‘Unflag’. If you accidentally ‘picked’ something that’s supposed to be a reject, or you just simply don’t want to flag a photo as a pick anymore, simply press ‘U’ to unflag the photo.
That’s all for now… In the meantime, keep on shooting! =)