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Nov 02, 2014 09:40 |  #31

Not really a doh moment Colin, it's just sometimes at an event you don't have time to chimp and delete. Plus it runs the battery down and I don't always carry a spare.




  
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Nov 02, 2014 11:45 |  #32

Colin Glover wrote in post #17247283 (external link)
This may be a "Doh!" moment, but what about chimping whilst you're at a shoot and deleting on camera as you go along? Isn't that why Kodak invented the delete button? I do that before I load images onto my laptop. I don't (until reading this thread) rate images or use the hotkeys, but will be doing from now on. I usually go through them and delete blurred or mega soft images, then work on all the rest. I'll often take similar images and process differently to see what works best without having to export and reset an image. Yes, it might be longer, but it seems to suit me. Does anyone else take this approach?

I wouldn't have time at an event.


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Nov 02, 2014 13:03 |  #33

Colin Glover wrote in post #17247283 (external link)
This may be a "Doh!" moment, but what about chimping whilst you're at a shoot and deleting on camera as you go along? Isn't that why Kodak invented the delete button? I do that before I load images onto my laptop. I don't (until reading this thread) rate images or use the hotkeys, but will be doing from now on. I usually go through them and delete blurred or mega soft images, then work on all the rest. I'll often take similar images and process differently to see what works best without having to export and reset an image. Yes, it might be longer, but it seems to suit me. Does anyone else take this approach?

I cull in camera when shooting weddings. I still have to cull on the computer after but it takes a lot less time.

As for normal culling I use Bridge. A simple reject or not. No ratings, no maybes. It is either a keeper or it isn't.


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Nov 02, 2014 13:43 |  #34

I use ratings, details here. I find it helpful to make images as

1=unusable for a technical reason
2=duplicate image or not worth showing
3=good image
4=image that will probably go into an album
5=image that will go into my portfolio

That system saves me time later. Each to their own, of course.


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Nov 02, 2014 14:49 |  #35

tim wrote in post #17247937 (external link)
I use ratings, details here. I find it helpful to make images as

1=unusable for a technical reason
2=duplicate image or not worth showing
3=good image
4=image that will probably go into an album
5=image that will go into my portfolio

That system saves me time later. Each to their own, of course.

I had been using a 1-5 rating, but more subjective, I like the list above. More recently I have just been making a quick 1 or 2 and the editing the 2s and moving duplicates down to 1s during that process.

I have not been good about deleting photos. Do you delete the 1s?

As time goes by do you move 5s to 4s?

I think I'll start with something like this in the future. Thanks.


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Nov 02, 2014 14:57 |  #36

I delete the 1's after culling is finished, I delete the 2's after the images are presented to the customer (or immediately if they're personal images). 3 and up I keep the RAWs, any PSD files (very few for me), and jpg versions in multiple offsite locations.


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Nov 02, 2014 16:10 |  #37

Thanks. I need to get more aggressive about my deletions.


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Nov 02, 2014 19:57 |  #38

Lol. I'm bad at deleting too
I think I'll use the following as my guide. 0=blurry shot or technical issues make it a no,2=something spoiling a shot that cropping or cloning
won't fix, 3= a sharp shot that can be easily edited to enhance it (may need cloning) or I can add my tonal contrast to make slightly OOF shots sharp enough to go on the wedding Disc, 4= shot I think the client would want in an album, and 5= a portfolio shot. I'm nearly finished editing a wedding shoot, and this thread has helped a lot. Thanks.


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Nov 03, 2014 01:09 as a reply to  @ post 17123402 |  #39

I often sort my photos in camera mostly. Just simply by protecting it and then delete rest of them. After that I import them to Lightroom and use colors to sort them out. Delete reds and put green ones through post-processing and keywording.


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Nov 07, 2014 15:23 |  #40

I've just adopted Photo Mechanic. It is the fasted program I've found on the Mac. On the PC/Windows I loved Breeze Systems Browser and Downloader Pro. I've only a few programs that can name files the way I want and Downloader Pro, Ingestomatic, and Photo Mechanic are the only ones that allow full use of EXIF data tags to help build file names and can map a tag through some kind of table lookup.

Since Breeze doesn't support the Mac that only left Ingestomatic but doesn't let you rate and keyword easily. Its injestion capability if very good though and I used it with Lightroom for quite some time. Adobe really needs to improve their naming capability but I doubt they ever will. So Photo Mechanic is now my pre-Lightroom approach.

I ingest and rename using Photo Mechanic. Then review and rate their as well.
Once done I go to Lightroom and have it sync a directory to add in the images left their.


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