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Culling of Images

 
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Oct 20, 2007 17:26 |  #1

I have been working on getting my photos organized and just overall developing a workflow that works for me.

I have come to the topic of culling my images. I am just wondering what are the views on how to go about doing this.

Do you cull on right after import? Do you delete the culled files from your backup as well or just leave it there.

I am just trying to lean out the crap shots from my overall catalog, I know there are plenty of shots I am keeping just because I was too lazy to cull at the moment I imported them. So I am just looking for some tips and ideas of what to do.

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Oct 20, 2007 17:40 |  #2

I sellect the best select the second best then cull the carp


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Oct 20, 2007 18:05 |  #3

Anyshot that IQ does not look it best I delete


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Oct 20, 2007 19:59 |  #4

Guess I ought to get over my pack rat mentality.


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Oct 20, 2007 22:55 |  #5

BB, I've historically kept everything. Awhile back I started culling the total crap shots. Now I've even been culling multiples. As I fill up more external HDs, I'm not nearly as concerned about keeping everything as I used to be.

I now try to take a realistic look at my shots. Will I use it for something or not? If absolutely not, then it's gone.

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Oct 21, 2007 04:37 |  #6

I keep everything and just mark bad ones as rejects in Lightroom. Then set my filtering to show only untagged and 'pick' photos. The only ones I delete entirely are ones where it's entirely black or something due to the lighting changing unexpectedly (e.g. spotlight moving away or turning off).


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Oct 21, 2007 09:39 |  #7

I delete all "test shots" I took and any that have unrecoverable flaws such as blurry, out of focus. I'll also delete any poor compositions. Anything I can recover through a RAW editor I keep.


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