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Workflow question - How do you manage edits? (Flagging)

TimWatts

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OK - assume you already have a pick/rate/cull system in place...

How do you folks keep track of what needs edits, or what you think might be improved by an edit?

In Classic, I might use the Red flag to mark something for retouching.

But we don't have flags in CC. So I thought about a simple keyword like "Edit". But then I noticed you cannot filter by keyword - and of course, CC keywords don't sync to Classic.

I suppose I could put a magic keyword in the subtitle - but I was interested in what other folks did :)

Cheers! Tim.
 

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This is one reason I do all my serious editing in Classic on my pc.
I use LR CC simply as a carrier for the photos I take with my phone, and I will do some preliminary editing in LR CC on a few photos only.
This "prelim" editing is only on photos I might share on social media.
 

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In CC you do have flags - Pick, Unpicked, Rejects. It's "labels" that you don't have, sadly, so instead of a red colour label I would suggest using flags or ratings. But I would agree with Jim in not regarding CC as a serious editing tool, more a convenience.
 

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I work on the basis that anything 3 star or above needs editing. I often dump them into an @edit album as a workflow type collection. I also have @inbox, @photoshop and similar albums.


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In CC you do have flags - Pick, Unpicked, Rejects. It's "labels" that you don't have, sadly, so instead of a red colour label I would suggest using flags or ratings. But I would agree with Jim in not regarding CC as a serious editing tool, more a convenience.
Noted terminology error on my part :)

I agree. CC is a great rating and review tool - and critical to me as I can use 3 hours / day on a train to/from work to mash through my collection. It is an essential part of my workflow for that reason. That works really well - 2 days and I've done a pick/reject on all of 2018!!! (4554 down to 1483 picks).
Next is a sweep of picks for a 1-star.

I envisage doing basic crops and maybe fiddling with the lighting/colour so see if a photo has potential in CC. But for pretty much all final edits, I agree, I'd want to review on Classic with a decent screen.

I'm happy with my rating workflow - but I have not come up with a good editing workflow yet.
 

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.... as I can use 3 hours / day on a train to/from work to mash through my collection....
Lightroom Mobile shows its true worth in South East England....
 
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Noted terminology error on my part :)
I have not come up with a good editing workflow yet.
In CC on my phone I apply "auto" exposure settings then I apply one of my presets for noise reduction and sharpening. Then adjust the "light" settings using the histogram as a guide.and then "colour" (white balance). Sometimes will also crop. Will fine tune in and finish off in Classic.

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