In the previous post in the series, we discussed how to apply flags and star ratings to your photos, and how to filter them… but when you’re faced with thousands of photos, where do you start? How do you decide which photos deserve which ratings… and how do you keep the meaning of the ratings consistent over time?
There are lots of different ways of sorting through photos. Some photographers use Grid view and others prefer Loupe. Some like to rate their photos in a single pass, and others like multiple passes. Some like flags and some prefer stars. Some only use 1-3 stars and some use all 5. Some pick out their favorite photos and others just reject the bad ones. It really is up to you.
Flexibility is a wonderful thing, but so much choice can be confusing, so here’s my tried and tested rating workflow, which you’re welcome to use. Feel free to share it with others too.
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