The Magic Frame: Culling



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One of the most important things to do, when you finish a shoot, is to transfer them to your hard disk, and then take a back up on another card disk.

In my earlier days, I would, very tediously, rank (give a star rating) and, a colour label  to each photo, and then apply tags to each photo.

When I returned from my driving trip, I had several thousand photographs, and was quite exhausted when I was 10% of the way through the process. Maybe about 5%.

I then left the process, and stopped this altogether.

That is when I discovered a nice process that I picked up from Phlearn. You can watch the video below if you want to learn the process

I tend to follow a hybrid, and longer process. I don’t know why, but I do.

First, I give my photos a 5 star rating in Adobe Bridge. These photos are then copied to another folder, and then I import them to Lightroom.

I do this, to avoid having my Lightroom catalogue become too big.

Once this is done, then I follow the exact same process that you will see in the video.

What this means, is that I know have to rate and tag far fewer photos than I did initially, and the process is now much quicker.

Click the link below, in case you want to explore Phlearn!



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