consistent star ratings across a version set

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doug_w
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consistent star ratings across a version set

Post by doug_w » 09 Feb 13 4:00

Is there a way (a script?) to make ratings consistent across a version set (e.g., if one image in the version set has a 4-star rating then give all images in the version set 4 stars). Right now the only way I can figure to do this is to manually select the version and apply the rating, one at a time.

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dickl
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Re: consistent star ratings across a version set

Post by dickl » 09 Feb 13 17:08

Interesting question...
Should all versions of an image have the same star rating? Should we be able to choose one of the versions and rate it higher than other versions??? Now where did I put Peter Krogh's book????

Dick

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Re: consistent star ratings across a version set

Post by David Grundy » 09 Feb 13 17:09

One way would be:
1. Define a new label called (say) File Management | Star4
2. By searching or filtering for 4-star images, or any other means, find the set of images with 4 stars for which you want to synchronise.
3. Add the label Star4 to these images - which applies it to all the versions of course.
4. Then search for all images with the Star4 label.
5. Select them all and mark them as 4 stars.
6. Then you can remove the Star4 label.

BTW if you make the "File Management" category private then assigning or removeing "Star4" label should not trigger an out-of-sync for the images; but setting the star rating of course will do so.

... David

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Re: consistent star ratings across a version set

Post by David Grundy » 09 Feb 13 17:24

I have to conclude that having to figure out a workaround for this limitation is seen as a simpler interface than having on option available somewhere in preferences to let the user control this behaviour as preferred. I do not agree with this view. I want the option to choose whether ratings are synchronised.

Labels let me work around most of the unnecessary and frustrating versioning limitations of PSu, but there are two I can't figure out which prevent me from actually using PSu's versioning in a useful way:
(1) I can't get my old images versioned in PSu because my folders aren't organised in the way PSu arbitrarily assumes.
(2) I can't find any way to control which version placeholder a given image ends up in, and I can't see any way to correct the placeholder assignments in a batch operation if they don't end up the way I want.

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Re: consistent star ratings across a version set

Post by Mike Buckley » 09 Feb 13 17:37

dickl wrote: Should all versions of an image have the same star rating?
That depends on the situation. If the only thing that is different among the versions is the size of the file, the same star rating would be appropriate for all versions. However, if anything else changes, you would want the flexibility to rate the various versions differently. As an example, a black-and-white version and a color version of the same composition could easily be rated differently.

doug_w
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Re: consistent star ratings across a version set

Post by doug_w » 09 Feb 13 18:08

Thanks, David, I will try the workaround. And I agree with your two items regarding versioning -- they are my only serious complaints regarding PSu. Versioning takes too much manual work. Otherwise I really like it.

For my workflow, items in a version set are versions of the same image, differing only by file format or resolution, so they always have the same star rating. I always have a raw file, a high-res jpg, and a low-res jpg, and might have a psd or a series of images for an HDR.

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Hert
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Re: consistent star ratings across a version set

Post by Hert » 09 Feb 13 19:19

I think David's workaround is a master-find!

Here's a tweak that you could use;

Code: Select all

Options.CatalogMetaCascadeStyle := 1;
PublicBroadcast (nil, 'SaveOptions', nil);
To reset the default use:

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Options.CatalogMetaCascadeStyle := 0;
PublicBroadcast (nil, 'SaveOptions', nil);
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Re: consistent star ratings across a version set

Post by weidmic » 09 Feb 13 19:30

Hert, just a short question about this tweak: will this propagate the colorlabels too?

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Michael

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Re: consistent star ratings across a version set

Post by Hert » 09 Feb 13 19:47

weidmic wrote:Just tried it... Yes is the answer :lol:
That is correct. Ratings and color labels; another tip for your site?

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Re: consistent star ratings across a version set

Post by weidmic » 09 Feb 13 19:51

already done... :wink:
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doug_w
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Re: consistent star ratings across a version set

Post by doug_w » 09 Feb 13 20:02

Perfect solution -- thank you!

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