Culling Workflow

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Maczero
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Culling Workflow

Post by Maczero » 26 Nov 14 14:03

I wondered if anybody had suggestions about an efficient workflow for reviewing and culling images. Do you delete one by one or tag them and then delete? I don't believe that Photo Supreme doesn't have concept of reject photos like for example Aperture does.

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Re: Culling Workflow

Post by Hert » 26 Nov 14 14:26

Andrew, you can use the image basket to collection your culled images and then delete them afterwards in one go. Adding an image to the Image Basket can be done with Sift-B shortcut.
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Re: Culling Workflow

Post by Mike Buckley » 26 Nov 14 14:46

The option I generally use is to bookmark the images as I review them using shortcut Ctrl+Space. I then filter to display only the bookmarked images so I can easily delete them in one go. Alternatively, you could just as easily use a star rating instead of the bookmark.

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Re: Culling Workflow

Post by tstoddard » 26 Nov 14 16:47

Andrew,

If you're interested in culling your images before you import them then you can use the import wizard and after the collection of images that are going to be imported appears in the collection viewer you can view them full screen, one at a time. When you do that, there is a green down arrow that appears in the top right of the image. By default all images are marked for import (the green arrows are green). You can unmark them (the arrows are no longer green) by clicking on the arrow or just by using the space bar. I find it very convenient when importing images from my memory card to just navigate through the images using the arrow keys with my right hand while keeping my left thumb on the space bar. This way, I'm not importing images I don't want onto my hard drive in the first place. (I wish I was better at that. My hard drive is full of files I'll probably never look at again.)

Another option is a program called FastPictureViewer. I does a great job of letting you view and cull images very quickly. I believe that it's Windows only, though, so if you use a Mac you won't have that option. It's not free but if you take a lot of pictures, it could be worth the investment.
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Re: Culling Workflow

Post by gcoupe » 26 Nov 14 16:53

Or if you want to be brutal, bookmark the images that you want to keep, filter on the bookmark, invert the filter to show only images not bookmarked. Select all, and delete...
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Mike Buckley
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Re: Culling Workflow

Post by Mike Buckley » 26 Nov 14 17:56

I always download from the memory card before culling as a matter of precaution; in the rare situation when I might change my mind after culling an image, I at least have the backup stored on my computer system without having to access the memory card. I might have even removed the images from the memory card by the time I decide to revisit an image marked for culling.

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Re: Culling Workflow

Post by Maczero » 26 Nov 14 19:34

tstoddard wrote:Andrew,


Another option is a program called FastPictureViewer. I does a great job of letting you view and cull images very quickly. I believe that it's Windows only, though, so if you use a Mac you won't have that option. It's not free but if you take a lot of pictures, it could be worth the investment.
Sorry, I should have said that I'm Mac not PC. I currently import far too many images and am not nearly ruthless enough about culling them, so I am really interested in all your suggestions. Thanks

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Re: Culling Workflow

Post by Ruhell » 27 Nov 14 11:05

But if You had been Windows..... I would fully agree with Tom :)
Fastpictureviewer is brilliant and FAST for culling and checking pictures

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Re: Culling Workflow

Post by David Grundy » 27 Nov 14 15:32

I assign a colour tag for images to delete (red). (I'm a typer rather than a clicker by preference, and this is of course very quick as each color label has a keyboard shortcut.) But I don't delete them immediately. Especially when I have multiple shots of the same thing, and I conclude one is the best, I like to keep the others until I'm completely finished with the processing for that shoot, in case I later realise my preferred one of several apparently identical shots was inferior in some important way ... Anyway when I'm really finished I filter on that colour label and delete them. In the meantime it's easy to exclude these from the visible collection if I want to.
But, if a shot just plain out of focus (unintentionally) or otherwise obviously a dud, I often delete straight away. (As I have noted previously, I am not entirely consistent in workflow.)

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Re: Culling Workflow

Post by David Grundy » 27 Nov 14 15:42

BTW wrt FastPictureViewer ...
One thing I really really really like in PSu is being able to choose up to 6 photos in the Light Table and see them side by side ... and zoom into the same point in each picture. Given that I often take several of "the same" shot, this makes the task of choosing the best much easier. Now that [PSu + my hardware] has got sufficiently fast I hardly use FPV, whereas I used to find it essential.

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Re: Culling Workflow

Post by Mike Buckley » 27 Nov 14 16:18

David Grundy wrote:But, if a shot just plain out of focus (unintentionally) or otherwise obviously a dud
It's not nice to bring up my photos in the thread. :mrgreen:

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