Workflow status for categories

Hert
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Re: Workflow status for categories

Post by Hert » 03 Jan 21 15:14

snowman1 wrote:
02 Jan 21 23:57
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I especially like @bimo's method - I am looking now to build that in to my process - thanks Michael for sharing that excellent approach.
Michael's outlined workflow is a great resource.
One addition that may be helpful for you. When you create such "workflow labels" then you can also consider defining a keyboard shortcut to these catalog labels. That way you can quickly "assign" these workflow label by pressing a keyboard combination.

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bimo
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Re: Workflow status for categories

Post by bimo » 03 Jan 21 16:03

Two more hints may be useful:
  1. The workflow labels ("? Top Level Label" and "[without Top Level Label]" as well as any further workflow item you might find helpful) should be classified as "The label is private (Catalog only)". That means that these workflow labels are not synchronised to the image file.
  2. For ease of use I recommend working with a label set to initialize the complete workflow with a single strike. If each and every "? Top Level Label" is part of this set you only have to assign the whole set to all images at the time of importing and the workflow for your whole catalog will be ready to go!
Michael

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Re: Workflow status for categories

Post by Ralf » 03 Jan 21 17:00

fantastic, the many hints and explanations.
Thank you very much for your effort.
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snowman1
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Re: Workflow status for categories

Post by snowman1 » 03 Jan 21 18:33

Hert wrote:
03 Jan 21 15:14
When you create such "workflow labels" then you can also consider defining a keyboard shortcut to these catalog labels. That way you can quickly "assign" these workflow label by pressing a keyboard combination.
Thanks Hert, that's excellent - I had thought that would be a great idea but hadn't realised it was actually possible!! :oops: :D
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Re: Workflow status for categories

Post by snowman1 » 02 Feb 21 23:29

Reporting back -

I have been using the method proposed by Michael (Bimo). After adjusting it to my needs it has made my workflow a ton easier. I combined it with my existing method of using of colour categories for grading.

By breaking down the workflow into steps, and by making the steps visual, it has facilitated me being much more systematic in tackling my images. It's reduced the friction greatly and I run much more on automatic now, able to focus on the image and less on the process. Big thanks to Michael!
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