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Exploring the Survey and Compare views

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Next I want to take a look at how we can use a few different view modes in the Library module, which can help us to find the keeper; it can help us to survey the photographs that we have, or to compare some pictures, so that we can determine which one we like best. Well, first what we're going to do is take a look at how we can work with this Survey mode. You can see that I have one image selected in the filmstrip below, and that I'm working from this folder, Jared. These are some pictures that I captured in one of my other courses, Narrative Portraiture, where we went to New York, and where I photographed this Broadway performer here on the Brooklyn Bridge. All right.

Exploring the Survey and Compare views

Next I want to take a look at how we can use a few different view modes in the Library module, which can help us to find the keeper; it can help us to survey the photographs that we have, or to compare some pictures, so that we can determine which one we like best. Well, first what we're going to do is take a look at how we can work with this Survey mode. You can see that I have one image selected in the filmstrip below, and that I'm working from this folder, Jared. These are some pictures that I captured in one of my other courses, Narrative Portraiture, where we went to New York, and where I photographed this Broadway performer here on the Brooklyn Bridge. All right.

Well, I want to add a few photos, so that I can then survey all of these pictures together. So to add some pictures to what I have selected, hold down the Command key on a Mac, and the Control key on Windows, and go ahead and click on multiple images. In this case, I've clicked on three images. Next, we're going to press the N key in order to enter what's called the Survey mode. Here we can see that we have these three images together. Sometimes, when working in the Survey mode, it may be helpful to press the Tab key to hide the panels on the left and the right, so you can really focus in on the images. Or you may want to decrease the size of the filmstrip.

To do that, hover over the dividing line, and then click and drag down, so that those thumbnails become smaller. Next, if you want to hide the toolbar, just press the T key. Well here let's add a few more images to our survey. To do that, press the Command key on the Mac, Control key on Windows, and then go ahead and click on a few more pictures. As we do that, you can see that it's going to arrange these photographs, so that these can then all fit in this survey. This can be a nice way to kind of almost half, like, a light table, and to see some photographs together.

Now, if ever you want to remove photographs from a Survey mode, you can either hover over the image, and click on the X in the bottom right-hand corner, or you can hold on the Command key on a Mac, Control key on Windows, and then click on the images here in the filmstrip below. To bring back the panels on the right and the left, press the Tab key. That will then automatically arrange these photographs, so that we can see all of them together. You know, sometimes it's a nice way to start to think about how you might combine multiple images together.

Perhaps you want to have two photographs side by side. Well here, let's go ahead and hide some of these pictures, and in this case, I'm just going to click on that bottom right-hand corner here to hide those, so that I just have these two pictures here. Again, this might be a nice layout to have these two photographs next to each other. Now that we've looked at how we can work with Survey mode, we've seen that it's pretty free-form, and that you can work with two or more photographs. Next, let's take a look at how we can work with what's called Compare.

To do that, I'm going to go ahead and click on one image down here in the filmstrip, then I'm going to press the C key to enter into Compare mode. In doing that, you notice that it automatically selected the photograph right next to it. Here I have the Select image, then next to it I have the Candidate. You can also see that in the filmstrip down below, we have these little icons: either a diamond which is white, or one which is black. Now, we can select different photographs in order to, say, make some comparisons to try to find the best picture.

To do that, I'll go ahead and press Command or Control, and then I'll click on a few other pictures here in the filmstrip. Next, to change the Candidate, we can go ahead and use our arrow keys; either our left or a right-hand arrow keys. Here I'm going to press the left arrow key, and you can notice that that little diamond, it traveled over to this picture, showing me that this is the image which I'm now comparing against this one. Press the left arrow key again, and you can see that we now have these two photographs in View. Next, I'll press the right arrow key to go back to just having these two photographs together, and then I want to remove these two from my comparison.

So hold down the Command on a Mac, Control key on Windows, and then click on those images here in the filmstrip. Next, if you want a flip-flop that which is selected, and also that which is the Candidate, you press the Command key on a Mac, or Control key on Windows, and then you use your arrow keys. In doing that, either by pressing the right or the left arrow key, you can see how these icons have now changed, and also the position of the images up top have changed. By doing this, what essentially I've done here is I've decided that this one is my Select photograph.

I like this expression more than this picture, so that's the image that I want to work with; that's the keeper. In order to exit out of this Compare mode, we'll just press the C key again, and this'll just go back to this regular view mode, with the image which you had selected, or the photograph which you had in that Select position.

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  1. 3m 0s
    1. Welcome
      1m 29s
    2. Using the exercise files
      36s
    3. Tips for getting the most out of this course
      55s
  2. 24m 51s
    1. Using advanced shortcuts for the Full Screen and Lights Out modes
      3m 0s
    2. Minimizing different areas of the interface
      3m 27s
    3. Exploring background and panel shortcuts
      3m 34s
    4. Advanced panel navigation
      2m 58s
    5. Choosing the different modules
      4m 9s
    6. Accessing contextual menus in each module
      2m 25s
    7. Adjusting preferences and catalog settings
      1m 11s
    8. Looking up keyboard shortcuts
      4m 7s
  3. 10m 10s
    1. Working with the interface
      3m 47s
    2. Importing images and videos
      3m 47s
    3. Understanding tethered capture
      2m 36s
  4. 20m 22s
    1. Zooming in on images
      4m 0s
    2. Exploring the Survey and Compare views
      4m 53s
    3. Rotating the image
      1m 52s
    4. Exploring view options
      3m 47s
    5. Creating a layout overlay
      2m 38s
    6. Finding and selecting images
      3m 12s
  5. 34m 25s
    1. Renaming and relocating images
      4m 55s
    2. Adding labels, stars, or flags
      4m 58s
    3. Deleting images quickly with flags
      1m 59s
    4. Changing labels, stars, or flags
      3m 17s
    5. Filtering based on labels, stars, or flags
      2m 3s
    6. Finding images quickly
      1m 45s
    7. Working with stacks
      3m 22s
    8. Working with collections and target collections
      3m 5s
    9. Using and showing Quick Collections
      2m 46s
    10. Creating, using, renaming, and moving folders
      2m 59s
    11. Removing and deleting with shortcuts
      3m 16s
  6. 7m 17s
    1. Adding and editing keywords quickly
      3m 7s
    2. Using keyword shortcuts and enabling keyword painting
      2m 0s
    3. Using keyword lists and saving metadata
      2m 10s
  7. 5m 21s
    1. Working with a second monitor
      2m 37s
    2. Exploring advanced dual-monitor shortcuts
      2m 44s
  8. 9m 6s
    1. Exporting a photograph
      3m 39s
    2. Editing in Photoshop
      4m 19s
    3. Emailing a photograph
      1m 8s
  9. 4m 30s
    1. Viewing video
      1m 47s
    2. Setting in and out points
      1m 52s
    3. Exporting video
      51s
  10. 28m 53s
    1. Correcting tone and white balance automatically
      1m 40s
    2. Correcting white balance
      1m 29s
    3. Making adjustments in the Basic panel
      4m 9s
    4. Navigating between basic panels
      2m 46s
    5. Resetting the image to its default settings
      2m 27s
    6. Understanding how to show and correct clipping
      5m 1s
    7. Synchronizing and copying settings
      6m 34s
    8. Viewing before and after
      2m 6s
    9. Quickly converting to black and white
      1m 37s
    10. Showing information overlays
      1m 4s
  11. 28m 16s
    1. Creating virtual copies
      5m 39s
    2. Working with virtual copies
      3m 40s
    3. Using Snapshots to save settings
      3m 36s
    4. Creating custom presets
      2m 24s
    5. Using the Targeted Adjustment tool
      3m 37s
    6. Creating strong black-and-white conversions
      1m 54s
    7. Making better split-toning adjustments
      1m 27s
    8. Sharpening and improving the details in your photos
      2m 43s
    9. Soft proofing shortcuts
      3m 16s
  12. 18m 10s
    1. Exploring tool strip shortcuts
      54s
    2. Cropping and resetting a crop
      2m 10s
    3. Changing the crop overlay
      2m 35s
    4. Switching the crop orientation
      1m 28s
    5. Retouching with the Spot Removal tool
      2m 24s
    6. Making corrections with the Adjustment Brush
      6m 14s
    7. Using the Graduated Filter
      2m 25s
  13. 6m 18s
    1. Zooming in on the map and changing the map style
    2. Finding a location and adding images
      3m 53s
    3. Adding GPS information and moving markers
      54s
  14. 9m 23s
    1. Viewing the book project
      1m 51s
    2. Toggling the visibility of guides
      2m 31s
    3. Working with type
      3m 23s
    4. Making selections
      1m 38s
  15. 8m 20s
    1. Playing an impromptu slideshow
      1m 52s
    2. Playing and viewing a slideshow
      1m 42s
    3. Creating a custom template and saving the slideshow
      2m 55s
    4. Exporting as PDF, JPEG, and video
      1m 51s
  16. 7m 28s
    1. Choosing the Print module and changing the page settings
      1m 21s
    2. Customizing the layout and viewing the guides
      2m 35s
    3. Modifying the print settings
      1m 51s
    4. Creating a custom template and saving the print
      1m 41s
  17. 3m 40s
    1. Exporting and reloading
      1m 30s
    2. Previewing in a browser and saving your web gallery
      2m 10s
  18. 43s
    1. Goodbye
      43s

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