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Displaying photos by rating

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Video: Displaying photos by rating

Well now that we have many of the images in our library rated, I want to show you some of the advantages to that because it's no fun to tell people to do stuff and then not give them a reward for doing it. And there is definitely a reward to rating your images. Right here I've opened up an event and we can see that we are sorted by date and that we have all these different star ratings. Now one thing that I like to do when I'm looking at any collection of images that's been rated is I like to sort by the ratings, so I have my best stuff on top and we are going to do that right now.

Displaying photos by rating

Well now that we have many of the images in our library rated, I want to show you some of the advantages to that because it's no fun to tell people to do stuff and then not give them a reward for doing it. And there is definitely a reward to rating your images. Right here I've opened up an event and we can see that we are sorted by date and that we have all these different star ratings. Now one thing that I like to do when I'm looking at any collection of images that's been rated is I like to sort by the ratings, so I have my best stuff on top and we are going to do that right now.

I just go here to View, go to Sort Photos, go to By Rating. Now it's going to put the bad stuff on top, which I don't really want that. What I want is this, by Descending, so that I have my good shots on top. Now again, the thinking is that when you do image editing, work with your best stuff, image edit that, and because it has the best potential for being a terrific photo. If you have time, you can work on the stuff that's not rated as high but always try to spend your time initially working on your best stuff and rating your photos helps with that.

So that's fun and this gives you a nice look at your library, but I want to show you probably my favorite way to use star ratings and that's using a Smart Album with them. So we'll go back here and I want to create a Smart Album. So I am going to go to File > New > Smart Album and this one is going to be, we are going to call it Best Shots, how is that? And what I want to do is create a Smart Album that has all of my 3 and 4 star rated images so that any time that I want, and this is especially good for showing off, I can just go to a collection of my best stuff that spans my whole library.

So we will go here to My Rating is greater than. Now you have to kind of put your thinking cap on here Is greater than. So I want 3 and 4 star images, so it has to be greater than 2, all right, is greater than 2, and then I will click OK. And now I have a best shots collection right here. Everything is 3 and 4 stars. And this is terrific again for showing off and it spans the entire library.

AS long as I've rated images, this Smart Album will look at them and bring the best ones into this collection. So star rating has some real advantages and you can have some fun. You can also rate your worst shots. You can create a Smart Album for your worst shots and then once you have them all gathered together, you can hide them so no one ever sees them. So there is a couple of ways to work this. Anyway, you get the idea and I hope you give star rating a good look.

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iPhoto '11 Essential Training

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  1. 4m 58s
    1. Welcome
      1m 9s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 49s
    3. What's new in iPhoto '11?
      1m 39s
    4. OS X Mavericks 10.9 iPhoto version update
      21s
  2. 20m 33s
    1. Preparing to install iPhoto '11
      3m 2s
    2. Launching iPhoto for the first time and updating your existing Library
      4m 4s
    3. Importing images from your camera
      4m 50s
    4. Importing photo files
      4m 3s
    5. Importing movies
      2m 17s
    6. Working in Full Screen view
      2m 17s
  3. 40m 53s
    1. Importing the exercise files and organizing by Event
      1m 59s
    2. Understanding Events
      3m 43s
    3. Hiding photos
      1m 50s
    4. Flagging photos
      3m 3s
    5. Finding people using Faces
      3m 52s
    6. Adding people to Faces
      2m 8s
    7. Managing the Faces corkboard
      2m 14s
    8. Organizing by location with Places
      2m 9s
    9. Geotagging images
      7m 4s
    10. Creating albums
      1m 54s
    11. Viewing albums in Full Screen mode
      3m 37s
    12. Creating Smart Albums
      3m 36s
    13. Creating folders
      1m 46s
    14. Exploring the Project view
      1m 58s
  4. 17m 15s
    1. Understanding metadata
      3m 1s
    2. Rating your photos
      4m 27s
    3. Displaying photos by rating
      2m 57s
    4. Adding keywords
      3m 13s
    5. Finding photos by keyword
      3m 37s
  5. 29m 6s
    1. Switching to Edit mode
      2m 3s
    2. Cropping photos
      3m 30s
    3. Straightening photos
      1m 37s
    4. Making automatic corrections with Enhance
      2m 18s
    5. Removing red-eye
      3m 5s
    6. Retouching photos
      3m 10s
    7. Rotating photos
      1m 39s
    8. Using the Effects palette
      4m 8s
    9. Duplicating photos
      3m 5s
    10. Reverting to the original
      2m 4s
    11. Comparing photos while editing
      2m 27s
  6. 34m 53s
    1. Working in the Adjust tab
      1m 0s
    2. Adjusting levels
      4m 12s
    3. Adjusting exposure and contrast
      3m 31s
    4. Adjusting color saturation
      3m 43s
    5. Adjusting definition
      2m 10s
    6. Adjusting highlights and shadows
      2m 26s
    7. Adjusting sharpness and reducing noise
      4m 19s
    8. Adjusting temperature and tint
      4m 19s
    9. Copying adjustments and pasting them to multiple photos
      3m 51s
    10. Working with RAW files in iPhoto
      5m 22s
  7. 25m 42s
    1. Emailing photos from iPhoto
      4m 22s
    2. Emailing photos the old-fashioned way
      4m 5s
    3. Setting up your email account in iPhoto
      3m 43s
    4. Sharing your photos via Facebook
      3m 16s
    5. Sharing your photos via Flickr
      4m 35s
    6. Sharing your photos via MobileMe
      1m 26s
    7. Creating a web gallery
      4m 15s
  8. 20m 59s
    1. Creating a slideshow
      1m 46s
    2. Customizing slideshow settings
      5m 2s
    3. Exporting a slideshow to QuickTime
      4m 19s
    4. Managing movies in your iPhoto library
      5m 26s
    5. Creating a DVD from iPhoto
      4m 26s
  9. 41m 45s
    1. Exporting photos
      4m 57s
    2. Printing photos
      7m 57s
    3. Ordering prints
      2m 22s
    4. Creating a calendar
      7m 11s
    5. Creating a photo book
      7m 40s
    6. Selecting output options for your photo book
      4m 6s
    7. Creating greeting cards
      4m 15s
    8. Setting output options for your greeting cards
      2m 11s
    9. Viewing all your calendars, books, and cards
      1m 6s
  10. 16m 14s
    1. Customizing iPhoto preferences
      7m 7s
    2. Burning a backup CD or DVD
      4m 37s
    3. Backing up to an external hard drive
      1m 53s
    4. Creating iPhoto libraries and switching between them
      2m 37s
  11. 1m 45s
    1. Final thoughts
      1m 45s

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