Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Assigning ratings to photos, part of Organizing and Archiving Digital Photos.
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Assigning ratings to your images is a great way to know which image is the best…when you have a series of shots that are very similar in nature.…So the one thing that you don't want to do is that if you want to share, let's…say, an image of a sunflower with a friend, or you want to put it on a Web page,…or you want to make a print, is to every time go back through all of your…sunflower shots trying to decide which one is the best. That is not efficient.…Whereas the very first time when you were looking at the images, if you assigned a…rating then, you would know which is your best sunflower shot. So then all you…have to do is go to the one with the highest rating, attach it to an e-mail, and…off you go. Much more efficient way to go.…
So let me show you how that works in Aperture;…we are in Aperture right now, this is also true for Lightroom, and this is…also true for Bridge, a file browser. In fact, a lot of file browsers have rating systems.…So this is a concept that you'll see in many applications, and it basically…
The course concludes with a look at aspects of a good backup and archival strategy, ranging from the best file format for long-term backup to the best hardware options for offline storage.
- Removing pictures from a card
- Transferring photos to a Windows or Mac computer
- Transferring images with Lightoom, Aperture or iPhoto
- Assigning ratings to photos and flagging favorites
- Filtering photos
- Choosing file formats
- Backing up to the cloud
- Working with multiple hard drives
- Recovering from backups