Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Color label mismatches when organizing images, part of Learn Photo Management: Metadata.
- In addition to star ratings, which allow us…to identify favorite versus not so favorite images,…we also have a color label available…as a metadata field which we can use…in a variety of ways to mark our images.…Of course, by their nature, color labels…don't necessarily have an inherent meaning,…and so it's up to you to decide,…preferably in advance, exactly what…those color labels mean.…Because they don't have an inherent meaning,…and because we can only assign a single…color label to a given image, I have…a tendency to use color labels just for secondary purposes.…
For example, I have a sequence of HDR images here.…Multiple images that essentially belong together,…and to help me locate those images…a little bit more easily, I'm in the practice…of adding a yellow color label to…images that are a sequence.…Composite images, a panorama, an HDR,…whatever the case might be, if multiple…images go together, I personally use a yellow color label.…I've assigned a yellow color label…to the images that we see here.…Several images of the Empire State Building in New York,…
Metadata may not be glamorous, but it's a priceless tool for managing and organizing photos. Your camera records metadata with every shot: the date, time, camera and lens settings, and much more. You can also add metadata using programs like Adobe Lightroom.
In this course, photographer, author, and educator Tim Grey demystifies metadata, describing what it is and showing how it's an essential part of photo management, from categorizing photos to creating fun searches, such as "show me all the photos I took a year ago today."
- Viewing image metadata
- Creating and using metadata presets in Lightroom
- Importing metadata from the camera
- Adding metadata to batches of images
- Correcting metadata for capture time
- Getting location information with auto GPS
- Mapping locations manually
- Resolving and avoiding metadata conflicts
- Backing up metadata
- Locating your images with a simple metadata search