Rating Tips for Photo Editing!

Speed up your culling process and save a lot of time and effort!

We all do love editing images, but we do not like the amount of time we have to use for it. Culling and rating is one of the most time consuming process's of the whole image editing process. Here are some professional tips which can be easily implemented into any hobbyist process!

모든 전문적인 도태 및 평가의 주요 아이디어는 단순히 필요한 것만 수행하고 그 이상은 하지 않는 것입니다. 이것은 다른 종류의 마음과 이미지를 선택하는 자신의 능력에 대한 신뢰가 필요합니다!

Below is an example how to use star ratings to your advantage. This rating method works for all three different culling/rating process's explained on the next chapter.

  • 0 star: Image for deletion
  • 1 Star: 사용하지 않는 이미지
  • 2 star: Image to be saved
  • 3 star: Image for publishing
  • 4 star: Image for publishing
  • 5 star: Image for publishing (CV material)

Colors should not be used to describe specific issues (e.g. person, car, animal) because there are more than five specific cases in the world (and keywords are ment for that). Colors can be kind of "dividers" within one image folder for example:

  • 가족 사진: 크리스마스 카드 (빨간색), 가족 앨범 (노란색), 가족 facebook 페이지 (파란색)
  • Weddings: Send partial set of the image to the wedding venue (red), wedding band (yellow)
  • 음악 이벤트: 일부 세트를 밴드로 보내기 1 (빨간색), 2 (노란색), 3 (녹색), 4 (파란색)
  • 축제: 스테이지 1 (빨간색), 2 (노란색), 3 (녹색), 해당 영역의 일반 이미지는 색상이 없을 수 있습니다.
  • Sport events: Competition (red), outside the track (yellow), behind the scenes (blue)

Culling & Rating 방법

먼저 이미지를 어떻게 할지, 모든 이미지를 보존할지 결정합니다. 이것을 통해 어떤 종류의 culling 과정이 가장 적합한지, 또한 어떤 Lightroom Classic의 기본 프로필 작업공간에 우선순위를 매길지 결정합니다!

  1. 방법 1: 모든 이미지 저장 및 필요한 편집 (작업공간: 평가/개발)
    1. For? Photographers who save all images and edit images based on need (e.g. journalistic photographers).
    2. How? Go through the image set and edit an image immediately when suitable is found. Mark that image with three stars. Leave other images as they are
    3. 참고 ! 완전히 사용할 수 없는 이미지(예: 흔들림)로 "Reject Flag(거부 플래그)"를 설정하고 각 Cull & Edit(컬링 & 편집) 후에 삭제할 수 있습니다.
  2. Method 2: Archiving technically usable images (Workspace: Rating Advanced)
    1. For? Building an archive of all your photos for later use (family albums, illustration photos, photo books, etc)
    2. How? Cull through your images and assign them with different kind of ratings based on the image (CV material, publishable, color tags for family photo album images, etc). You might also need to use keywording - so that you can find it after 10 years (for a e.g. family holiday image: #family, #california, #losangeles, #landscape, #sea, #seagul)
    3. Note! This is the slowest method but you will find all your images after decades and do not have to rely on your memory. Suitable for photographers who do not take photos daily.
  3. 방법 3: 필요한 이미지 보존 및 나머지 삭제 (작업공간: 등급 단순화)
    1. For? Photographers who deliver images to clients or publishes photoshoots as sets and usually do not need to come back to published images (e.g. event photographers, studio photographers)
    2. 하는 법은? 이미지를 선택하고 사용 중인 이미지만 평가합니다. 별 2개(개인 앨범에 저장할지 확실하지 않음), 별 3개(앞쪽), CV 자료에는 별 5개. 나머지 사진은 별 0개(사용하지 않는 사진) 입니다. 시간이 경과한 후 이 세트에서 모든 별 0개 영상을 삭제합니다. 이 방법은 많은 공간을 절약하고 컬링에 가장 빠른 방법 중 하나입니다.
    3. Note! It is advicable to hold on to all of the images for at least 3 months if a customer needs e.g. different angles of some particular shot.

Difficulties on selecting between two images?


Hard time picking one photo of a person: If you were in those photos - which one you would publish on your facebook page? Pick that one.


Two almost identical picture: If there is no difference in content, look for a difference in technical quality. If images are virtually identical, just pick one - no one will miss the other one (as they don't even know it existed).