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culling and sorting

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Old 05-31-2010, 07:33 AM
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culling and sorting

right now I'm looking at Bridge and Lightroom for culling, sorting and filing my images.

Who has already been down this road and can give me some pointers?

I have a fairly solid filing system by date (raid and external drive) for originals but with all the various edits for web/print/derivative art it's getting a bit out of hand.

I like the way I can sort a collection in Bridge and I like the printing options in Lightroom (and batch processing)
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Old 05-31-2010, 07:38 AM
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Re: culling and sorting

I do all this in Lightroom but it should be similar in Bridge except how it deals with high quality previews is questionable (I build either Standard or 1:1 previews on import into LR because I want to see critical focus for determining if a shot is going to get trashed or not). Then I just use the X key for rejects and if I see a shot that I really like initially, I hit the P key to make it a Pick. Everything else is kind of a neutral setting (don’t hate it, don’t love it). Trash all the X (Command/Control Delete), convert to DNG and batch rename so they are all in order. From there, keeping track is done primarily with smart collections based on metadata (keywords). I don’t like “dumb collections” because they are all saved in the proprietary database which is fine unless you decide to move to another DAM or system. At least a Smart Collection can be replicated with any decent product that builds such collections based on actual metadata.
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Old 05-31-2010, 07:40 AM
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Re: culling and sorting

I'd recommend ACDSee.

Adobe Bridge is like a baby compared to ACDSee.
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