Back to the Basics: A Simple Workflow for Rating & Flagging Images in Lightroom

No matter how many years you’ve been a photographer or what level you’re on, sometimes it’s important to get back to the basics. To help do just that, Adobe Creative Cloud News has put out a new video that goes through the basics of flagging and rating images in Lightroom.

As expected, there’s not much to the video in terms of details, but it shows off a basic workflow that will be particularly useful for any newcomers to the world of photography. The video covers the best approach to archiving your images, while offering a refresher on how keeping it simple can improve the workflow of even the most seasoned photographer.

The video specifically deals with Lightroom, but the lessons aren’t limited to the one program. These same methods can easily be tweaked for Aperture, Bridge or any other photo organization/RAW editing software you prefer to use.

(via F Stop Lounge)

  • jkantor267

    Lightroom’s options for flagging, rating, and organizing images are a joke. A not particularly bright Middle School Student could have done a better job designing a system than whatever clown programmer came up with it.

  • KewlDewd

    Not a workflow demo. This is video is just explaining the 3 different ways to rate your images. The same features that have been around since version 1.0. There must be a hundred videos demonstrating this going back many years. I don’t see the point of making another one unless they change how it works.

  • KewlDewd

    The only issue I have is that the pick/reject keyboard shortcuts are on opposite ends of the keyboard. Stupid.

  • David Portass

    I would love it if they let you configure keys for everything instead of them being fixed, maybe even set your own macros without having to purchase special keyboards or controllers

  • Charles Johnstone

    Video removed by YouTube due to “This account has been terminated due to repeated or severe violations of our Community Guidelinesand/or claims of copyright infringement.”