I am now down to 99 photos of Santorini. I quite like this number. I like 99 photos of Santorini - could this be a thing?
I was about to start the final edit and had a rethink - are these the best images, and does each and every image say Santorini? I was not so sure.
In this post I am going to explain how to use Lightroom to sort out images quickly and efficiently.
To start with, I put the images from the two folders together in a new collection in Lightroom. I called this Collection Santorini 23072018. That was the day I did this - yesterday.
And then I looked at them again, and removed everything that did not shout Santorini. I also removed any images that were too similar.
How do I do this in Lightroom?
If you remember I had a selection of images from last year, and when I revisited them last month I added some images that I had not chosen before.
I put both sets of images into a new collection in Lightroom, selected all the images (using the keyboard shortcut Control A, and assigned a pick flag to all the images (using the keyboard shortcut P).
I went rhough the images one by one, rejecting images by using the keyboard shortcut U for Unpick.
Once I had gone through the images I selected the filter bar using the keyboard shortcut \,
I selected the Attribute tab (circled), and the unflagged pick (circled). All the images that I had chosen not to edit appeared. I moved these to the Picks not edited folder, and also removed them from the collection.
I also deleted the folder called New picks which I no longer needed.
And this is what I am left with.
This bit of housekeeping is important, and to be fair very quick to do in Lightroom.
And what ahs this given me? A better selection of images, and less work to do - what's not to love.
OK - time to get on with the final edit of my photos of Santorini. I have been waiting far too long for this.
Rick McEvoy ABIPP - How to use Lightroom Classic