If you have followed my blog for a while you know that there were a number of graphic issues I had to begin with. In a change of event I am noticing lately that there are features of the Windows Explorer that are coming in handy.
The first thing was the rating system for images. Many times I have heard the Lightroom experience described and its star rating system. From the day I started using Vista I noticed that it had similar capabilities, but it wasn’t clear how to use it beyond a single file. Honestly, I didn’t think it was that useful and didn’t spend the time to dig deeper.
Last week I had a large number of images I wanted to process and I was having a hard time narrowing down the keepers. It occurred to me that if I could rate the images and sort them by rating this could help me to review the similar images that were distributed randomly across the group of files. It made for a good tracking and workflow tool.
Today I started working with tags more, based on what I learned with the ratings. As my number of images have been growing I am finding it harder to locate images that I want to show people while discussing a topic. Slowly I am finding there are helpful surprises all over Vista. Time to go explore more.
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