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Screening Images for IQ - Keepers Part II

By Steve Watson

Method B – Using Slideshow
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[*]Start from the Thumbnail View
[*]Go to Edit in the Tool Bar and click on Select All
[*]Click on View in the Tool Bar at the very top of the page and select Loop and High Quality (clicking on the seventeenth line will give you a Slideshow in B&W if you prefer)
[*]Click on Interval and select an appropriate viewing time (~8 seconds is fine)
[*]The fifteenth line down in View is Slideshow. Click on this. The slide show will start with the Interval time between each frame as selected. (I bet that you will be impressed with the JPEG conversion. It is excellent and will give you a real feel for what is possible. Go on, compare this with Bridge or Lightroom)
[*]While on an image, Right Click and select the seventh line down Tag Image. This image is now tagged as a Keeper
[*]When you have viewed and tagged all the images, return to the Thumbnail View. You will be able to see all the images on the card including those Tagged
[*]Go to Edit and Select Tagged. Only the tagged images will now be displayed
[*]Click on File and Move to Folder
[*]The tagged images will be moved from the CF Card to the pre-prepared and uniquely coded Folder on your Hard Drive
[*]Follow the safe procedure for removing the CF Card from your PC or Mac
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I keep two small plastic (non-ferrous) boxes with lids on my desk, one labelled In Bond and the second labelled For Re-formatting. At this point in time, keep the data on the CF Card until you have processed the Keepers and are 100% happy with what you have got. When you are happy with the processed images, move the card to the second box For Re-formatting and re-format the card at your leisure. No crap, no wasted HD space. Be ruthless. This has worked well for me over the last two years.

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SAW 28/07/2010

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Reply from Steve Watson on 08-3-10 6:08 AM
Thanks for commenting Philber. The best way to check this is to download and try an evaluation copy (you will get 15 days to try this software). Any benefits will be immediately apparent and you now have a Methodology to follow, so no learning curve to go up. Try it and let me know what you think.

Stephen
Reply from Philippe Philber on 08-3-10 12:35 AM
Very interesting, Stephen. I use, for this task, DPP. I find that it has a good RAW converter, certainly at least as good as Adobe's. I than get rows and columns of thumbnails, which I am free to pen, and magnify to 100% to check for sharpness. I then select the ones I deem worthy of processing.
What or how would I gain in using breezebrowser?
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