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Chapter 4. The File Browser > Selecting and Sorting

Selecting and Sorting

One of the biggest bottlenecks in a raw digital workflow is in making your initial selects from a day's shoot. The File Browser helps in getting past this bottleneck with the Flag and Rank features.

I start by copying the files from the camera media to my hard drive—I've learned from bitter experience to avoid opening images directly from the camera media in all but the direst emergency. Then I point the File Browser at the folder full of raw images and wait the few minutes while it builds the thumbnails and previews and reads the metadata.

Next, I enter my copyright notice on all the images by pressing Command-A to Select All and either using a metadata template from the Metadata palette menu or clicking in the copyright field in the IPTC section of the Metadata palette and typing in the notice manually—see Figure 4-15.

Figure 4-15. Entering a copyright notice

The easiest way to add copyright notices is to save a metadata template that you can apply quickly to the selected images.

You can also select the images and type the copyright notice into the Copyright field in the Metadata palette.


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