Review Module

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While reviewing a set of over a thousand photos I look at a local event yesterday I got to thinking of ways in which Lightroom could aid this process and make it less tedious and time-consuming. I had a few ideas and so decided they could best be implemented as a separate module to the Library module, partly so the Library module doesn't become overcrowded with features, partly so the Review module's features are more accessible.

Firstly, while we have the refine tool which removes the flags from any images you have flagged and sets any you didn't flag as rejected, which is fine, but a lot of people use the ratings in reviewing perhaps in the review module you would have the option to set what happens when you refine your selection. My choice would be to increase the rating of any flagged images, clear all flags and set a filter to only show the higher rated images, others though may want to just delete the images there and then, set a colour label or do something else.

Secondly, and something which could be really useful when reviewing photos you have taken using burst-mode in which there are many consecutive ones of the same subject would be to have Lightroom identify and group photos which seem to be essentially the same so instead of having a thousand photos all together, you maybe have fifty or so groups representing fifty images you sought to capture. I could then easily see what my options were and then drill down into a group I liked and pick out which individual image I liked best.

A final area where I think a bit of automation could help would be if you also had an option to highlight those images which LR thinks are sharp and well-exposed. Of course it would be down to you to decide whether or not this is right but it could help you narrow in on the best photo from the group a lot quicker.
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Will McAllister

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