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We'll look at color labels and star ratings.

Color Labels

A color label is when the preview image is outlined with a color.

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You can use the colors to convey the state of the photograph, such as:

Red

To be edited

Yellow

Editing not done

Green

Ready to print

Blue

Black-and-white version

The color labels make it easy to spot these photographs.

Your photographs can be sorted by the color label, too.

For example, let's say you use red to denote photographs that you want to edit.

Do the following.

1) In the Library module, select the previews that you want to edit.

2) Press 6 on your keyboard.

The previews now have red borders.

3) Open the Sort menu below the previews.

4) Select Label Color.

The red-labeled photographs go to the top of the previews, for easy access.

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Here are the number-key shortcuts to make color labels.

Purple is only available by right clicking on a preview, and selecting Set Color Label.

Red

6

Yellow

7

Green

8

Blue

9

Purple

None

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Star Ratings

Don't Bother

This writer recommends that you don't spend time rating your photographs with stars.

That's because you've already rated them.

You've sorted them into white- and black-flagged photographs.

Then, you applied red color labels to the photographs you want to edit.

That's probably enough rating.

Five star ratings can be useful, however.

Five Star Photographs

You can display your best photographs with one click.

Give your best photographs a five-star rating.

Place your cursor on the first black dot below the preview, click and hold, and drag to the right.

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Five stars appear.

On the right side of your screen, open the Collections panel.

Then, open the Smart Collections tab.

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Click Five Stars.

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All of your best photographs appear.