2.2.3. Star ratings and color labels

Star ratings and color labels help you to select and rank images according to your own criteria. An image's star rating and its color labels are displayed in the thumbnail.

You can give a rating from zero to five stars to an image. The quality criteria which lead to a rating are fully up to you. On import each image receives a standard rating which you can define in core options (see Section 6.2, “Core options”). You can later revise the rating at any time. As an extension to the rating system you can also mark an image as rejected by pressing the icon.

There are several ways to change a rating. With the mouse pointer over an image you can press a number key 0 – 5 to change the rating of a single image; this is probably the fastest way when rating your images on first inspection of a film roll.

You can also directly click into the stars displayed in the thumbnails. For example you click the second star to get a rating of two stars etc. Clicking on the first star gives a one star rating, clicking on it a second time resets to zero stars.

In order to rate multiple images at once you select those images (see Section 2.3.5, “Select”) and then set the desired star rating in the bottom panel of the lighttable view.

Color labels are an option to mark images which can be used as an alternative or in addition to star ratings. Each image can carry any combination of color labels in red, yellow, green, blue, and purple.

The color labels of a single image can be set or unset with the mouse pointer over the thumbnail by pressing the function keys F1 – F5 for the labels in the order given above.

To toggle the color labels of multiple images you select the desired images (see Section 2.3.5, “Select”) and then press the corresponding color button in the bottom panel. In order to remove all labels from the selected images press the grey button.