star ratings & color labels
Star ratings and color labels help you to sort and rank images according to your own criteria. An image’s star rating and its color labels can be displayed over thumbnails in the lighttable view and filmstrip module.
You can give an image a rating from zero to five stars. The quality criteria which lead to a rating are up to you. Whenever you import images, each image receives a default rating which you can define in preferences > import. You can also mark an image as “rejected”.
There are several ways to change a rating. While hovering the cursor over an image thumbnail, you can press a number key 0 – 5 to define the number of stars, or press R to “reject” an image. This is probably the fastest way to rate your images on first inspection of a film roll.
You can also directly click on the star icons that are overlayed on the thumbnails. Click the x to reject.
As Rejecting an image removes the currently-applied star rating, you can undo the rejection by clicking x or pressing R again.
Similarly you can click the first star for a second time to reset the image rating to unranked, or zero stars. This behavior can be changed in preferences > lighttable.
To rate multiple images at once, select those images in the lighttable or filmstrip and then press the appropriate shortcut key, or click the desired star rating in the bottom panel of the lighttable view.
Color labels are another way to classify images, and can be used as an alternative to star ratings or work alongside star ratings. Each image can carry any combination of one or more color labels in red, yellow, green, blue, and purple.
You can set the color labels for a single image by hovering your cursor over the thumbnail and pressing the function keys F1 – F5, which correspond with the labels in the order given above.
To toggle the color labels of one or more images, select the desired images in the lighttable or filmstrip and then press the appropriate shortcut key or click the corresponding color button in the bottom panel. To remove all labels from the selected images, press the grey button.