Using the Painter tool to quickly select a group of related images.

by George Mann

I have to confess that I'm not the most diligent user of keyword, so when I am looking for specific related images, I have to hunt through a number of folders that I know contain the images I am looking for and make a quick selection of the images I am interested in.

A few days ago I was looking for all the breakfast food images I have taken while visiting Siem Reap in the past couple of weeks, for my Bangkok to Angkor online trip report. Not having found a good use for the Painter tool yet, I decided to take a closer look at it and see if it could help me. The stars, flags, colors and other settings didn't seem to fit what I was looking for, but keywords seemed promising, I figured that as long as I select a unique new keyword for my image selections, this should work.

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To my surprise it was exactly what I was looking for. After spray painting the keyword "breakfast" on each image I was interested in, I was then able to select the "keyword" breakfast and all my breakfast images came up.

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Pretty simple really and basically eliminates the need for the Selections and Quick Selections tools for me.

The images in the trip report can be found here - Siem Reap Breakfasts

1 Comments

Jay
2007-08-03 16:19:43
FYI, I recently took a punt on buying the Controlled Vocabulary for LR. It's not cheap, but I have become quite a fan. Easy to add keywords on import, and I feel my slacek efforts in the area are now behind me