Judge Your Photos

The title of this chapter was originally “Rate Your Photos,” but that just wasn’t the right term. Rating implies something casual, like comparing pears to see which ones are the most ripe. Your photos are more important than that.

Instead, you need to be judgmental about your images. That means scrutinizing them with specific quality levels in mind. It’s easy enough to say one photo is okay and another isn’t so hot—but where does that leave you? With a lot of gray area. And in your mission to take control of your digital photos, you don’t want gray areas. You want to invoke specific actions that make working with your library better and easier.

Judging your photos achieves two goals. It sets up a practical workflow for later, ...

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