Once your collection of images reaches a certain size, you will nearly always need to view only a part of your collection: for example, your last shoot, images for a particular customer, vacation 2008, or images that you have rated with two or more stars. We use metadata to set these limits – or better put, to make these choices. A View has two basic components:

  • The basic collection that we are looking in (e.g., our last shoot or Wedding_2009)

  • One or more filter criteria, such as a period of time, images shot using a particular camera, or IPTC keywords

Selecting images is like putting the basic collection through a filter based on our choices, and that is exactly what Adobe calls its selection tool. Filters can be more or less complex, depending ...

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