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Author Topic: QU workflow suggestions- My take  (Read 4506 times)
nbagno
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« on: August 01, 2010, 04:53:37 PM »

Many people such as me need to work on hundreds of photos from a shoot. Because of this I am having a hard time working out a good work flow. Here are some of my initial thoughts on how I would like to use QU. My goal here is to try and use the raw processing capabilities of QU in a work flow that works for me.  Here are some of my initial thoughts as I sit down here at my desk and try to work this out.

•   Import function
            o    Why import photos that you don't need? How about the ability to see the photos and select/deselect the photos I want to import? (Not a deal breaker, I can always delete them once imported).
            o    Import operation to develop then send to a folder as a .tiff.



•   Rating pictures
            o    I want to rate my photos during the first pass to start to filter down the images to the ones I want to work on.
            o   Thumbnails are too small. I need to view a larger image in order to weed them out.
            o   Need to be able to use the arrow keys to flip through the images.
            o   Need to be able to use the key pad to rate the images (1-5)

•   Refine raw image
            o   (Wait, my camera does not have a custom profile available. Need to purchase a color target, send to Mike??
            o    Make necessary adjustments if needed.

•   Sending to external.
            o   This is a must for the kind of photography I do.
            o   How about the option to right click on a thumbnail that has already been raw refined then the ability to send to an external editor as a .tiff or other file format? I know there is the option to send to external editor, but I don’t want to send the raw file and I don’t want to go through the extra steps to double click on the raw, save as, create a new folder then save open the external editor select the folder and open.

•   External editor
            o   Next steps would to work on the images in my external editor.
            o   Most likely, when finished I would save to a folder in the existing structure I imported to via QU and save it as adjusted, filtered or something similar.

•   Printing
            o   I have Qimage Studio so this should not be an issue. I would navigate to the filtered folder and print from there.
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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2010, 07:05:20 AM »

To save importing photos you don't want you could use something like Faststone viewer and have a quick look and delete or transfer the unwanted shots to a delete folder.

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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2010, 07:20:09 AM »

Also you can let FP or Ultimate develop the images to Web size or whatever jpegs and use that to review and delete as necessary all from within Ultimate, you could rate them at the same time.

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