I talked about how we can use the View Modes in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom’s Library Module to carefully evaluate one image versus another in the last lesson. I mention tools like the Compare View, or the Survey View, again in this tutorial but this one is all about speeding up your initial sorting process. This lesson focuses on how we can use the Pick and Reject Flags, and the Auto Advance Mode, in Lightroom Classic to dramatically speed up our first pass through a block of new images.
The Pick and Reject Flags, and Auto Advance Mode, are wonderful tools but there is a time and a place for them. These are features that I use often but you need to understand when to turn these tools on and when to turn them off again.
The Pick and Reject Flags, and the Auto Advance Mode, are a tremendous help during that initial sort through a batch of new images but don’t forget to use to other features like the Stars or Colored Labels to mark your favorite images. Never forget that the Pick and Reject Flags are not Metadata and that these markings cannot be saved into your file’s XMP Metadata notation block.