Organise your photos
George Cairns explains how filters can help you find favourite images faster
To make the most of Capture NX-D’s Filter tools you’ll need to spend time adding labels and ratings to your photos. The best time to do this is just after you’ve imported them after returning from a shoot or holiday. As you cycle through the images you can add star ratings, and by giving your best shots a higher rating and leaving rejects with one or even no stars, you can begin a quality-control process that will be useful at the filtering stage.
Beyond the stars
You can also colour-code your pictures, and assign numerical labels to them. You may decide that a label with a higher number indicates a perfect shot, while labels with lower values suggest shots that need processing. Or you could label a print-ready shot green and a reject red, for example. Alternatively you could assign labels based on a particular location – it’s up to you how you use this versatile system.
Once you’ve labelled or rated a folder’s contents you can use Capture NX-D’s filtering tools to display thumbnails that match certain criteria. You can filter by rating, label or even metadata – for example, you can find shots from a specific camera, or images captured using a certain shutter speed.