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Ge­orge Cairns ex­plains how to find files quickly us­ing fil­ters and rat­ings

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free app (View NX-i) en­ables us to trans­fer im­ages from an at­tached Nikon cam­era into chrono­log­i­cally la­belled fold­ers in our com­puter’s Pic­tures direc­tory. As we have to rely on our mem­o­ries of when a par­tic­u­lar pic­ture was cap­tured, most of us find our­selves flick­ing through fold­ers in search of a shot at some point. For­tu­nately, we can sort the wheat from the pho­to­graphic chaff us­ing Cap­ture NX-D’s Rat­ings, La­bels and Fil­ters tools.

Fab­u­lous fil­ters

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, as this is when you’ll first pe­ruse your pic­tures on a big screen. As you cy­cle through the im­ages you can add star rat­ings, and by giv­ing favourite shots a higher rat­ing and leav­ing re­jects with no stars at all, you can be­gin a qual­ity-con­trol process that will be use­ful at the fil­ter­ing stage. You can also colour-code pho­tos and as­sign a nu­mer­i­cal la­bel to them.

Once you’ve la­belled or rated pho­tos you can use Cap­ture NX-D’s fil­ter­ing tools to dis­play thumb­nails that match cer­tain cri­te­ria. You can even find shots from spe­cific Nikon mod­els or im­ages cap­tured us­ing a cer­tain shut­ter speed, for ex­am­ple.

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