Use the number keys to apply ratings
In my workflow, I edit folders of photos to determine the best ones. I start with one star, then filter so I am only seeing those with one star, then two stars, and so on. This way, within a relatively short period of time, I can narrow down the photos to just my favorite ones.
With one or more photos selected, it’s easy to apply and change ratings using the number keys on your keyboard. Simply press 1 for one star, 2 for two stars, etc. Pressing 0 (zero) removes the rating from the photo(s).
Use the arrow keys to move between images in the grid or filmstrip. With your right hand on the arrow keys, and your left hand on the numbers across the top of the keyboard, you can really fly through your rating process.
More about this is in my new book .
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