Today I was going through your website for basically reducing the time made over doing the culling process in the Lightroom and found your website.

Basically, we work on wedding images where we are doing a regular culling process and do the selection of around 60-70% good pose by bride and groom and also avoid repeat same kind of photos.

Please confirm if I can achieve something like this with the help of any plugin or technology.

Thank you.

  • Hi Azim and welcome to Photo.se! Could you indicate what you've tried so far? Did you search Google? Did you search this site? Did you find something which is similar to what you want? And what exactly do you want to achieve? Are you looking for some plugin that can automatically cull "bad" images? If so, how do you want it to know what is good and bad? Please edit your question to include details and your own research. – Saaru Lindestøkke Jun 1 '19 at 13:10
  • Relevant: photo.stackexchange.com/q/76388/9161 – Saaru Lindestøkke Jun 1 '19 at 13:12

You do not need plugin for this purpose. Moreover current level of software/AI is not enough to "say" which image is good which is bad.
The method I use is sample and quite strait. You select Survey mode: View->Survey or press N. Then Photo->Auto Advance to make LR switch to the next image when you rate current one. And use numbers from 1 to 5 to rate (usual values are 1 for "bad", 5 for "very good". After this create smart collection which will include all images with rate 3 or more (for example).

Et voila, you have all selected/good images in one collection.

  • Control + A, Delete? A is for Auto. – xiota Jun 1 '19 at 15:50
  • @xiota, I am sorry, I do not get it. Also if you are in smart collection LR do not permit deletion. – Romeo Ninov Jun 1 '19 at 15:55
  • Easiest "automatic" culling is delete everything. (Specificity of the operation would be expected to be good because majority of images most people produce are not good.) I don't use LR, and this inability to delete seems like a major flaw. – xiota Jun 1 '19 at 15:57
  • @xiota, only if you are in smart collection. When you go to any other "view" you are free to remove (from LR) or delete (from disk and LR) – Romeo Ninov Jun 1 '19 at 16:01

I use a plain image viewer (Gwenview) with four keyboard shortcuts defined on four horizontally aligned keys on my keyboard. These are Previous/Next/100% zoom/Delete. Delete automatically goes to the next picture. In normal operation index/middle/ring fingers rest on the Next/100% zoom/Delete.

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