If one looks at many sites/tutorials/books etc. about how to work with Pick, Reject and 1-5 Rating System, will find a more or less common strategy:
- Select the 'good' ones with Pick
- Select the 'bad' ones with Reject
...and after that refine the process by deleting the Rejected ones, adding Stars to the Pick group. Of course, there are variants to this - but I won't go in detail.
The actual program implementation (see Lightroom and others) is that one can have both Pick/Rejected at the same time with Star Rating.
I think that's much better to have the Pick/Rejected cleared automatically when one rates the image and, also, when one marks the photo with Pick/Reject will clear the Rating.
Hence the well-known 5 Star System will became 7 "item" system:
- 5 Stars
- 4 Stars
- 3 Stars
- 2 Stars
- 1 Star
...rather than having two parallel lines: one for 5 stars and one for Pick/Reject
Of course, for selecting photos for other means there are 'Add to Quick Collection', Tag boxes, Color Labels etc. I don't think that it is good to mix things.
Do you think that this is a better alternative?
What disadvantages and advantages do you see?