Sorting the wheat from the chaff

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When I return triumphantly from a shoot I always run excitedly up to the office and begin downloading the photos. The first step in my process is to download everything and then sort them into bins depending on what I plan to do with them. Here’s my system:


Unfortunately, here are the usual contents of the “Perfect” folder:


Sigh. There’s always tomorrow, I suppose.

John Watson

John is the original founder of Photodoto, but after running it for 4 years he had to focus on different things. If you're interested in what John has been up to recently, you can check is personal blog or browse his photo blog.
  • Landon Whitsitt

    That’s what my “perfect” folder loks like as well.

    (Is that Kubuntu I spy? Bravo, my good man!)

  • Michelle

    That’s brilliant and I completely understand.

  • guynameddave

    funny. i’m using lightroom these days and the star system. first i add 1-to-2 stars for photos i think i might keep. then i re-review and add more stars. then re-re-review and take stars away. then… you get the pic.

  • Todd

    I don’t even bother having a perfect folder. It would have to have some false perfects as a place holder.

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  • L

    This is exactly how it is…awesome!