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Software to select best photos

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Oct 8, 2010
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Software to select best photos

Does anyone have any recommendations for any windows software that can quickly sort through 1000s of photos you took and help you pick the best ones?

It can get time consuming when you shoot a lot of burst photos and have to go through 10 to pick the best one etc. There must be a software to help make this process easy.

Thanks!
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Aug 1, 2010
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You can upload them to Google Photos if you don't mind the lower resolution.

Or use the software that Pros use to sort through photos

http://www.camerabits.com/
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You could try FastStone image viewer. It's quite popular, and handles RAW files. It's also free so if you don't find it adequate then nothing lost. I use it all the time to cull photos.

http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm
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There is something like that but is made for phones called EyeEm. It does the auto picking since it is similar to Instagram and wants to snoop around photos on your phone to encourage you to post the better ones.

However, heard they are still a bit random in their picking, like Google Photo and you have very little control over so chances are they will missed a lot.
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Also in search of a program that will automatically find the sharpest photo in a batch
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Lightroom still the best.
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thericyip wrote:
Sep 26th, 2018 8:11 am
Lightroom still the best.
Before Lightroom, it was Bridge for non-raw images.

Cheaper version there are ACDSee.

https://shuttermuse.com/best-digital-as ... -software/
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The best software for culling is a raw viewer like FastRawViewer. It's very fast (much faster than LIghtroom for batches of files). It allows for focus peaking which gets you to see how sharp an image is. It also allows quick shortcut ratings, etc...

It's a paid product, but crazy good. I use it as part of my wedding workflow, and so much butter for culling than Lightroom. My RAW files are 42 MP, and last wedding I had almost 2000 photos. I send them to LR once I have done my culling and ratings and do my edits from there.
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Feb 8, 2011
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Sorry to Hijack

I would like to organize my images but I have too many (40,000+) , I am starting to get familiar with Lightroom but it's slow

My plan is to organize based on ratings and colors plus removing the ones I don't need to reduce the number of images

I am not looking into editing but mostly organizing into sub folders etc. Is there something easier to work with or stick to Lightroom?
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Google's got the right idea with their new feature in the pixel 3 called top shot
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Lightroom is pretty slow. PhotoMechanic (CameraBits) is lot faster and you can batch rename, it’s a total time saver.

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