Beginner Tip Series: Rating Photos
This is a series of new-to-Aperture observations and tips conceived by Stephen Guy, the new assistant here at ApertureExpert and PhotoJoseph’s studio. These are things that as a Lightroom user, Stephen found particularly interesting, compelling, or otherwise noteworthy. These aren’t necessarily in-depth tips, however they are designed to highlight interesting features, and encourage you to explore and learn more about them.
Rating is a very simple process that can help immensely when sorting through a large collection of pictures. Simply tap the 1-5 keys on your keyboard to give a rating of 1-5 stars.
Once you’ve rated your better shots (for example at three stars) you can use the drop-down search bar to only show pictures rated at three or more stars, or only show unrated pictures to go back through and check for any pictures you might have missed.
It’s always a good idea to make a second run through looking at all of your pictures. You can make adjustments at any time with the + and - key, raising and lowering their rating as you go.