Workflow re Sorting Variants

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Workflow re Sorting Variants

Postby Alan5 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:49 am

I had a shoot recently where I had to provide a color and a b/w image of the same files.
I adjusted everything the way I liked it for the color versions, then made (clone) variants for the b/w and adjusted them again the way I liked. In doing this I wasn't able to sort the files into two groups (originals and variants) I tried dragging the variants into a new folder but that carried the originals with them.... The problem was I had to individually select every second file when I went to process them, or when I went to change the file name (adding "bw" to the filename, since the variants have the same file name as the originals...).
What's the best way around this?
Thanks for all suggestions,

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Re: Workflow re Sorting Variants

Postby Jim_DK » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:46 am

Variants follow the original - there is no way to split them.

Best way to handle the scenario you have is:
Mark the first variants with a color tag,
then duplicate,
Edit>Select by color tag> none,
mark with new color tag

Now first variants are red, second are yellow (for example)

Now you can Edit>select by color tag >"selectcolor" to work on 1st or 2nd variants
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Re: Workflow re Sorting Variants

Postby Daniel1111 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:52 pm

Thanks for the tip. I've struggled with this as well.
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Re: Workflow re Sorting Variants

Postby Alan5 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:50 pm

James,
Thanks, this is useful...
Mark the first variants with a color tag,
then duplicate,
Edit>Select by color tag> none,
mark with new color tag

Now first variants are red, second are yellow (for example)

but say I had 45 images, I would still have to individually select all 45 to color tag them; obviously after that (processing, sorting, file naming) it's easier.
How about a "sort by variant" for future releases?
Thanks,

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Re: Workflow re Sorting Variants

Postby Paul_Steunebrink » Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:12 pm

Alan5 wrote:..., I would still have to individually select all 45 to color tag them

No, you don't have to. You select all 45 and color tag them in one stroke. Next, you create the variants. They will not have the color tag, even if you choose Clone Variant (which copies all settings) option.
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Re: Workflow re Sorting Variants

Postby Alan5 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:53 pm

Great,
Thanks.

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Re: Workflow re Sorting Variants

Postby Alan5 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:46 pm

oops...
actually this doesn't work on C1 v6. Variants are stored with the original, they can't be sorted by color. If you do sort by color, it sorts the primary version only, the "variants" are with the originals no matter what color tag is on them.....
(Very annoying!)
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Re: Workflow re Sorting Variants

Postby Paul_Steunebrink » Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:33 pm

Variants:
sorted by color tag: no,
selected by color tag: yes.
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Re: Workflow re Sorting Variants

Postby Alan5 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:17 pm

OK, sorry.
I didn't realise how the "select by" function worked; I assumed the "sort by" function was the key to this.

Thanks for your help.

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