Find Your Best Shots in Lightroom Classic

Displaying 1 Star Master Photos

Before you can make a Collection of your best images in Lightroom Classic, you need a way to designate your favorites and then find them in a catalog of thousands of pictures. You can add 1 to 5 stars to identify your best photos by selecting an image and then typing any number key from 1 to 5. Traditionally, five stars designate the very best images. I typically perform this rating process after I've imported new pictures.

Then you can choose a folder of images as I did here or even all the photographs in your Lightroom Classic catalog. Using the Library module's Filter bar, select Attribute. Click on the number of stars you are using for your best frames. I used one star in this group. I also clicked the Master photo icon at the far right so I would not see any videos or virtual copies. Lightroom then quickly pulled up the two best photos from my folder of macro practice with flowers and a focusing rail. I can now easily add these photos to a Best of 2020 collection.

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