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raw file workflow/interface question

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Hi again,

When i work with raw file, i usually open a lot of file, to choose the best photo to edit, this part of the process of developing raw is actually very painful in affinity photo (or i don't use it the way it should be used).

If you open multiple (let say 50 photos from a shoot) raw files, each one is a different document in the develop persona, and if you choose to not use 40 of them, you need to close each file with TWO actions, "canceling" the develop persona and confirming it. When you edit a lot of photos it's really annoying.

I understand that the develop persona is not a catalog software like capture one, darktable or Lightroom but if i open multiple raw file in camera raw (photoshop) it's not a catalog too, but i have a film strip that can help me scroll and reject photo easily and i don't need multiple action to close a photo.

Am i using the develop persona wrong ? any way to quickly close without multiple action a photo in develop persona ?

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Kind of yes for answer, AP is not a DAM and you have some few options to help with culling your images. 

With some search on this forum you can come to fastrawviewer or camera bits or you can even use bridge from adobe to be way faster than opening them all one by one in AP, there is also other program too! They go from free to expensive, yours to choose what fit your workflow.

https://www.fastrawviewer.com/about-and-features

https://home.camerabits.com/

 

 

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I have Windows setup so that Windows File Explorer can show the RAW thumbnails, and I use that for first pass sorting. Then I use Affinity Photo to examine the smaller number of photos that are really of interest for that session. Or Fast Raw Viewer if I need more detail than Windows File Explorer can show.

Definitely I would not try to load a large number of raw files into Affinity Photo at one time.


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