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Alright, so we talked a little bit about how to rate your images in slide show mode, but now let's take a look at how to sort rate and rotate those images here inside of the Bridge itself. So, what I am going to do is, is I am going to ungroup this stack that we have created. I am going to do that simply by coming up to the Stacks menu, I am going to choose Ungroup from Stack or you could use Ctrl+Shift+G or on the Mac Command+Shift+G in order to ungroup those images and we have the ability now to just select one image at a time simply by clicking on it right here in the Content window.
Now, you will notice here that this image automatically has the five star rating that we applied to it while we were in slide show mode, but if you wanted to change that, all you have to do is hold down the Ctrl or the Command key and hit whatever number corresponded to that particular star rating you wanted to give that image. So for instance, if you think this is like a four star image, you could hit Ctrl+4 and it would automatically change that star rating to a four star rating. The same is true for all the rest of these images. Let's say that you thought this was a four star image as well, go ahead and hit Ctrl+4 again and you would go ahead and add that four star rating to these.
Now, what is the point of rating images? Well, rating images is a great way to see exactly the top notch photographs that you have from a particular shoot and then it's also a great way in my opinion to narrow down to what images you are going to use for a particular project. So, let's say that you have several images of the same model and you are considering them for a magazine cover or something like that. You could start out rating them and you could choose to see only the five star images once you are done rating them and you can dwindle those down and rate those again and then dwindle those down and rate those again. And what that's going to do is just help you get through and filter through all of your results until you get the absolute best image from the pack.
So, if you want to start filtering these, the easiest way to do that is by using Photoshop's new Filtering Pane. That's over here on the left hand side and you will see here that we have the ability to sort. Let's see here, if we want to see all of the ones with no rating. All I did was click right beside the words No Rating, as you see here there is nine files that have no rating. Now, if I wanted to see all of the ones with four star ratings, I could simply click the turn off the No Rating and then click to turn on the Four Star rating, so there is all the photographs that have four star ratings. Now, so click once to turn that filter on, click once to turn it off and when you have no filtering type selected then you can see all of your images here.
Let's go ahead now. We will take a look at some of the other ways you can filter your images here inside of Bridge. I am going to shrink down the Metadata pane, just so we have a little bit more room to view this here. Let's take a look at some of these. You can sort by file type here, so let's see we want to see all the JPEG files for instance, there is 10 JPEG files in this particular folder of images or we want to see all the Photoshop documents. There is a native Photoshop document right there or we want to see only the TIF images, there is the TIF by itself right there in the content window. If you wanted to preview these images, of course, simply click on them in the Content window to bring them up in the preview pane there and you will be able to view those images at your full magnification.
Now, you can also sort by keywords and we don't have any keywords assigned to these images, but we are going to fix that in just a moment, I am going to show you how to add keywords to these images. So, we will go ahead and uncheck that for right now because as I said we don't have any keywords so there is no sense in filtering by those. We can also sort by day created like today or we can sort by day created such as 04/28/2007. Any date which you want to see here just click beside that date and if you don't want to see that particular date go ahead and click beside it to turn it off. As I said, click once to turn it on, click once to turn to off, very simple to do.
Now, let's go ahead and scroll down here and we'll take a look at some of the better options that I really enjoy here in Filtering pane. You have the ability to sort now by Landscape and Portrait Orientation. So if you want to see only the photographs with the portrait orientation, you click on Portrait. If you want to see only the Landscape orientated photographs, go ahead and click on Landscape or you can see all of the square photographs as well, things that come close to being even on all four sides. So, there are two files of that particular aspect ratio here inside of this particular folder of images.
Now, how I am getting all of these numbers that I am throwing out. You notice, I say, well, there is nine types of this file, there is one type of this file. You will notice that here on the right hand side that there is little numbers out here that indicate exactly how many images of whatever particular filter parameter there are in a particular set of images. So for instance, right now you can see I have two square images, one portrait image and nine landscaped images.
So, this is just another way to adding in here to help you get better organized and for you to sort through all of these photographs a little bit easier and gain access to the exact photo that you are looking for. I am going to go ahead now, turn off that filtering so we see all the rest of them there and you can also sort, this is probably my favorite, the ability to sort by aspect ratio. So, if you wanted to see a one to one ratio which is pretty much square or if you wanted to see two to three, three to four, or four to five.
So, the ability to sort by aspect ratio and orientation are two of the most important things in my opinion because if I am looking for a particular shot, a lot of times the difference between portrait and landscape is exactly what I am looking for. So, if I have a particular shot of a model that I shot portrait, a lot times I will be looking for the landscape photograph and it's very easy to sort through those simply by clicking on these filter parameters here on the left hand side.
Now, you can also sort by ISO speed ratings. You can Copyright Information which is probably the most useful for those of you who are photo editors and are fielding multiple images from several different photographers. If we had Copyright notices assigned to any number of these photographs here, we can simply click on the Copyright Notice of that particular photograph and see only the photos that were done by that specific photographer.
So, that's an amazing thing in and of itself to be able to see only the images from one particular photographer. If you happen to be fielding all of these different images, from all these different photographers, like if you are a news editor, a magazine publisher or anybody like that, this is a tool that is really going to save you some time. I am going to go ahead and I am going to resize the Metadata pane up a little bit and we'll go ahead now and we'll take a look at the Keywords panel here on the left hand side as well.
So, let's go ahead now and we'll show you exactly how to go ahead and assign some keywords to this. For instance, if I want to assign keywords to all of the flower images here in this particular set of images, let's go ahead and select a few of them now, I will go ahead and Shift+Click to select these images here and we are going to add a new keyword set first of all. So I am going to come down here and click on this little folder icon, it says Create New Keyword Set and when I do that, I can just call this Flowers and go ahead then and hit Enter or Return to commit to that change and now I have that new set created in there and now what I want to do is start creating individual keywords here. So, I'll go ahead and create a new keyword here and I'll say Flowers and so that's just going