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Image Selection in the Client Response Gallery

Image Selection is one of the most valuable features of the Client Response Gallery. The setup for Image Selection is located toward the bottom of the Appearance control pane.

When enabled, several elements will be added to the gallery page …

On each image, a checkbox will appear in the top-right corner. In the image above, the red circle is a unselected image, and the green a selected image. These colors may be customized.

The status bar will always be visible in a fixed position at the top of the gallery. In this image, the status bar is the dark gray bar above the thumbnails. The status bar keeps a live count of the number of images selected on the page.

On the right side are three circular buttons – the image refinement buttons – and an envelope button.

From left-to-right, the image refinement buttons do the following:

  • Show all images.
  • Show selected images; dim unselected images (50% opacity).
  • Show selected images; hide unselected images.

The image refinement buttons allow the client to easily review their image selects before submission.

The envelope button will jump the client to the contact form at the bottom of the page, eliminating the need to scroll to the bottom.

Processing Client Selects

When a client submits selects, those selects will be delivered to your email address as a comma-separated list, looking something like this:

Images: mc_20121115_Cambodia_0193, mc_20121115_Cambodia_0226, mc_20121115_Cambodia_0231, mc_20121115_Cambodia_0242, mc_20121115_Cambodia_0344, mc_20121115_Cambodia_0360

Select-Count: 6

Name: Matthew

You may then very easily isolate the selected images in your Lightroom catalog by copy-and-pasting the list of file names –

mc_20121115_Cambodia_0193, mc_20121115_Cambodia_0226, mc_20121115_Cambodia_0231, mc_20121115_Cambodia_0242, mc_20121115_Cambodia_0344, mc_20121115_Cambodia_0360

– into Lightroom's Library filter:

There is no need to search for individual images!

Press the backslash key – '\' – to display the filter bar, then choose the Text filter. Set the filter as:

Test | Filename | Contains | ( paste list of file names from email)

You may then mark the selects with a color label, star ratings, or save them as a collection for further processing.

Image Select and Refinement on Mobile

The image selection and refinement features are even available on mobile devices such as iPhones, iPads and Androids:

crg_image_selection.txt · Last modified: 2013/03/18 09:22 by admin