3.2.4 Flags (Pick/Reject)

In Photosmith, you may mark one or more photos with either a pick or reject flag.  Flags can be very useful when making an initial culling pass on newly imported photos, and is the preferred method of marking which photos will be deleted in both Photosmith and Lightroom.

Note: Photos unique to either the Photosmith or Lightroom catalog marked with the Reject Flag will still sync to the other side - the reject flag will not block or prevent a photo from being synced.

Managing Pending Deletes using the Reject Flag

By design, deletes don’t propagate during sync.  For example, deleting one or more photos in Photosmith will never cause the corresponding photo in Lightroom to be deleted. If a deleted photo is associated with a synced User Collection however, the deleted photo will be removed from the User Collection in Lightroom during the next sync.

Although we don’t sync deletes, managing photos you wish to delete is made easy by using the Reject Flag.

To help manage deleted photos in Lightroom and Photosmith, prior to deleting, first flag the photo or photos as Reject, then perform a sync with Lightroom.  Then, to "clean up" orphaned photos in both Lightroom and Photosmith, filter by the reject flag, and delete.

Allowing deletes to sync opens the door to very potentially destructive behavior - we prefer to play it safe.  By leveraging the Reject Flag, syncing, then periodically deleting all photos which are marked as Reject, everything is much more deliberate and safe.

For more information about deleting photos in Photosmith, please see Section 3.2.5.

Pick/Reject Flags and XMP Sidecar Files

It’s important to be aware that flags (pick and reject) are not part of the official XMP specification, and are not included when exporting XMP metadata files.  This is also the case when saving XMP metadata out of Lightroom, as well.

While this isn’t usually a deal-breaker for most workflows, it is an important consideration if you plan to use XMP metadata export to Dropbox (Section 3.5.1) or export XMP to iPad (Section 3.5.7) as part of your photography workflow.

3. Using the Photosmith for iPad App

  1. 3. Using the Photosmith App
  2. 3.1 Interface Overview
  3. 3.1.1 Grid View
  4. 3.1.2 Loupe View
  5. 3.1.3 Fullscreen View
  6. 3.2 QuickTag Bar
  7. 3.2.1 Photo Rotation
  8. 3.2.2 Color Labels
  9. 3.2.3 Star Ratings
  10. 3.2.4 Flags (Pick/Reject)
  11. 3.2.5 Deleting Photos in Photosmith
  12. 3.2.6 Deleting Many Photos at Once in Photos.app in iOS 7
  13. 3.3 Catalog Mode
  14. 3.3.1 Importing Photos into Photosmith
  15. Importing Photos into Photosmith from iPad Albums / Camera Roll
  16. Importing & Exporting Photos Using iTunes
  17. 3.3.2 Sync with Lightroom
  18. 3.3.3 Collections
  19. Photosmith Collections
  20. User Collections *
  21. 3.3.4 Activity Center
  22. 3.3.5 Filters Bar
  23. Filters
  24. Sort
  25. Smart Groups
  26. All, Invert, None
  27. 3.4 (Metadata) Tagging Mode
  28. 3.4.1 Adding & Editing Metadata in Tagging Mode
  29. 3.4.2 Adding, Editing & Deleting Keywords *
  30. 3.4.3 Adding, Editing & Deleting Metadata Presets *
  31. 3.5 Export Mode
  32. 3.5.1 Export to Dropbox *
  33. 3.5.2 Export to Facebook *
  34. 3.5.3 Export to Flickr *
  35. 3.5.4 Export to Email *
  36. 3.5.5 Export to iPad Album *
  37. 3.5.6 Export via PhotoCopy *
  38. 3.5.7 XMP Export *
  39. 3.6 Dashboard Mode, Photosmith Version, IP Address & Sync Port
  40. 3.6.1 Eye-Fi (Import Configuration) *
  41. Eye-Fi Mobi
  42. Eye-Fi X2
  43. 3.6.2 FTP Server (Import Configuration) *
  44. 3.6.3 Lightroom (Sync Configuration) *
  45. 3.6.4 Convert Links (Tools)
  46. 3.6.5 Maintenance (Tools) *
  47. 3.6.6 Diagnostics (Tools) *
  48. 3.6.7 Welcome Wizard (Help)
  49. 3.6.8 Knowledge Base (Help)
  50. 3.6.9 Ideas & Suggestions (Feedback)
  51. 3.6.10 Contact Us (Feedback)
  52. 3.6.11 Love Photosmith? (Feedback)