Ranking guide for Lightroom

Rate your photos as such:


Stars Rank Note
***** BEST Reserved for the best photos ever taken
**** GREAT Turned out better than expected
*** NORMAL A standard shot that turned out as expected
** MEH Didn’t turn out as well as expected (maybe keep it though)
* CRAP Shot didn’t work out / sucks… delete me


Stars Note
Picked Shareable with the client
Unflagged An extra shot, not bad or good, just not worth sharing with the client
Rejected Should be deleted (out of focus, bad shot, etc.)

The Benefits

If you follow this guide, in the future you will be able to:

  • Quickly access the your best photos of all time, or just the better photos.
  • Filter by 1 or 2 stars and delete photos to regain space.
  • Filter by 2 stars and convert to lossy DNG, saving space.
Ryan Anstey
Creative Technologist