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Quick colour labels

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Mandi B Calculating status...
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Apr 24, 2013 11:23 PM



Does anyone know if there is a quick way of assigning colour labels OTHER than COMMAND-1 etc?  I like to put my keyboard right out of the way and work with a wacom tablet, but if I want to use keyboard shortcuts, I have to keep reaching for the keyboard... obviously.  There's going via the Metadata, but it would be nice to be able to customise a tool somewhere that would just be one click.



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  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,350 points)
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    Apr 24, 2013 11:33 PM (in response to Mandi B)

    There is also the drop-down in the Info panel - just click the color label to reveal it:

    Screen Shot 2013-04-25 at 08.31.38.PNG




  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,550 points)
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    Apr 25, 2013 5:20 AM (in response to Mandi B)

    Hi Mandi,


    Which tablet?  The Radial Menus for the Wacom Intuos4 (and 5, iirc) are slick.  I have one set for Color Labels.  (Not on my editing machine -- can't show a screenshot right now.)  Recommended.


    In addition to the drop-down Léonie mentions, you can use the Context-Sensitive menu (right-click, which can {and, imho, should} be bound to a pen button or a tablet button), and you can add the Metadata Field "Label" to your standard Metadata View (also recommended, as it is a single-click rather than two, which not only saves some time (trivial, imho) but is much less likely to produce an error (not trivial).


    Also (heh - ) I am right-handed, and so I keep my Inspector to the right of the Browser/Viewer.  This keeps me from having to cross my hand over the tablet to use the Inspector.





  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,550 points)
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    Apr 25, 2013 7:32 PM (in response to Mandi B)

    Not at all .  A pain is having to replace the motherboard twice in a week.  A small challenge is trying to answer without access to Aperture or most of my usual tools.


    This is the best I can do right now:



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