5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 1, 2011 1:50 PM by frmrt
frmrt Level 1 (10 points)
Is there a way to assign more than one color label to an image? I suppose I could use a third color to signify what "color 1" and "color 2" together mean, but that's a bit confusing...

Thank you,

Mac Book Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • pvonk Level 6 (13,722 points)
    Only one color.
  • pilotguy74 Level 1 (10 points)
    Unfortunately, no.

    Colour labels are like ratings, you can't have a photo rated 2 stars and 5 stars at the same time. Likewise, a photo cannot be labelled with two different colours.

    Have you tried the "flag" function to replace one of the colours?
  • frmrt Level 1 (10 points)
    That's an idea.

    Thanks, folks.

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 (12,510 points)
    Keywords are a much better idea. The "flag" flag is best used for ad-hoc culls, not permanent ones. The built-in Flagged album is great place to corral Versions you want to stamp/export/Albumify/etc. all at once.

    I have put in the feature request that multiple color-labels be allowed per version. I have found no sets of attributes for which I can use 8 one-and-only-one labels.
  • frmrt Level 1 (10 points)
    Yeah, I use keywords extensively, and absolutely understand their value, as you highlight, but find that colored labels are more convenient for certain things. For example, I can very quickly mark (with the labels keyboard shortcuts) images without opening the Inspector and typing in keywords, and subsequently find images without creating a smart album, simply through their color "halos". (It's a "dumbed-down" process, to be sure, but it works when you're feeling lazy!)

    Thank you for the response, and for submitting the request for multiple color labels.