Dear kind folks in the forum,
Quick question regarding how Portfolio handles embedded ratings in images.
I’m in the awkward position of asking a potentially stupid question here, because I haven’t actually gotten my hands on Portfolio Server at all… I’m writing you from West Africa, spending a few months working with an organization that uses Portfolio Server back in the states.
I’m used to working with the zero to five star ratings assigned using programs like Adobe Bridge or Lightroom, Photo Mechanic etc. And from what I’ve seen online, it would seem that Portfolio can recognize these ratings on import (right?)
My question is this: if you’ve got a large library of images with embedded ratings, how easy is it to filter by the ratings? How responsive is the filtering / searching with larger image sets over the web? The folks I’m working with don’t seem to be using this feature at all, but I think it might be very helpful to them in managing the large library of images that they’re building up.
When I work with Lightroom, if I pull in a few thousand images that have had ratings embedded by Bridge or some other program, they automatically get read, and then I can filter those images at the touch of a button. I may have just imported 20,000 images, but by filtering for one star and higher, I may then see just 2000 images. Two stars and higher gives me just 200. Three stars and higher gives me just 20, making a larger batch of images a bit easier to sort through, while maintaining other images in the background in case they might be needed in the future.
Does it work like this in Portfolio? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.