Culling a large set of raw photos can take a particularly long time as you wait for Lightroom to render previews for all the images, but luckily, there's a faster way to do it. This quick video will introduce you to programs dedicated to exactly this task.
Coming to you from David Bergman of Adorama TV, this great video talks about dedicated image ingestion programs and how they can make a big difference in the amount of time you spend culling images. The problem comes when you have to wait for Lightroom or your image-cataloging program of choice to generate previews from all your raw files into actual images that can be displayed. Dedicated ingestion programs like Photo Mechanic are designed to alleviate this exact issue, offering you lightning-fast previews and basic abilities like ratings, tags, and adding metadata. This allows you to make your selections before you bring them into a program like Lightroom, drastically cutting down on the number of files for which the program has to generate previews and saving you lots of time. If you're someone like a wedding photographer who comes home with thousands of raw files, such a program is invaluable. Check out the video above for more!
Lead image by Bruce Mars, used under Creative Commons.