Posted by Justin Benson
Updated: July 10, 2023

Understanding Filters in Aftershoot

Aftershoot is a Premier Photo Culling Software

When you’re photographing anything, you’re looking to tell a story. It doesn’t matter if it’s a wedding, portrait session, racecars, or newborns; your job as a photographer is to show the viewer the story. Culling your images down to the most impactful is the best way to do this.

What Aftershoot does for photographers is to help narrow down the possibilities of those most impactful images. This automated culling is a game-changer for photographers! Instead of looking through hundreds or thousands of images one by one, Aftershoot uses the power of Ai to choose the best photos based on the parameters you set.

This is where Aftershoot comes in. It will cull photos for you, choosing the best images quickly so you can get your time culling photos back!

Also Read: Culling Photos Quickly With Aftershoot

In this video, Justin will show you how to use the Quick Features functions to help you navigate through your cull.

Quick filters are a great way to view all the images that Aftershoot culls for you in one tidy place.

Quick Filters

All: All the photos from the import are grouped here.

Selected: These are the photos that Aftershoot has identified as the best photos. This is your cull!

Sneak Peeks: Aftershoot uses an algorithm that monitors popular photos shared on social media and looks for similar images as it culls. This makes it very quick to identify those “best of the best” showstopper images to share on social media. Photos in your sneak peek category are also in your selected filter.

The following two categories are essential for you to review. There may be photos that Aftershoot has excluded that you want to retain because of the creative decisions you made shooting. There is not another image like it that Aftershoot has chosen instead.

Blurred: These images have no similar image that is selected, are not a part of a duplicate set, and appear blurred. These one-off images don’t appear anywhere within your selected images. If Aftershoot selects a photo you do not want to be excluded, you can quickly add it by hitting the A key.

Closed Eyes: Similar to Blurred, these images are one-off, have no similar image that Aftershoot has selected, and the subjects appear to have closed eyes. If Aftershoot selects a photo you do not want to be excluded, you can quickly add it by hitting the A key.

Other Filters

Duplicates: One of Aftershoots coolest features is that you can view your duplicate images in the lower right-hand corner of your cull. In grid view, if you see a number with a plus in the upper right-hand corner, that’s the number of duplicate images that Aftershoot has identified. Click on that number, and it will show you similar images on the right-hand side of your screen to review.

Warnings: Images selected here are included in your selections and are not one-offs. In this section, Aftershoot has identified problems with the grouping, such as focus issues or blur issues. This can be helpful to help you identify problems with your gear or with the settings you chose when shooting.

If you are shooting a specific way as a creative choice (such as dragging the shutter), then adding the images back in using the A key tells Aftershoot to include more of these images in the future.

Advanced Filters

On the upper right side of your screen, you’ll see the advanced filters icon, which looks like a funnel.

This will allow you to see different categories.

  • File type
  • Camera Name
  • Camera Model
  • Camera Serial
  • Lense Model
  • Lense Serial
  • Image Filters
  • Filter by Orientation (portrait or landscape)

These filters can be handy if you use different cameras on a shoot or have multiple photographers shooting one event. It can also be helpful to identify problems with your gear.

For example, Justin shares the story of how an element went bad in a lens at a shoot. Knowing that any image taken after the element fell out would be blurred, Justin used the lens model feature to find the unusable images and delete them quickly.

Filter Photos

You can also sort images by:

  • Capture time
  • Ascending
  • Descending
  • File Name

You can also go into Filter Photos and then the All setting and choose filter images, which can help you quickly identify groupings of photos you’ve assigned colors or numbers to.

World-Class Support For Photographers

If you need help using AfterShoot, we’ve got you covered with world-class support right in the app! Simply click the speech bubble on the lower right side, and a live human will help you with your questions or problems as soon as possible.

Ready to claim your 14-day trial with AfterShoot? Join thousnds of photographers who use AfterShoot, a revolutionary culling system that will speed up your workflow!

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