You can assign color tags to your files to make it easier e.g. to visually distinguish between them, to let them sort by its color tag or track an own workflow.
You can do this by selecting from 9 pre-defined colors. The labels of the colors are named by default after each color name. You can change these color labels according to your specifications .
You can also create more color tags as the 9 preset. These newly created color tags will be automatically assigned a gray color.
Assign a color Label
There are various ways to assign a color tag. You can do this in the thumbnail preview, in the Catalog Tags Panel, in the Properties panel, via the File menu or by entering a corresponding keyboard shortcut.
Assign a color label on a thumbnail preview
Click with the left mouse button on the bottom left color marker icon. This opens a dropdown list from which you can select the color you want.
Alternatively, you can also simply enter a number between 0 and 9 from the number pad of the keyboard, where the zero represents no color assignment. You can see in the color selection list which number stands for each color. After you have made your selection, the image frame and the color tag icon change their color according to your changes.
Assign a color label in the Properties panel
Select a thumbnail in the Browser and navigate to the Properties panel on the right side of the screen. There you will find under the heading Description the second entry field for the color tags. Click on the color box and select a color from the list.
Assign a color label in the Catalog Tags Panel
Navigate to the Catalog Tags Panel on the left side of the screen. There you click on the little triangle symbol at Color Label to expand the list. Here you can see which colors have been assigned to how many images. You can now select one or more thumbnail previews in the Browser and drag & drop them onto the respective color.
Changing the labels for the colors
You can replace the predefined color names by your own.
For example, you might better suit your own workflow mapping by assigning the colors of certain steps.
This could for example be red for “Original file”, yellow for “in progress” and green for “Final”. In this way you can already see on the basis of colors in which processing stage the image is located.
To specify your own color labels, please navigate to the file menu, click “Catalog” -> Color Labels … “.
In the following opening window you can now replace the existing color labels by your own names.
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Note: When you rename the color labels you should consider the following:
If you change the color labels as described above, then they will not automatically change the already allocated old color labels. These remain unaffected and only the newly allocated files would get assigned the new names. If you want the elements which has already been assigned a color name also be changed, then you must rename them in the Catalog tags panel as well.
To rename an existing color label, right-click on one of the colors in the Catalog Tags Panel and select in the context menu the command “Rename“. Once you have entered the new name here, all previously assigned color markings in catalog will be updated accordingly.