[Poll] Color Tags usage in your workflow?

Hello fellow photographers
We’d like to gather your feedback on color tags, and most specifically their usage.

It’ll be fast to fill (not even 10 seconds), as we only need the following information.

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Let’s go! :blush:


1 - When organizing your images in other software, do you use color tags in your workflow?

  • Always
  • Sometimes
  • Never

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2 - If you do : do you use default standard labels or customized ones?

  • As long as there are color labels, I don’t mind
  • I only use standard ones
  • I use both standard & custom labels
  • I only use custom labels

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3 - How many color labels do you usually use ?

  • Less than 3
  • Between 3 and 5
  • More than 5

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4 - For color tags, which of the following software do you rely on?

  • Adobe Lightroom Classic
  • Adobe Bridge
  • Capture One Pro
  • Other: Please specify by replying to this thread.

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Thanks in advance for your inputs and have a great day :slight_smile:

Best regards,
The DxO Team

4 - For color tags, which of the following software do you rely on?

I no longer use Adobe products, so my work is between PhotoLab and Affinity Photo.

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FastRawViewer (during culling) and iMatch.

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4 - Photo Mechanic Plus

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I use Photo Supreme as my DAM for color tags

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Lightroom 5.7 (which is not the nowadays Classic, but close)

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4 - For color tags, which of the following software do you rely on?
Zoner Photo Studio X

4 - For color tags, which of the following software do you rely on?
XnViewMP

For color tags I’m using Capture One and Graphic Converter and Lyn and Finder… I don’t say, my color tags do aways do the same classification :roll_eyes: - since I saw Photoshop overwriting and “forgetting” color tags in Bridge (and on Windows :rofl:) after I saved a tagged image, I handle them more or less like a couple of post-its and just for a temporary sorting job. Interestingly only RAW converters are too stupid or too arrogant to “understand” color tags within Mac OS - all three browsers show the color tags. And with the two colors (three, if I count “no color” as a color) I get nowhere.

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4 FastRawViewer

I use Mylio and Exposure X

Neofinder

Fast Raw Viewer and Photo Mechanic Plus

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You didn’t ask for extraneous opinions but for me I think part of the value of color tags is the filtering ability. I used color tags heavily in capture One pro and it was so easy to filter based on that and any other number of parameters. I could easily filter on the purple images shot with the 70-200. Or the yellow images shot with the 200/2.0 and also based on keywords. It was great for large projects like the multiple nutcracker stage performances during show week. :slight_smile:

4 - For color tags, which of the following software do you rely on?
I use IMatch for managing and tagging my photos. That’s also where I assign color tags.

Other Software: IMatch

Zoner Photo Studio X

Fast Raw Viewer or Capture One on Mac. Before on Windows I used IMatch.

IMatch for color tags and other metadata.

macOS Finder, GraphicConverter