Colour and rating labels

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manopo
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Colour and rating labels

Post by manopo »

XnView MP by default associates a label for each colour or rating (Red = 'important'; yellow = 'work'; 1* = 'poor'). I would just like to have colours and ratings (1 - 5 stars) with no associated label name, so I can simply sort by all blue labels or all 3 star ratings for example. Is it possible to customise it this way?
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michel038
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Re: Colour and rating labels

Post by michel038 »

You can change color labels ... Tools > Settings > Metadata > Labels ... Enter custom labels in the firsrt column.
I think we can't change star ratings labels , but each one has already a number


Notes :
Consider export these informations into xmp metadata (Tools > Settings > Metadata > Export ratings , color labels ...)
in order to have a backup of these information, stored in the JPG photos.

- Stars are stored as numbers in the xmp metadata of photos, so they can be read by other softwares.

- The xmp normalisation of colour labels is not very good...
XnViewMP is "read" and "write" configurable, but other software have their own set of color labels
So if you plan to use other softwares in the future, maybe the best choice is to use default colors in "Write" column of settings.
manopo
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Re: Colour and rating labels

Post by manopo »

michel038 - Thank you for that very helpful answer. It works well!