Star Rate and Color Tag Images

Rating / Smart album / Filters / Metadata

Use stars ratings and color tags to help organize images.

Ratings and tags can be altered throughout the editing process. There are several ways to apply ratings and tags to help filter your image collection and make searching for files quick and easy. You can combine a star rating with a color tag or use one exclusively.

Add star ratings and color tags in the viewer

  1. Color tags and star ratings can be selected in the bottom right corner of the Viewer.
  2. Click on the box icon to select a desired color tag.
  3. Press on a dot to star rate an image from 1 to 5.
  4. To remove a star rating, press 0 (zero).

Add star ratings and color tags in the viewer

Add star ratings and color tags from the browser

  1. Select a thumbnail in the Browser. (The thumbnails should be displayed in either the grid or filmstrip view).
  2. Go to the ratings bar at the bottom of the thumbnail and click on the box icon to select a desired color tag or a dot to star rate an image from 1 to 5.
  3. Alternatively, select the list view. Go to the Rating and Color columns to select a desired tag or star number.
  4. To remove a star rating, press 0 (zero).

Add star ratings and color tags from the browser

Add star ratings and color tags in the filters tool

  1. Drag and drop the thumbnail(s) on to the desired star rating or color tag in the Filters tool.
  2. To remove a star rating, press 0 (zero).

Add star ratings and color tags in the filters tool

Sort images using star ratings or color tags

  1. Go to Sort field at the top of the Browser and select Rating or Color Tag from the drop down menu.
  2. Alternatively, go to the Filters tool (in the Library tool) and click on the desired number in color tag and rating tabs.
  3. All images that match the selected rating or tag criteria will be displayed in the Browser.

Sort images using star ratings or color tags

Add star ratings from your keyboard

  1. Select a thumbnail in the Browser.
  2. Press numbers 1 to 5 on your keyboard to select a desired star rating.
  3. To remove a star rating, press 0 (zero).

Learn more

  • Star Ratings and Color Tags are embedded into the metadata of an image. Go to the Metadata Tool Tab  to view and alter a rating or tag.
  • It is also possible to add Star Ratings and Color Tags via the Capture Pilot app on the iPad.
  • Right click on a thumbnail or on the image in the Viewer and select a desired rating or tag from the menu.
  • Thumbnails (in Grid and Filmstrip View) have three display and edit options. Go to View > Browser Labels and select one of the three options: 

    Off - Star ratings and color tags disappear from view and are not editable from the thumbnail.
    Edit mode – Star ratings and color tags can be viewed and editable from the thumbnail.
    Status mode – Star ratings and color tags can be viewed but not edited from the thumbnail.