Welcome to PhotoStructure @Redletter20! Great suggestion: I agree, PhotoPrism’s fave button is easy to use (I hadn’t checked it out for a while and played with the demo yesterday).
But the prerequisite for this feature is the ability to favorite an asset in the first place. A couple questions come from that:
Is there a difference between ratings, , or ?
I had a discussion with some earlier beta users about ratings and favorite/star, and some people wanted
a simple boolean: an asset is marked or not (used by google photos)
a five-star rating (used by adobe and DigiKam)
a ten-star rating (used by many professional DAMs)
Both 1. and either 2. or 3.
Some people suggested that adobe’s flags to carry over.
I actually look at the rating metadata already, and those files rated -1 are excluded.
I could dare to simplify and just support 1., and if the metadata rating is > 3, mark it as a favorite.
And then what?
So, after you’ve marked something as a favorite, how would you expect to get back to your favorites?
Is it just a nav menu like in PhotoPrism? The issue with that is it gets a bit unweildy when you have many hundred/thousand faved assets. I think making that view just do a search for
faved:true would make it more useful.
Is it a mode that you turn on while browsing (only show faved assets)?
Something else clever you thought of
(I’ll build 1. after I finish search, and then I need to build delete/exclude, and then probably faces, and then this…)
Thanks for bringing this up!