Compare Mode for lighttable
When in lighttable, I find I often want to compare one image to several others. To do this, I would like a side-by-side view where one image is attached (say, left) and I can switch through the selection of images to compare to that one on the right using arrow keys or pg-up/pg-down.
To do this, one could select a number of images, then enter compare mode in which by default the first image in the selection is attached on the left. When I find a new favourite, I press [return] and the Image on the right is now attached left, while the previously attached image is released and back in the pool.
With rating keys active during this procedure, it will be quite comfortable to select the best of a series of shots and [r]eject others in the process.
#1 Updated by Jesko N over 6 years ago
I like this idea.
Alternatively one could also implement an "overlay comparison":
Select a baseimage which you would like to compare to other images e.g. by pressing Shift+C. Now walk through your image collection. If you want to compare the current image to the baseimage press e.g. 'C'. The baseimage will cover the current image as long as you keep 'C' pressed (similiar to the 'Z' button).
Advantage of this solution: You can do fullscreen comparisons and can easily see differences by pressing and releasing 'C'.