Is it possible to filter for photos that have already been edited in Photolab in the Photo Library?
I have very limited time to edit my photos and I have edited some, which were not rated before and not marked any other way (like the green light).
I know I could use explorer (win) or something similar to see if the file has a .dop sidecar, but that would be a not very user friendly way.
Or I should export the file if it is not ready and then I could see if it was edited.
But these are only workarounds.
I don’t see a way to do it. The main problem, I believe, is that some initial processing is applied to every RAW image in the folder via a preset. Even if RAW files are opened by PhotoLab using the preset “No correction”, PhotoLab applies a demosaic, white balancing as shot, and a generic color profile. Still, even where there is no processing (JPEG and TIFF with “No correction”), filtering that doesn’t seem to be an option. For now, you will have to tag or rate them.
That is true for what you see in the browser (for the generated previews), but a .dop sidecar is only created, when you first change a slider or a setting. This is the step I would call, “the photo is edited”.
I assume, that when not using sidecars, the content of the database would be something similar.
For now, I filtered for .dop files in Explorer/Total Commander and marked the photos as usual.
It is still a pity having to use such external methods for a task like this.
I completely understand your demand. I would like to see if an image has been edited already too. I noticed that the reset tab in the upper right corner is lightened when there’s an dop file.
I use that when I want to try out something so I can reset the image. There is no way to quit an edit without saving the edits.