Editing Tip: Using a game controller to review and cull photos.

In this video I go over using a PS4 DualShock controller when reviewing and culling photos. It’s an ergonomic and quick way to go over large numbers of photos in your initial review process. In my case I use Adobe Bridge CS5, which has limited support for keyboard shortcuts.

You can use whatever controller you want as long as you have the ability to mimic keyboard inputs. The DS4Windows program I use has full macro support, which is great.

Here is how I have mine set up:
– D-pad
= The arrow keys on the keyboard so you can navigate through the photo list.

– top triggers
== no rating, 5 star rating
== CTRL+0 and CTRL+5

– top buttons
== left is -1 rating, right is +1 rating
== CTRL+, and CTRL+.

– triangle button
== show only 5 star rating in the photo list
== CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+5

– x button
== clear the photo list filter
== CTRL+ALT+A

– square button
== -1 thumbnail size
== CTRL+SHIFT+-

– circle button
== +1 thumbnail size
== CTRL+SHIFT+(+)

– the trackpad works as the PC mouse

Here are a few extras I added after making the video:
– left analog joystick up
== jumps to top of photo list
== home key

– left analog joystick down
== jumps to bottom of photo list
== end key

The PS4 controller drivers:
http://ds4windows.com/

Adobe Bridge shortcut list:
http://help.adobe.com/en_US/creativesuite/cs/using/WS0DF94317-81FF-4202-8505-2E9E58036F5Ca.html

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