*This app requires pairing with GNARBOX 2.0 SSD hardware.*
Selects provides super-fast RAW image preview and easy-to-use tools to mark your selects, manage metadata, and save time preparing your shots for edit.
Photographers often spend hours culling photos after shoots. The Selects app is designed to streamline the process of narrowing your content down. By giving you the tools you need to get a jumpstart on reviewing and culling, returning to your studio for the creative edit feels legitimately seamless.
• Powered by Photo Mechanic®: Quickly review RAW images on memory cards, external storage drives, or your GNARBOX 2.0 SSD.
• Star Ratings and Keywords: Mark your images with star ratings and keywords that carry over into industry-standard editors like Lightroom or Photo Mechanic.
• Folder and Thumbnail View: Browse your files and folders with intuitive navigation controls.
*What is GNARBOX?*
GNARBOX 2.0 SSD is a rugged backup device for pro content creators who need the most reliable way to back up their files in the field. Unlike other storage solutions, its compact design and powerful on-board backup features make it effortless to manage files without a laptop. With up to 1TB internal SSD, SD slot, two USB-C ports, and mobile apps to complete essential workflow steps before arriving to the studio, GNARBOX will save you time and make you a more reliable creator.
• Ability to perform Dropbox Uploads
• Dropbox Uploads can be canceled from the Task Manager
• Fixes crash when selecting the quick action menu for the Dropbox Upload folder
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Promising but needs more features
The selects app has a lot to improve on, but I’m confident it will over time.
Having to load photos into a workspace is a little tedious, especially if you get disconnected or have to pause a session to do something else. You also also can’t zoom into photos, which is a key part of my process. I’d like to be able to change ratings/color tags on photos one by one using buttons & keyboard shortcuts right from the file browser, in micro-culling sessions that I can resume whenever I want to.
If you change a rating of a photo, the SafeKeep app will import a duplicate photo the next time you run a backup, so it’s better if you export those photos to a new folder, but then it’s harder to know where to resume if you didn’t finish culling the whole folder the first time around.
I’d love to be able to export to an app on my phone directly from the Selects app. In that way it would function a lot more like other cloud drive apps with its export functions.
Overall, I know this app will eventually replace my using my laptop for culling photos, but it’s not there yet.
Reviewing Images on the Road made Simple
This app works with the newly released GnarBox 2.0. V2.4 adds compatibility with iOS 13.0. Once you have backed up your files onto the GnarBox 2.0 this apps allows you to review your images and apply star ratings and keywords while still out on location and everything is fresh in your mind. When back home (or to the office) and connected to your network the files can be transferred with the ratings and keywords intact.
While I may import into Lightroom on my iPad to make quick edits to one or two photos for posting, I leave the majority of editing once I get home. The ability to get ratings and keywords done in advance will save a lot of time once I start my full edit workflow.
Solid app for viewing photos
I was amazing at how quickly you can view large raw files. It’s easy to make selections and enter metadata. It’s nice to see regular updates and new features. I would love to see a loupe feature so I could check focus especially when working on my phone. Plus everyone likes to pixel peep. Also star ratings are good but adding a flag and reject tag would be great for those of us that don’t star.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.