Much of the power in C1P, is in keyboard shortcuts. While I use many of them, I think the added surfacing of features through the Touch Bar might mean less two handed keyboard shortcuts, less right clicking, potentially less window chrome. I often find myself trying to show a client an image and having to hit command+B, command+T just to get them a preview of sufficient size. This is even more true when comparing two images.
1. Fast Toolbar Switching
Aperture(RIP), had a handy shortcut. Tap ‘W’ and it would rotate from Library, Image Info, and Adjustments. It was wildly handy. With C1P there are way more tabs, a more efficient solution might be like a ‘shifter’. Swipe left, swipe right, hold to hit end points.
Also, if you selected an image or images and dragged them over to the toolbar, the Library would spring to the forefront, allowing you to place those images quickly. Phase, implement this.
2. Star Rating —Tap for one Star. Tap and slide for 1-5 stars.
Could have two Star implementations. Tap for one Star. Tap+slide for 1-5 star ranking. People use C1P differently, good to have options.
3. Favorite —Tap for Favorite.
4. Exposure Warnings —Tap for warnings.
5. Color Labels
Yes, currently, you easily hit “-“ for red, and Shift+ for green.
Here’s how I use color labels.
Green - Good, show client.
Blue - Supplemental frame to a green image.
Red - Never show anyone, ever. Eventually Delete.
Orange - Scouted view.
Yellow - Maybe, hold on to.
I mostly use the top three. I think we can do better, a Color Label slider that expands to five colors is dead simple, and fast. Often assistants are running the laptop, it would be nice to surface that.
6. Create LCC —Tap, create LCC
Often, I’ll make a frame as basically a digital proof. If it looks good, the process starts from there. Sometimes the first step is making a LCC, then actual images, etc. Sometime it happens in reverse. Either way, an easy LCC creator would be great. If there was a way to make it so the selected LCC would apply to other images selected by tapping the same Touch Bar icon, that would be amazing and get rid of any need for right clicking.
7. Send to Selects
I usually sort my Sessions through color labels, but I presume some folks use the Selects folder.
8. Sort || Filter
Only Color "X"
9. "Action" w/ Selected Images
We have Processes, that are user set. Figure out away to allow user actions. examples.
-Send to Photoshop
-Export Slider (WEB | JPEG | TIFF)
10. Copy || Paste Adjustments
11. Show Original
Sometimes when tethering, you'll make certain adjustments just to see an edit or as you move from one image to the next.
12. Image Overlay
For many photographers, they're working with a known end result. Image overlay toggle would be tremendously helpful for them.
13. White Balance Slider
It might seems silly, but if you have a temperature slider and a tint slider, that might be a far more natural way to set white balance while on location.
14. Guides (On/Off)
With a quick tap, you could turn on or off guides. One horizontal, one vertical.
15. Workspace Switcher
If you consider that the Touch Bar is connected to a Workspace, you could have multiple predefined Touch Bar set ups. I don't think that Apple has support for something like this, but it certainly could be a desired usage.