…or at least my implementation of them. iPhoto lets you rate your photo’s with 1-5 stars. I usually go through my pictures as soon as I put them on my computer and rate them. I give 1 star to any picture that is in focus, and go up from there. If I kind of like a picture it gets a 2.
The problem comes in in my use of smart albums. These albums are basically a set of filters which show only some of the pictures in my library based on conditions that I pick. Since there are quite a few 2* pictures, I don’t have (and if I did, I wouldn’t use) an album that shows all the 2* and up pictures.
Another part of the problem is that I’m just making a snap judgement when I rate a picture. I make adjustments, but not that often. So occasionally a really good picture languishes in that 1 or 2 star wasteland.
So anyway, here is one of those pictures: