What’s new in Select


We’re constantly improving Select’s features, reliability and AI – so that your culling becomes increasingly fast and painless as time goes by. Check out what's new in the latest major releases below.

v1.1.6 - 9 September 2021

🔧  Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where scene and Image Assessments could stop processing on larger projects.
  • Fixed an issue where eliminated images would unintentionally get included when Shipping in some scenarios.
  • Restore the ‘Y’ shortcut to toggle the filmstrip orientation between horizontal and vertical.
  • Fixed bug where if you eliminated an image then reloaded the project it would be tagged instead of eliminated.

v1.1.4 - 30 August 2021

🐣  New

  • Create projects in less than 3 seconds! Choose your folder, name your project then start selecting within 3 seconds – regardless of how many images you’re importing, or what device they are stored on.
  • Invert selection. Tap Command+Shift+O, or go into the Edit menu and click ‘Invert Selection’.

🏋️‍♀️  Improvements

  • The camera serial number now shows in the shot info panel.

🔧  Fixes

  • Fixed an issue with the Ship modal where filters would be selected, but in a locked state.

v1.1.2 - 19 August 2021

🐣  New

  • Show Face Assessment details in the Close-ups panel. Switch this on in Preferences > Assessments > and tick ‘Show score details in Close-ups’
  • Eye Assessments are now displayed as icons with descriptions, rather than numbers.
  • Additional Eye Assessment classes added.

🏋️‍♀️  Improvements

  • Faces in the Close-ups panel load faster when you skip to the next or previous scene.
  • Added a new 1-click installer

v1.1.1 - 9 August 2021

🐣  New

Scenes view

  • In scenes view, similar images are grouped into ‘scenes’ – they’re great for giving you a quick overview of your project, and letting you navigate faster.
  • You can order images within each scene by capture time, reverse capture time and Image Assessment rank.
  • With Image Assessment rank order, the worst images are put at the bottom of each scene – so you can find the best image faster and move on to the next scene!
  • You can now filter to show only images with strong or moderate Image Assessment warnings. Just open the filters in the toolbar.

🔧  Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where zoom wasn't working as expected

v1.0.15 - 28 July 2021

🏋️‍♀️  Improvements

  • New streamlined filtering. By default, we’ll now only show star and Image Assessment filters. If you apply a color or tag rating to an image, those filter types will appear automatically. Or, you can click the three dots in the filters section to switch filter types on and off.
  • We’ve integrated advanced filters (camera/serial, lens and date) with the rest of the filters in the toolbar. (Note: these will no longer appear in the utility panel.) Click the three dots in the toolbar filters to activate them. 
  • You can now drag folders onto the Select icon in your dock to start a new project. 
  • We've added a new drop overlay when you hover over Select while holding a folder.
  • System menus are now contextual. They will reflect Select’s current state, view and active image(s).

🔧  Fixes

  • Fine-tuned a few things under the hood, so you should see fewer UI lockups.
  • Fixed a bug around clearing multiple image colors.

v1.0.13 - 13 July 2021

🐣  New

Reducing background faces.

Select now deliberately ignores some of the very blurry faces in the background of crowded photos – meaning the Close-ups panel, Face Assessments and Face Zoom are much more useful in these scenarios. We’ll start ignoring faces for newly imported projects once you’ve updated. You can turn this feature off from the preferences panel if you don’t like it.

🏋️‍♀️  Improvements

  • We've made submitting support packs easier.

v1.0.12 - 6 July 2021

🔧  Fixes

  • Fixed a couple of issues with project naming.

v1.0.11 - 1 July 2021

🐣  New

  • New, simpler, cleaner project creation flow.

🏋️‍♀️  Improvements

  • Select no longer momentarily lags if you’re scrolling rapidly.
  • Improved the way ‘undo’ works. If you have a filter applied, then rate an image to hide it, undo will now remove the rating and take you back to that image. 
  • Project cards on the projects page should now appear much faster, and we’ll retain the cover image even if the project source becomes unavailable.
  • You can now change the project name by clicking on it in the grid view header.
  • Fixed a bug with filtering. If you apply filters that hide the currently active image, we now take you to the closest previous image that’s still visible.

v1.0.10 - 11 June 2021

🏋️‍♀️  Improvements

  • Smart Sony ARW Support – we now only create JPGs for Sony ARW files that don’t already have large embedded previews.
  • Skip to the next and previous scene with left/right. (Swap to up/down in preferences).
  • Additional onboarding prompts, minor styling tweaks and bug fixes.

v1.0.9 - 27 May 2021

🐣  New

  • Keyboard shortcuts list now displays in-app
  • Filename added to shot info panel
  • CAPS lock toggles auto-advance, like in Lightroom
  • Added a new help screen when you lose connection to a source folder
  • Indicators on the projects screen that tell you if a project source folder is not connected

🏋️‍♀️  Improvements

  • Changes to clear ratings shortcut keys: [0] to clear only stars, [Command + 0] clears only colors and [Command + option + 0] clears stars and colors
  • Additional education toasts
  • New on-boarding prompts and updated visual style
  • i toggles shot info panel open & closed
  • Updated super-nav icons

v1.0.7 - 19 May 2021

🐣  New

Introducing: Image Assessments

They’re like Distill, but they show up automatically!

  • Yellow hexagons tell you that you might find better images in that scene.
  • Red hexagons tell you that it’s very likely you’ll find better images in that scene.
  • Hover over them for an explanation, and a neat highlight that shows the scene they relate to.
  • You can then use the filters in the toolbar to hide images with Image Assessment warnings.
  • From preferences, you can choose to turn off just the yellow Assessments, or turn off Image Assessments altogether.
  • Like with Distill, Images Assessment never delete your images. They are there as helpful advice, hopefully saving you time as you cull with Select Pro!

v1.0.5 - 30 April 2021

🐣  New

  • Automatic sign-in for new users
  • Ship to Lightroom catalog. Now you can choose to ship to:
    • Most recently used
    • Pick from a list
    • Create a new catalog

🏋️‍♀️  Improvements

  • Vertical scroll for horizontal filmstrip
  • Help menu link changes

v1.0.0 - 7 April 2021

🐣  New

  • Select can now generate high-resolution JPGs for Sony ARW files
  • New Eye and Focus Assessment icons. The ellipse = eyes and the line = focus
  • Pro and Basic plan support

🏋️‍♀️  Improvements

  • Cleaned up filters in the toolbar
  • Improved onboarding, tooltips and help prompts
  • Stability improvements for Distill and Scenes

v0.2.17 - 8 March 2021

🐣  New

  • New Ship option modal and Lightroom CC support
  • You can now Change capture times of your images
  • Click to zoom - Clicking on the image or a face now zooms instead of locks. Hold ‘Command’ to bring back locking mode
  • You can now change the sort order to Camera/Serial
  • Advanced filters - You can now filter your project by:
    • Camera/Serial Number
    • Date
    • Lens

v0.2.11 - 28 December 2020

🐣  New

  • You can now delete images
  • New import screen with more information
  • Time to Distill estimate - just hover over the Distill button after you import a project to see how long you’ve got left

🏋️‍♀️  Improvements

  • Importing images, face scanning and Distill are now significantly faster
  • Multiple Distill bug fixes, plus 20+ other bugs crushed
  • The Close-ups panel now loads much faster
  • A-Z sort option for the Projects screen
  • Auto-advance after rating preference now works with tagging
  • We’ll remember your last used settings for Distill
  • We’ll remember your window size and aspect ratio
  • A bunch of other UX/UI improvements

v0.2.7 - 11 December 2020

🐣  New

  • Face scanning now prioritises to the image you are looking at
  • Drop a folder onto the Select window to start a new project
  • The folder name is prefilled when you create a new project by linking a folder
  • Select now supports the .ORF filetype

🏋️‍♀️  Improvements

  • Improved reliability of Distill, face scanning and project importing

v0.2.3 - 26 November 2020

🐣  New

  • We now write the tagged status of an image as metadata in .XMP (sidecar) files
  • Added a ‘contact support’ button to the toolbar

🏋️‍♀️  Improvements

  • Improvements in speed throughout, particularly image transition speed when you have Close-ups closed
  • Upgraded our AI model for eye status detection
  • Toolbar, tooltip and toast improvements

🔧  Fixes

  • Offline support fixed - You’ll now stay signed in while offline. Just sign out and sign in after updating
  • Various minor bug fixes

v0.2.0 - 5 November 2020

🏋️‍♀️  Improvements

  • A complete overhaul of our thumbnail system - there should be much better performance now, especially if you're using a mechanical hard drive
  • Various bug fixes related to auto-advance, ingest and rotation
  • UI improvements including a higher contrast scroll bar

v0.1.24 - 28 October 2020

🐣  New

  • Distill - smart tech to help you cull 15-20% of your images in 2 clicks. Meet our awesome new feature - Distill. It uses our smart AI to apply a rating of your choice to the worst images in each scene. This typically results in 15-20% of images being rejected! To try it, just import a new project and wait for the scanning to complete, then just click the DISTILL button in the toolbar.
  • Tagging - You can now select images with a non-metadata rating, a simple little tickbox. Just press T to tag or untag. Note - other programs won’t be able to read tags
  • Eliminate - You can now eliminate images with X. By default, eliminated images hide from your filmstrip. Press Command X to show them. Images that have been eliminated don’t ship, move or copy
  • Click to rate stars - you can now click on the ratings blocks below thumbnails and the main image to add/change star ratings. Though we still recommend using the keyboard shortcuts!

🏋️‍♀️  Improvements

  • You should now stay signed in when you’re offline
  • Further improvements in general performance and optimisation
  • You can now rotate multiple images
  • Updated our eye, focus and scene AI
  • Various bug fixes

v0.1.21 - 12 October 2020

🐣  New

  • Scene detection & navigation. Our AI can now detect scenes (a set of very similar images in capture time order)
    • SHIFT + L/R – Move to the first image in the next or previous scene in an instant by holding shift and pressing left or right to skip to the next scene
    • CMD + L/R – Cycle through images in a scene in a loop until you’ve found your favourite
    • CMD + SHIFT + CLICK – Select all images in a scene
  • Resize thumbnails in Grid View
  • Added ‘File’ to the menu for all file and project-related actions
  • Preference to clear when you apply a duplicate rating – via Preferences / General
  • Changed the Closeups panel and Shot Info controls

🏋️‍♀️  Improvements

  • Thumbnails load in much more efficiently
  • Rebuilt and unified the thumbnails across filmstrip, grid and ingest
  • Tidied up the projects page
  • A fix for refreshing folder

v0.1.19 - 22 September 2020

🐣  New

  • Copy and Move images. Right-click on your selected images, or go to the Edit menu and click ‘Copy file(s)’. *Note – copy/move will overwrite duplicates in the destination folder.
  • New gradient assessments – via Preferences / Assessments
  • See assessments in zoom mode – via Preferences / Assessments
  • Swap the L/R arrow keys with UP/DOWN – via Preferences / Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Removed re-rating (we’ll be adding a preference to turn this back on soon)

🏋️‍♀️  Improvements

  • Fixed a bug linked to High Sierra
  • Minor UX/UI updates
  • Further improvements to drag and drop
  • Stopped the Closeups panel flashing when you rate an image

v0.1.17 - 8 September 2020

🐣  New

  • Ingest - Phase 1. Copy files from an SD card to your computer or HDD. Phase 2 and 3 are in the works including multiple destinations, file & folder renaming and more
  • RAW + JPEG pairing (Sony Support)
    • Sony users should shoot RAW+JPEG and keep both files in the same folder when importing. We’ll match JPEGs and RAWs with the same filename automatically
  • Undo & redo rating, rotation and more (⌘ + Z, ⌘ + Shift + Z)
  • New face zoom controls and help menu in the toolbar

🏋️‍♀️  Improvements

  • Improved the reliability of the SHIP button
  • Improved the reliability of click+dragging files directly out of Select
  • New and improved eyes and focus detection models
  • Fixed various bugs and errors
  • Improved error reporting for the support pack

v0.1.16 - 29 July 2020

🐣  New

  • Preferences Panel (phase 1) including:
    • Change canvas colour
    • Change assessment colours and settings
    • Global workspace settings
    • General settings
  • Select now automatically resumes face-scanning if it’s interrupted (e.g. you quit Select partway through the scanning process)
  • You can now hide the filmstrip with ⌘Y (or right-click or check out the preferences panel)

v0.1.15 - 17 July 2020

🐣  New

  • Added Auto Advance to the main menu under ‘Rate’. When this is on you’ll move to the next image when you add, change or remove a rating. (FYI, we removed CAPS lock controlling this as in previous versions)

🏋️‍♀️  Improvements

  • If multiple images are taken within the same second we now show them in the correct order as long as the filenames are sequentially numbered
  • Pressing 0 (clear rating) now auto-advances
  • Further improvements to import speeds
  • You can now drag JPEGs directly from Select into a Finder folder
  • Fixed some issues with the Close-ups panels that compressed bigger faces

P.S Sorry for bombarding you all with app updated recently! We’ve mostly been adding stuff behind the scene and needed to send out builds to test it was working.

v0.1.11 - 1 July 2020

🐣  New

  • You’ll see a notification when you rate an image
  • Added a progress bar to the import screen

🏋️‍♀️  Improvements

  • Support pack fix
  • Higher contrast scroll bars
  • Various minor bug fixes

v0.1.9 - 16 June 2020

🐣  New

  • Import speeds boosted by up to 10x
  • Rotating an image now writes to file
  • Thumbnails now rotate to match the main image
  • Added ‘SHIP’ to the main menu under edit, on right-click and as a shortcut ⌘E
  • Added the number of images in a project to the project card

🏋️‍♀️  Improvements

  • Fix for incorrectly rotated images
  • Speed improvements when the Close-ups panel is open
  • Improved the feel of double-clicking in grid view
  • Stability improvements
  • Fixed some filter bugs
  • Fixed a clipping issue with the filmstrip

v0.1.8 - 9 June 2020

🐣  New

  • If you’re locked to a face in zoom mode (i.e. you zoomed in with the spacebar), we’ll look for the nearest face when you flick to the next image
  • You can now flick through all the faces in a single image when in zoom mode with [up] or [down]
  • Applying a color rating with CAPS lock on will auto-progress you to the next image
  • We now look for a landscape image when creating a project
  • Added a ‘more’ menu to the toolbar with the first item of many - "Show Shot Info"

🏋️‍♀️  Improvements

  • Stability improvements
  • Major projects page performance improvements
  • Fixes to mitigate unresponsive keyboard shortcuts
  • Fixed various padding and clipping issues
  • Bigger focus dot, narrower blink line
  • People wearing sunglasses are no longer flagged yellow
  • A host of UI tweaks and bug fixes