Develop statistics

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What develop work did you perform in a time frame and what are the estimated costs.
Playback your edit timeline. See what photos you edited yesterday and how long you worked on them.

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Description

What’s in it for me?

Playback your edit history in time and see what you have done, how long you worked on that photo / on those photos.
Studying this report, Jan saw that editing in Lightroom took him 1 to 2 minutes. Further optimizations in Photoshop cost him approximately 15 minutes each time.
Mary learned that she was often disturbed. She decided to do her editing work at a different time of the day.
Is the price you calculated in balance with the time you spent on the photos for that client?

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Specifications

Playback your edit history in time and see what you have done, how long you worked on that photo / those photos.
Did you manage to develop a photo within a minute? The reports shows you the results.
You can choose to see all the history or only the development adjustments.
Conditional formatting helps analyze your work, see miscellaneous tab. Bookmarks help you to quickly to get to the details.
The report is split in three sections. First a summary, then subtotals per photo/day, then detailed info of each adjustment you made.

Totals per day

  • Number of photos edited
  • Total number of adjustments made (#steps)
  • Total editing time for that day
  • Estimated costs
  • Estimated costs per day
  • Average editing time per photo
  • Average editing time per adjustment
  • Total section with the summary of all day in the specified period

Subtotal per photo / day

  • Same as above, but now detailed per day per photo

Detail per photo / day

  • Adjustment name (Brightness)
  • New value adjustment (+17)
  • Clock time when adjustment was made
  • The time needed between two adjacent steps
  • Subtotals per day
  • Total section with the summary of all day in the specified period

Usage

Although you can run this report against your entire Lightroom catalog, this report is meant to be used on a set of photos you want to analyze.
Running the report on your entire catalog may take a long time, depending on the number of developed photos in your catalog and your hardware.
Default this report is limited to approximately 1000 pages, see parameter “Limit report size”.

Export

LightroomStatistics is open, you can export to:

  • PDF
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • OpenOffice
  • HTML
  • XML
  • CSV

Parameters

The LightroomStatistics reports can be parametrized in order to get the desired results.
These parameters are described below. By the way, all parameters have a default value, so you only have to change them when needed. For other characteristics such as Conditional formatting based on develop time between 2 adjustments, see parameter 5 and 6 explained below.
Bookmarks per camera for all media that support bookmarks such as PDF.

Parameter Description
Only development adjustments
Description With “Only development adjustments” the Import, Exports, Publish, Reset settings, Print, From metadata history steps are excluded from the report.
Default True
This means default only development settings are shown.
So there are no import, export, publish, print etc. steps.
Unit Check box {true or false}
Format Checkbox
Create sub totals section
Description This reports contains three sections: 1) Totals, 2) Sub totals, 3) Detail
This parameter specifies whether the sub totals section is created or not.
Default true (= sub totals section is created)
Unit Boolean
Format Check box (true or false)
Create detail section
Description See description previous parameter.
This parameter specifies whether the detail section is created or not.
Default false (=detail section is NOT created)
Unit Boolean
Format Check box (true or false)
Start date
Description The first day of the report period.
Default Today
Unit Calendar date
Format See format date in pop-up window. Format is dependent upon locality.
End date
Description The last day of the report period.
Default Today
Unit Calendar date
Format See format date in pop-up window. Format is dependent upon locality.
Minutes start new sessions
Description This parameter specifies the period between 2 subsequent adjustments when a new editing session should be created, in order to obtain meaningful results. See the miscellaneous tab for more info.
Default 15 minutes
Unit Minutes
Format Whole values
Develop time first develop step
Description The time between 2 adjustments is calculated by subtracting the times. However this cannot be done for the first step.
This parameter specifies a default time needed for the first development step.
Default 10
Unit Seconds
Format Whole value. Not as a time.
Seconds when conditional formatting orange
Description When the time between 2 adjustments is more than the specified seconds the line is colored orange.
Default 120 seconds
(= 2 minutes)
Unit Seconds
Format Whole value. Not as a time.
Seconds when conditional formatting red
Description When the time between 2 adjustments is more than the specified seconds the line is colored red.
Default 300 seconds
(= 5 minutes)
Unit Seconds
Format Whole value. Not as a time.
Hour rate
Description The hour rate of the editor.
This parameter is used to calculate the estimated costs of the develop work on the selected photos.
Default 60 local currency
Unit Number
Format Number, may have decimals.
Limit report size
Description Limit the size (number of pages) of the report.

To protect the user from creating huge reports that take very long to run default the report is limited to approximately 1000 pages. You can alter this number.

A bigger number will result in a bigger report that will take more resources and will take (much) longer to run.

Beware: never kill a running report, because this could corrupt the Lightroom catalog.

The report is limited by the number of history steps being processed. This number is calculated by multiplying the number of pages of this parameter by 25.
On the average between 20 and 30 history steps are printed on a page.

By the way, if the report is truncated to the specified limit, a remark is printed below the first summary section.

Default 1000
Unit Pages
Format Whole value.

Misc

  • Conditional formatting based on development time between 2 adjustments, see the orange and red parameters on the parameters tab, further explained below.
  • Hyperlinks/bookmarks help you to quickly drill down to the desired information.
  • Translations: Dutch, French and German.
    Contact us for translating this report into another language and get a license free.

Conditional formatting

When were you interrupted? With conditional formatting, if the time between two adjacent adjustments exceeds the value of the “Seconds when conditional formatting orange” parameter the line is written in orange. If it exceeds the value of the “Seconds when conditional formatting red” parameter , then the line is written in red.

Edit Session

In this report we introduce the term “Edit Sessions”. The next example explains why we introduced this. The purpose of this report is to assess the time you spend editing a photo.

But what if you started editing a photo just before your break and then, after a half hour break, you continue and finish your work on this photo. Normally this would result in an edit time of more than 1/2 hour although most of the time you enjoyed your break instead of editing this photo. Of course, that time is not correct because you didn’t work on this photo that long!
The parameter “Minutes start new sessions” tells the report that if the time between 2 subsequent adjustments exceeds the value of this parameter then the statistics should be calculated on the adjustments before the break separately from those after the break. A “new edit session” is started. Now you will assess the actual time you spent on this photo.

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