Using the Painter tool requires a little bit of imagination. You see, you need to imagine you have a spray paint can that doesn’t use paint. Instead of paint you can load the Painter tool with a color label, flag state, star rating, metadata template, develop preset, rotation setting or one or more keywords. Once loaded with the item you choose you can click and drag over the thumbnails in Grid view to apply that item to your photos. You can even use the Painter to assign photos to a target collection (more on this at the end). This tool can really help speed up an otherwise tedious task and even make it a little more fun.

Read The Painter Tool over at peachpit.com.