I don't know if there's a plug-in, but here's an easy workflow.
- Select all the images (command-a) and give them one color rating (e.g., command-6, which gives them a red label).
- Deselect all images.
- In the Filter tab, click the command-6/red group. This removes any non-red labeled images from the content tab (which shows the thumbnail images).
- Click an image in the content area and select-all (command-a).
- Hit the space bar to view the image full-screen.
- Hit the right arrow to progress through the group.
- When you come to a keeper, give it a different rating (e.g., command-7, giving that image a yellow label).
- As you re-label each image it drops from the selected/red group (i.e., the command-6/red labeled group) and joins the yellow group.
- As you change the rating/label of each image, the image count in one rating group will decrease and the other will increase.
- Hit the space bar to go back to normal view and see the file count of each group.
In the amount of time it took to type this out, I could've easily culled 200 images down to 50.
Using multiple labels (command-6, -7, -8, -9) you can easily whittle a large amount of images down to a final selection in a relatively short amount of time using this workflow.
Thanks for that Chris, this is very similar to what I do already. I have no idea how many images are selected until I drop out of the review or full screen mode. When I then see how many I have selected, I then need to go back into the review mode or in case of your suggestion, full screen mode, try and remember how many are still to be culled, count them do down and go through the process again. It is a bit clunky..
The review mode with a real time counter would be the preferred solution.
Thanks for your thoughts though..