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Mon, Nov 6, 2017 3:19 PM

Lightroom Classic: Keyboard shortcuts for stacking in Develop

Please allow us to 'stack' images in the develop module via shortcut. As stacking is a pretty regular part of my workflow, having to switch to Library or Grid module every time I wish to stack a set of images via command+g is tedious. 
Right clicking and selecting "stack" works in the develop module, but for some reason the shortcut doesn't.

This has been bothering me for years!

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11.3K Points

4 y ago

Hi,

Are you using a dual monitor configuration ?

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I am using a dual monitor, but when I am in Lightroom I am generally only using one monitor 

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OK. When using the development module, some commands only apply to the "most selected" image in the grid on the secondary display or in the filmstrip . Ctrl G is one of them. The Ctrl S key also has a different behavior depending in which module you currently are OR on which monitor the grid is currently displayed.

For example, if you select 3 modified images and hit Ctrl S while the grid is displayed on the secondary display, only the metadata of the most select image are saved. Now, if you display the grid on the main monitor (loupe mode on the secondary display), the metadata of all selected images are saved when hitting Ctrl S.

I have always found this behavior totally inconsistent and I reported this for the first time in 2012 for version 4 (although the problem was there long before). The answer has always been : "it's by design". Strange design, indeed.

See http://www.wehoboy.com/4-1-old-library-bug-still-there/

 

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Yea, I know, it's frustrating. There are some instances where I can see it making sense, or at least having it as an option could be useful, but command+g has no other use in the develop module, so its use is just turned off which seems so unhelpful to me. Hopefully we get some "me-too's" going on here.

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270 Points

4 y ago

Found this discussion when I tried to figure out why I can't use keyboard shortcut to stack and unstack images in the Dev module. CMD-G doesn't seem to do anything in the Dev module, why not enable it? It would be much faster than having to right click, navigate and look for the stack/unstack option or have to switch to Library view to do the stack/unstack then switch back to Dev. module.

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156 Points

1 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled LIghtroom Classic: Stacking in Develop Mode.

Hot key support for some stacking operations (ctrl g, shift ctrl g) would be very helpful in Develop mode.

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1 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled LIGHTROOM: Allow command-G stacking in Develop module.

I often start move through my photos initially in the Develop module, where I can both do some quick edits and mark rejected photos. I'd love to be able to group photos (for HDR images) using the same keyboard shortcut available in the Library module. This would help me save a lot of time (over switching modules or having to use the mouse).

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102 Points

1 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom: Make available stacking actions in main menu (&shortcuts) in develop m....

Hi,

so I'd like to ask you to make available stacking actions to main menu.

Details:
I have about 1500 photos in a folder (lots of bears, etc.) and I grouped them in app. 50 stacks.

I work in develop module with all the stacks collapsed and work with one stack at a time. Expanding a stack, then flagging and developing photos in that particular stack and then collapse it and proceed to the next one. And the shortcuts would help me in moving between stack a bit quicker.

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382 Points

1 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled LIGHTROOM: Stacking shortcut Ctrl-G should be available in Develop Mode.

Why doesn't Ctrl/Cmd-G work in Develop mode? Certainly the Stacking option is still valid there in the filmstrip (and is available from the context menu). It should be available.

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134 Points

8 m ago

When in Library mode, you can expand and collapse a stack by using the keyboard shortcut 's'.  When in Develop mode, that doesn't work, hitting 's' brings up a "Proof Preview".  I often bracket my shots and shoot JPG and RAW, so for all of these shots, I have a stack of 6 images.  When in Develop mode, I need to be able to quickly expand and collapse the stack.  Right now, with keyboard shortcuts, I have to switch to Library mode using Ctrl-Alt-1, then hit 's' to expand or collapse the stack, and then hit 'd' to switch back to Develop mode.  Otherwise, I have to use the mouse to right click, which is irritating.  Can we please make 's' work in both Library and Develop modes for stack expansion/collapse?  For that matter, since we can hit 'D' to go to Develop mode, we should be able to hit 'L' to go back to Library mode instead of having to use Ctrl-Alt-1.  'L' is currently used for the "lights out" functionality, but another key should be used for that.

Thank you.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled keyboard shortcut for expanding and collapsing stacks is not consistent in Library and Develop modes - it should be

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From my notebook:

To select all images in a stack, Shift Click or Double Click on the small number in the upper left corner of the first image in the stack. Doing so will expand the stack with all images selected.

If the stack is already open, Shift Clicking the number in the first image will close the stack so Shift Click again to expand and select all.

If the stack is already open, Double Clicking the number in the first image will momentarily collapse the stack followed immediately by expanding and selecting all.

Works in Filmstrip and Grid view.

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@samc_2311276

Thanks, Sam.  That is fine, but I am concerned with keyboard shortcuts, not using the mouse.