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Wed, Apr 28, 2021 1:49 PM

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Lightroom Classic: One Photo Stack

Okay. You can stack photos in lightroom in group. It is nice but that does not give you more possibilities than just collapsing/un-collapsing a group for viewing purposes. 

What I would like to see is a stack (lets call it iStack) of photo understood as several version of the same photo by lightroom. A bit like if all photos in the stack are version of the the same photo ( like develop snapshot).  Out of all photo in the iStack only one is featured at a time to be the version.

- iStack is handled as if it is only one picture. "Versions"  in the iStack are hidden from the catalog management 

- The iStack has its own metadata like keywords, stars, colours, etc...  (so it does not change to whatever version is chosen)

- When exporting the iStack it will export pixels of the featured version with metadata of the iStack. 

- A tool  could purge one or several  iStack:  all unused version are deleted from hard drive, then iStack is change to a normal photo (the one featured) with the metadata of the iStack. 

- You can add or remove Version to the iStack

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- I can have raw, jpeg or third party produced DNG  (X-transformer, DxO PureRaw, ...) in the same iStack. So i can switch to whichever version I want, jpeg, or colour processed raw or black and white processed raw  ... etc  

- i can have several develop snapshot in the iStack for a better readability of version. I know you can create virtual picture but this is adding one more thing in the library with independent metadata. 

- you could iStack picture that are very similars, for instance portrait series  for which you know only one will be featured. 

- I can put a panorama or HDR along with individual picture in a iStack so only the result is referenced in the catalog while keeping originals

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Could you confirm which Lightroom version number you're using please? Your language sounds a bit like the cloud-based version of Lightroom rather than Lightroom Classic.

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@Victoria_Bampton_Lightroom_Queen

Lightroom Classic

But this idea can be applied to both.  

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Thanks for clarifying.

Victoria Bampton a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen

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Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.