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Stacking of image sets

Allow sets of images like bracketed or HDR sets to be stacked together and show only as one thumbnail for the whole set to emake it much easier for rating and selecting. The sets should be able to be stacked based on the time between images ie. less than a second, less than 2 sec etc., but also to be able to include long exposure shots, drone aerial shots etc., these image sets should be able to be stacked on a number basis ie. every 3 images stacked, every 5 images stacked, every 7 images stacked etc.

33 comments on “Stacking of image sets”

  1. On July 27, 2016 at 8:16 am John Hess wrote:

    Love this idea for HDR, and other suggestions make sense also.

  2. On October 22, 2016 at 6:51 pm Mike Fertig wrote:

    Great idea for automatic stacking. Manual stacking of similar images should also be possible as well as automatic stacking of related images (Raw, Tiff, JPEG &virtual copies of the same original picture)

  3. On February 2, 2017 at 9:33 pm Lawrence Hammond wrote:

    This would get me to move from Lightroom. It would be best if Photo Raw were able to figure out on its own how many are in a set of images. This is tricky because because an HDR set with the exposures getting longer with each exposure could have several seconds between the starting of each of the latter exposures. And then if the photographer starts another sequence quickly the software could get confused. The trick it seems would be to get the software figure out the time between exposures and using that it could figure which exposures were in the same sequence. Or perhaps it could notice the increasing doubling of the exposure to know when the next set starts. Or whatever the multiple is.

  4. On August 1, 2017 at 1:02 pm Ed Roose wrote:

    Automatic Photo stacking should be included. Rather ridiculous that one should have to rent PhotoShop to be able to do this.

  5. On October 22, 2017 at 6:29 am Marco Schmidt wrote:

    This would be a very helpful addition. Currently a lot of my folders look pretty messy in Browse due to bracketed shots and panorama tiles.

  6. On January 17, 2018 at 8:25 pm Don Hood wrote:

    + 1, and while this may not be the proper place for this comment: Focus Stacking, with the great existing tools would be tremendous.

  7. On January 18, 2018 at 1:11 am Jacek Wolany wrote:

    I also vote for. Please remember about stacking with sharpness point for macro. in general could be great to have stacking for HDR, panorams, microphotography .

  8. On January 18, 2018 at 8:25 am Robert Hamood wrote:

    Yes please…great for raw+jpeg shooting. Automatic stacking by capture time similar to Lightroom implementation would be great!

  9. On January 22, 2018 at 9:23 am Kathy Triolo wrote:

    +1, this is invaluable for HDR and any type of bracketed shots. Please make this one happen, thanks!

  10. On February 3, 2018 at 10:56 pm Tim Almdal wrote:

    +1 for this. I’ve like what I have seen with Raw 2018 so far, but this one feature would keep me in my current version of lightroom 6

    Please look at adding the stacking feature even if it is manual. I would also like to be able to stack version of the same picture (i.e. Have a base version, and then I create a new version by applying edits, etc). I would like to stack them

  11. On March 4, 2018 at 3:58 pm David Puggie wrote:

    This is desperately needed. Many portrait photographers shoot in burst mode or bracketed. Not having an easy way to group these is very frustrating.

  12. On July 2, 2018 at 5:58 am Robert Rockefeller wrote:

    Yes. Auto is nice, but manual is important too. Sometimes I want to stack, or group, images that were not shot in close time to each other.

  13. On August 20, 2018 at 2:16 pm jigawho wrote:

    Agree with above uses. Instead of creating nested subfolder, stacking these photos into one Thumbnail would be more useful.

  14. On November 18, 2018 at 11:00 pm anpirski wrote:

    +1 very useful. I’m looking forward to incroporting (auto)stacking option.

  15. On November 25, 2018 at 9:38 am David Desautel wrote:

    This is the reason it took me so long to move from Lightroom to ON1 for processing our product photos (vintage pre-owned collectibles, books, vinyl, etc.). I take 3-10 pictures of each product and have close to 3000 products, so you can see how easier it would be to keep and find a particular product if I have the 3-10 images for each stacked!


  16. On December 1, 2018 at 8:55 pm Brian Findlay wrote:

    Just need the ability to manually stack images in On1 – aka the feature from Aperture 6 years ago. I would like to be able to group photos for whatever whimsy reason I concoct, and add them to a stack, so that I can choose a ‘cover image’, expand or collapse the stack at will, and apply meta data settings to the stack that are then applied to every member pic.

  17. On December 25, 2018 at 6:19 pm Ralph Hill wrote:

    This topic appears to be a duplicate of www.on1.com/produ…/stacking/

    This is what I said over there:

    I have been trying to transition off of Aperture. I am using Lightroom as a temporary tool, looking for something better. On 1 Photo RAW looks like it could work, but stacking is an absolute requirement for me. Almost everything I shoot requires stacks (groups of related images) as an organizational tool. When On 1 Photo RAW gets stacking, I will buy it.

    I prefer the Aperture model, where stacks work across projects, folders and albums, because I can create a stack in one place, move some images to another location or go to a smart album, and the images are stacked in the new location. In Lightroom, if you move images to another catalog, the stacking has to be re-done in the new catalog. Hence, in Lightroom, I never move images to a new catalog.

  18. On January 10, 2019 at 4:58 pm Levin Barrett wrote:

    Absolutely YES to stacking, both manually and automatically. I consider this an essential feature.

  19. On March 30, 2019 at 10:55 am Ken wrote:

    While automatic stacking has benefits, I’d be more than happy with the ability to do it manually. In addition to HDR and Pano, I’d love to be able to stack any combination of images such as the original raw file and a resized version.

  20. On May 26, 2019 at 6:12 pm steve-dempsey@cox.net wrote:

    Manual stacking is the one feature missing from ON1 Photo Raw that I need to migrate from Aperture. I have a large number of sets of HDR, panorama, and timelapse images that are waiting for this feature. As others have said, automatic stacking would be nice, but I wouldn’t want release of manual stacking to be delayed to wait for it.

  21. On June 27, 2019 at 8:35 pm David Brown wrote:

    I’m trailing On1 Photo RAW right now and this is a feature that would help me move from Lightroom. I do a lot of bracketing for HDR and seeing 3, 5, or 7 images plus the combined image is not very useful when I’m browsing through the library. I want to see the final, merged image as the representative image with the ability to drill in and see the other images if I choose.

  22. On June 27, 2019 at 8:40 pm David Brown wrote:

    I’m also trialing a competing software solution, and here is what I wrote for them:

    To add another voice to this request, I’ll also add my two primary use cases:

    I have a number of bracketed images as “sources” for merged HDRs. As a user of the library feature, I would like to be able to hide those away and have them represented by one image, specifically the merged “final” HDR image. Otherwise it creates a bit of cognitive dissonance I have to overcome to mentally group them even though I consider them one image.

    Also, I often have any given number of a series of burst photos I’ve taken, such as a bird taking flight. Some may be similar enough that I want to keep them grouped and represented by one key photo, but still keep the originals around in case I want to go back and analyze the various originals.

    Acceptance criteria:

    In either case, I need to be able to:

    Group an arbitrary number of photos so that only one shows by default in the library view.
    Have an indicator of some sort that the photo has a group sitting behind it.
    Have the ability to expand the group to see all of the photos within the group.
    Select which photo from the group is the “key” photo displayed in the library view.

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