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I need ON1 to stack photos the same way Lightroom does. I shoot a lot of HDR (usually 5 exposures) and use the Stacking feature in Lightroom to prep these images for the culling process. It’s just a few steps. Select the photos I want to group. Click on the images I want the app to display and then hit command G. In ON1 I select the photos I want to group. Then use a drop down menu to select the poster photo. then use the drop down menu to group into a subfolder. The subfolder process ALTERS the file structure on my hard drive which is unacceptable. Can we get a simpler, more Lightroom like approach?

17 comments on “Stacking”

  1. On August 4, 2018 at 1:50 pm Bastian wrote:

    Wasn’t this a function which was promised for the 2017 version? It was on the list of new functions to come for free. Would be great to be able to group photos like in Aperture.

  2. On August 19, 2018 at 4:13 am Michael Dean wrote:

    Would like it if Stacking work like it does in Photoshop and also have an Auto-Stacking option. Additionally, it would be very useful to also have Auto-Blending such as in Photoshop as well. This will remove the need to always have to go to Photoshop for these options when ON1 could be the main tool for Stacking and Blending.

  3. On August 23, 2018 at 7:57 am William Westerhoff wrote:

    Several members of our DIGITS group have expressed a strong desire to have a stacking capability. Thanks

  4. On August 23, 2018 at 5:55 pm Carolyn Ray wrote:

    The ability to Stack images in Browse would be ideal. LR has a good model to choose which images to stack, to choose a cover image, and to move the images within the stack. That would be helpful for a transition to ON1.

  5. On August 26, 2018 at 11:21 am Peter Gunnel wrote:

    There is a very large range of genres that would benefit from a comprehensive stacking ability in On1. Various competitors of photoshop have introduced them, but On1 is seriously lagging behind in this respect, unfortunately (as I feel a certain loyalty to On1). Come on guys: noise control, focus work, blessing, object removal (or inclusion), milky way, night shots, HDR work. Because this is a suite of tools that has such comprehensive possibilities, it really grates on me that we haven’t seen anything of this in On1. What I mean is, that On1 has such a user friendly, intuitive approach to their implementations and this is a huge gap that could cover so many users, I cannot imagine that this would be the than a huge positive. My apologies for seeming frustrated by this, but Ive been banging on for a long time – I don’t want to use alternatives!

  6. On August 26, 2018 at 11:31 am Ric Ettinger wrote:

    Having more experience with ON1 now, it seems to me that Lightroom style stacking should be a slam dunk with cataloged folders.

  7. On September 8, 2018 at 1:45 pm Brad Glass wrote:

    Please bring stacking to PR! I use stacking with averaging frequently for noise reduction in photos taken in dark interiors where tripods aren’t allowed (e.g., cathedrals). Seems like a general stacking tool, with automatic alignment, should be fairly feasible now that HDR merge is in place.

  8. On November 21, 2018 at 2:16 pm Michael Rowe wrote:

    Agreed…an important feature in LR that needs to be in Photo RAW. Disappointed that it has not yet appeared in the 2019 version.

  9. On December 25, 2018 at 6:15 pm Ralph Hill wrote:

    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 would 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.

  10. On January 30, 2019 at 4:23 pm Daniel Bell wrote:

    Every six months or so I check on the development of this feature. Every time I see lots of folks requesting it. And yet it does not appear in the program. Even though for years I have regularly updated my On1 software, I have reached the point where I will not upgrade again until On1 implements the ability to stack images in Browse.

    For the time being, CS will remain my main program, and I will continue to look at other options for transitioning off of CS.

  11. On April 20, 2019 at 9:09 am Joel Rosi-Schwartz wrote:

    I would like to add my support to this feature request. There are a few LR/PS features that I miss when using PR. This is definitely one of them.

  12. On May 12, 2019 at 1:00 pm Bastian wrote:

    Same here, every few months I check the status of this function. When is it coming?

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