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Tue, Mar 27, 2012 3:48 PM


Lightroom: Auto Stacking for bracketing

Feature Request: Auto Stacking for bracketing. We know the camera make, have a auto stacking feature that will (if selected) look at the camera, the order of bracketing (user defined) & the EV (0,+,-) and stack everything selected that meets those criteria.

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9 years ago

Have you looked at the Autostack by Capture Time... feature. It will get you a lot of the way there. I realize it isn't what you are asking for but it might help you as a work around.

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9 years ago

Help topic on the subject:

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9 years ago

Rikk and Jeffrey,
Autostack by capture time often doesn't work. Using the EXIF info (I know at least canon puts it in there for all modes except M, B) to know if it was bracketed, would help the autostack. see topic for discussion of scenarios where autostack doesn't work.



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Merging to another topic.

Please reference the new conversation here: Better auto stacking

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6 years ago

Hi all,

I just released Stacker 2.0 (free), which I think works well for:

* HDRs
* Panos

but maybe not

HDR Panos (yet)

It has 2 main advantages over built-in auto-stacking:
* Timewise, it considers time from shutter closed to re-opened, not just capture time, so works well for long-exposure bracketed shots too.
* Supports exposure criteria: you can say whether exposure should differ by a certain amount (e.g. HDR components), or should be close to the same (e.g. Panos).

It doesn't consider camera identification, nor proprietary metadata, yet, but it easily could, and maybe will soon.

Note: if it does NOT work well for you, then help me figure out why not! (contact me offline).

Oh - it only works in Windows a.t.m., but it's on my to-do list to port to Mac.