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Mon, Feb 3, 2014 7:16 PM


Lightroom: Better way to stack images

Currently the auto stack looks at the difference between the "start" time between images. If the exposure is longer than the start time, then the images are not auto stacked.

Improvements for LR auto stack

1. look at the end time when calculating the time difference between images

2. Set up an auto stack HDR mode. Not only look at the time difference but also look at exposure data. Auto stack HDR based upon user selected parameter - change shutter speed, change aperture (unlikely), number of images to be in the stack.

3. Set up auto stack Panoramic/focus stacking mode. Not only look at the time difference but also check to make sure exposure data is the same for all images.

4. Create a semi-automatic mode, that lets me color code images to the stacked. I could apart a stack into smaller stacks (stack 1 would be red, stack 2 would be blue, ...) or combine images/stacks.

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6 years ago

The auto-stack feature of Stacker (a free plugin I wrote) does exactly what you suggest in bullets 1 & 3, and something similar in #2: it considers a consolidated exposure (taking shutter speed, aperture, and ISO into account). It's a new feature, and if it doesn't work well enough, it can be improved - contact me offline for that.

@2014-11-11, it only works in Windows: