Lightroom: Autogroup Bracketed Exposures

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This conversation has been merged. Please reference the main conversation: Lightroom: Better auto stacking for bracketing,HDR, and panoramas

Add a feature to LR that groups bracketed exposures into a stack (or other grouping mechanism based on bracketing). This is different from the current feature that stacks based on time elapsed between shots. This would actually have smarts to collect different exposures taken and group them together.
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For a photo to be a member of a bracketed exposure set:

* which things will be exactly the same (or nearly the same - quantify) as other members in the set, and
* which things will be different (and by how much..).

Once well-defined, if that's possible, then this request can be easily accommodated by a script, or plugin (or help Adobe to implement natively..).

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I'd be happy if a plugin solved this, but when you bracket, quite often photos are shot right after each other, so they are often shot very closely together in time, and the Exposure Bias changes.

For example, when I shoot HDR I might have a -1 EV, 0 EV, and +1 EV set of 3 photos or I might have -2 EV, -1 EV, 0 , 1 EV, and 2 EV. I'd love for there to be a way , in addition to setting a time interval (as Auto Stack does today) to also ask the Auto Stack to look at the Exposure Bias, and group photos that are shot in sequence AND with different Exposure Bias to be grouped into a stack as a Bracket set.

Perhaps Auto Stacking today can be made to do this, but I don't think it could properly distinguish times when I happen to snap two or three shots quickly in succession vs a series of differing EV values. When the EV values are different with shots close together in time, you can be certain they are a bracketed set.
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Merging into another topic.

Please reference the new conversation here: Better auto stacking (merging)

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