Lightroom: Bracketed Photos - Group or Color Code in Filmstrip and Grid views

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It's very tedious to examine the timestamp of photos in the filmstrip to see if they're part of a fast burst of bracketed photos I've shot. These photos I edit in Merge HDR photoshop.It would be great if in the filmstrip and grid views if there was some sort of marker, color coding or color banding so I know those 3,5,7 photos are part of a group I need to merge HDR. The timestamp, exposure, aperature, focal length, ISO could be examined to determine groupings.

Same concept but applied to photos meant for a panorama.

Thanks for listening!
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Piero Rocca

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Rob Cole

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Good idea.

For the mean time, consider auto-stacking (stack all those whose capture time differs by no more than..).

If auto-stacking not serving well enough (e.g. composite components not shot in bursts, or you have bursts for things which aren't to be composited..), then consider using Relative Antics plugin to find related photos (according to any criteria you can think of, including exif metadata not normally available in Lightroom) and do things to them (like stack them, put them in a collection, or assign a binding metadata item to them..).

To be clear: I/we realize you are wanting something simple, automatic, and built in, but for now..

Cheers,
Rob
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Hi Rob, thanks for this! I didn't know about Auto Stacking. It works ok. In my test I got a lot of stacks that had nothing to do with bracketed exposure. It mixed in bracketed shots with high FPS action shots. If auto-stacking could be taken to the next level and look at the exposure info that would be fabulous. I do find the stacking indicator when collapsed doesn't stand out very well If I'm trying to scan the screen quickly. It's a very thin strip of grey amongst gray. Perhaps an option to change the color of the strip would be in order.

Thanks again!
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I dunno if you're anti-plugin or not, but if you can specify a formula for exactly which items should be included/excluded, I could easily roll that into a preset for Relative Antics (plugin). If not interested, no hard feelings..
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Nope not at all adverse. Checking out your website now. Thanks for double checking with me! I missed the second part.