Lightroom Classic: Stacking / Unstacking Frame Capture from video.

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Hi guys. I can’t seem to create an individual image from a video to edit. It only wants to stack the image in the video but won’t allow me to access it. LR Classic
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Matt Orr

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Rick Spaulding, Champion

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Hi Matt,

Is it possible you just need to unstack the images? 

Try this:

1. right-click the video thumbnail
2. Choose Stacking > Unstack

Does that help?
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Thanks for the reply Rick.
Unfortunately when I try to unstack it the icon showing the stacked image disappears and nothing else happens.
I will keep trying. Cheers
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Tried disabling filters too? 

And tried checking the folder, not just the collection?
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It would be good to identify whether this is a bug or merely a consequence of LR's wierd stacking design.  You wrote, " It only wants to stack the image in the video but won’t allow me to access it. ".  Can you post a screenshot of the entire LR window when this occurs?  The screenshot will likely give very helpful clues about what's going on.  And can you give details as to what you mean by "won't allow me to access it"?

Here's a more precise description from the Help about how LR handles the capture frame:

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/help/video-lightroom.html

Note: Lightroom Classic CC stacks the capture frame with the video clip. The stack is only visible when viewing All Photographs or the folder containing the clip. If you captured the frame while in a collection, the frame will be added to the collection but the stack will only be visible when in All Photographs or the containing folder. Neither the frame nor the stack will be visible when viewing smart collections, published collections, Quick Collection, Previous Import, or other built-in collections.

(I think that paragraph gives a taste of how confusing the stacking design is.)
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That's true! Previously I viewed in Previous Import collection, not in the folder library itself. So obvious! Thanks.