Lightroom: External Editing preference "stack above" or "stack below"

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In the Lightroom 4 External Editing preferences, there is a preference "Stack with original". With this enabled, external edits are always stacked below the original. I would like external edits to stack above originals, and currently that is not possible.

Please provide a further preference "stack above" or "stack below", with respect to the original.

Curiously, this functionality already exists in the Export dialogue - where there is an "Add to Stack" option with a further choice given to the user: "Below Original" or "Above Original".

Please consider adding this control for external edits.
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Chris S

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Posted 6 years ago

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John Ellis

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Sigh, in LR 3, external edits were always stacked above the original, which seems like what most people would want. I don't recall seeing any requests to change the behavior on these forums.

I wonder if this change was deliberate?
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Chris S

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I recently saw a thread (on another forum) where someone reported that the "backward stacking from LR4 beta" has been resolved. I wonder if they are/were referring to the external edit stacking behavior described above. I can not yet confirm this myself (I'm still waiting on a LR4 upgrade key from Adobe).

[I should have been clearer in stating that the original comment was based on behavior seen with the LR4 beta, before the full LR4 release was available.]
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I just upgraded from LR 4 beta to LR 4, and this bug is fixed -- external edits are put on the top of the stack, not the bottom.