Bridge: Stacking development

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Suggestions for development: Bridge stacking of images.
1) Auto stacking with selectable sensitivity.
2) If labeling a collapsed stack, it should apply to everyone in the stack, for example if you give the validation 5 stars then all in the stack will get 5 stars.
3) Include "stacks" in the search-selection and filters.
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Cristen Gillespie

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> If labeling a collapsed stack, it should apply to everyone in the stack, for example if you give the validation 5 stars then all in the stack will get 5 stars.

I think the way it currently works is better because it's flexible. If I want to apply a keyword, label, or rating to every file in a stack, with the stack closed, I Opt/Alt-click on the stack to select everything in the stack, then apply whatever I want and it will be applied to every file that's selected. But if I just want the top layer to have added metadata, I simply click on it. The rest aren't selected, so won't be affected.

I don't think I know what auto stacking with selectable sensitivity is. If it requires Adobe Sensei to know what belongs in a stack, I don't think AI is that far along. If it's something else, I'd love to know more. I depend upon stacks to stay organized, so I'm very much in favor of any improvement to them.
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Thanks for your answer.
I have tried auto stacking and have started to like that feature. In my case, it is very similar images (I work for brokers, can differ a little on the angle and exposure in the pictures) that I want to be included in the stack - as it is now there is almost zero tolerance in variation of the pictures taken together in the automatic stacking. Therefore, I would like a tolerance option before the function starts. Example; hard, medium or soft as an alternative.
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Yes, it's true it doesn't do the kind of thing it sounds like you're asking for. I think it was developed only for HDR and Panos, hasn't been updated, and relies upon camera metadata as much as any actual Sensei detecting similarities. In fact, I can give it almost identical images and it can't find them to stack them. It just says they're not HDR or Pano. To Sensei it would be a no-brainer.  '-}

I'd like what you're asking for, if I now understand it. If images have enough in common to meet the (sliding scale?) for how close they have to be in order to be considered for a stack, that would definitely be beneficial for a lot of types of photography. Instead of my going into a shoot, for instance, and defining stacks manually based on a change/no change that Sensei by now certainly can detect, I could set it to detect a significant enough change that it put the photos into a different stack, but did stack those that were very similar (same model, different pose, but not different clothes, as an example, or for a wedding, same people, same clothes, but very different backgrounds, such as in the church and outdoors)—just not qualifying for HDR or Pano. A lot of work, but building on what Sensei already can do, it's no longer asking for the moon.

Am I understanding you better now?
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Yes, that's right. Thanks!