Lightroom: Stacks needed in LR3 Collections

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LR3: Could you please make stacks work in collections. I use stacks to arrange multiple exposures (HDR), identify sets or phots in a Panarama, as well as sometimes to hide less desirable photos. It is a shame that the work I do to catalog their relationship in the native folders does not show through in the collections the photos are members of - it means I make a lot less use of collections. I would be really helpful to (a) define diffent kinds of stacks (HDR/exposure, Panarama, Photo Grouping, etc), and (b) to make it so the stacks show through in the collections.

If you defined some types of stacks, I would think that plugin developers could leverage that (i.e. HDR tools. panorama tools, 3D tools, etc). I know it's a pain when I have to drop out of light room & rummage through the photo files to re-assemble the stack set (I won't even start my rant on how Bridge & PSE catalogs don't seem to share the same info as LR)

I have read enough to know that people are not always using stacks the same way. People seem frustrated that they take actions on the top item & it does not occur on other stack members (unless you unfold the stack). You could make this a (preference) setting/toggle to either behave this way, or to have actions cascade and apply to all members of the stack.

I think when you associate a stack to a collection, by default all photos in the stack should be associated to the collection: I think when you drag the top member of a stack to the collection that all elements of the stack should be moved tot he collection, and that the stack relationship should be preserved. I think that if you unfold a stack & select individual members of the stack to move to a collection (or if you do this by filters), then I understand that the collection can't preserve the stack.
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Oops, forgot that one.
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You can have collection stacks be same as folder stacks using Stacker:

http://www.robcole.com/Rob/ProductsAn...