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Grouping Photos into Stacks

Lightroom’s Stacking feature enables you to group related photos into a condensed stack in the Library Grid. By grouping images into stacks, you can save room in the Content area and ultimately spend a lot less time scrolling through thumbnails to find a specific image you’d like to work with. Note that grouping images into stacks will only affect the way the thumbnails are displayed in the Grid. It does not change the location of the files on your system.

Group related photos into a virtual stack

  • dark-yellow-circle01.jpg Select any image thumbnail (or multiple image thumbnails) from the Grid or Filmstrip.
  • dark-yellow-circle02.jpg Choose Photo > Stacking > Group Into Stack. You can also right+click (Win) or Control+click (Mac) and select Stacking > Group Into Stack from the contextual menu.

    Lightroom creates the group. The number of images in the stack is displayed in the upper-left corner of the topmost thumbnail.

  • dark-yellow-circle03.jpg To expand the stack, click the left or right edge of the topmost thumbnail, or choose Photo > Stacking > Expand Stack. You can also right+click (Win) or Control+click (Mac) and select Stacking > Expand Stack from the contextual menu.
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