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In part two of Chris Orwig's Lightroom Essentials, you'll learn how to add important metadata to your images that will help you find and filter your library, process images and video, and export, email, and share photos—all from within the powerful Library module in Adobe Lightroom. First you'll learn how to flag, rate, and rank your photos and use the information to find images that match those criteria. Then tag them with locations and add keywords and identifying information that clearly distinguish the subject and your copyright. Chris also shows you how to make image adjustments with Quick Develop, and play, trim, and edit video. Lastly, find out how to export your photographs to a hard drive, email them to friends and clients, and upload them to sharing sites like Flickr and Facebook.
Another way that you can organize your photographs in the library module is by grouping multiple images together in to what's called a stack. Let's take a look at how we can do this. You can see that I'm viewing these images in the grid view and the last three photographs in this particular folder are all very similar. And what you may want to do is stack together similar pictures. To do that click on one. Then hold down the Shift key, and then click on the last image in the set. Next you can group these into a stack by navigating to the Photo pull down menu.
Here we're navigating to Stacking. Then you want to choose Group Into Stack. There's a shortcut there. It's Cmd+G on a Mac or Ctrl+G on Windows. And think of that as G for group. When you click on this menu item, what it will do is it will collapse those images into a stack. Almost like you have a stack of cards, so that you only see the top card, and that's covering the cards underneath. Well to expand the stack, just click on this little icon right here, that will expand it, click again in order to collapse.
You can also expand or collapse the stacks by pressing the S key. Press the S key once in order to expand it, press the S key again, in order to collapse that. If ever you want to get rid of the stack, well just navigate back to the Photo pull-down menu, choose Stacking, what you can do is select the option which is Unstack. That will then remove that stacking feature from these photographs. And here we've looked at how we could stack together images which are located next to each other. You can also stack together other photographs as well. So here I'll go ahead and click on this picture, hold down the Cmd key on a Mac or Ctrl key on Windows, and then click on a few other images as well. In doing this, you can see that I have different photographs which are selected. To stack these photographs together, we'll use the exact same process. Here, I'll go ahead and select Photo, and then Stacking, and then Group Into Stack. When we select this you'll notice that it will rearrange our pictures there a little bit because that has reorganized them into a stack. To expand this, press the S key or click on this icon. We can now see all of these photographs which are part of this stack here. If ever you want to add an image to a stack, let's say you forgot to add these two here, well you can just click on a photograph and then drag that into that stack.
And that will then become part of it. So now here you can see the stack contains all of these photographs. So if we collapse this you can see it's now one big stack which contains a lot of pictures. You can also remove a single image from a stack. To do that, navigate to the Photo pull down menu, choose Stacking and then select Remove from Stack. What that will do is remove just one of those photographs, in this case this picture here. Alright, well there you have it. That wraps up our conversation about how we can work with stacks which allow us to group images together here in the library module.
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