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Working with stacks

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Another way that we can organize or group our photographs together in the Library module is by working with Stacks. Stacks allow us to combine similar images together. This can be helpful in a situation like this: here is this People folder, you can notice that I have a couple of photographs of one subject, a couple of another or, three of this subject, and so on, and so forth. And let's say that rather than viewing all of these similar images, I want to stack these together. Well, to stack two or more images together, hold down the Command key on a Mac, or Control Key on Windows, and then click on the images which you want to stack or group together.

Working with stacks

Another way that we can organize or group our photographs together in the Library module is by working with Stacks. Stacks allow us to combine similar images together. This can be helpful in a situation like this: here is this People folder, you can notice that I have a couple of photographs of one subject, a couple of another or, three of this subject, and so on, and so forth. And let's say that rather than viewing all of these similar images, I want to stack these together. Well, to stack two or more images together, hold down the Command key on a Mac, or Control Key on Windows, and then click on the images which you want to stack or group together.

Next, on a Mac press Command+G, on Windows press Control+G; that will then group those images together. To expand the stack, to see the photograph that is part of the stack, here we can click on this little icon to expand it. You can also expand or collapse a stack by way of a shortcut. If you press the S key -- think S for stack -- you can expand or collapse that stack, as I'm doing here. Next let's take a look at how we can do this with a few more photographs.

Here I'll click on this one, hold down Command or Control, click on another, then press Command+G to group those into a stack. And let's also do that with these images. The first two are black and white; the third is color. Hold down the Command key on a Mac, Control key on Windows, select those images, and then press Command+G to group. Well, once I've grouped those photographs together, I've decided that with this set, I actually want a different photograph to be up top; to be first.

So let's take a look at how we can change this. Here I'm going to click on my thumbnail slider to increase the size of that, so that we can really focus in on what we have here. I'll go ahead and decrease that just a little bit here, so we can see that. Next, let's expand the stack by pressing the S key. In doing that, we can now see that we have these three images. This one is first, this one is second, and then we have this image third. Let's click into the third image of this stack. Well, what I want to do is I want to move this image up in the stack, so that it's closer to the front.

To do that, we'll press the Shift key, and then the bracket keys. If you press Shift+Left bracket, you can see how you can move that image to the left in the stack. Press Shift+Right bracket, and you can see how you can move that to the right. Now, if you have a photograph that you know that you want to move straight up to the top of the stack, well just hold down the Shift key, then press the S key. That will then move that to the top position. Why does that matter? Well that matters because if we collapse the stack by pressing S, now this is the photograph which we'll view.

Well now that we've modified that stack, let's say that we've decided that we want to unstack photographs. Let's click here in these two pictures. If we press the S key, we can see that we have these two photographs stacked together. Well how can you unstack pictures? Well what you can do is, go ahead and click into the stack, and then you can press are really handy shortcut. The shortcut is Shift+Command+G on a Mac, or Shift+Control+G on Windows. Now you can see that these two pictures, they're no longer stacked; they are just standing alone by themselves.

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  1. 3m 0s
    1. Welcome
      1m 29s
    2. Using the exercise files
      36s
    3. Tips for getting the most out of this course
      55s
  2. 24m 51s
    1. Using advanced shortcuts for the Full Screen and Lights Out modes
      3m 0s
    2. Minimizing different areas of the interface
      3m 27s
    3. Exploring background and panel shortcuts
      3m 34s
    4. Advanced panel navigation
      2m 58s
    5. Choosing the different modules
      4m 9s
    6. Accessing contextual menus in each module
      2m 25s
    7. Adjusting preferences and catalog settings
      1m 11s
    8. Looking up keyboard shortcuts
      4m 7s
  3. 10m 10s
    1. Working with the interface
      3m 47s
    2. Importing images and videos
      3m 47s
    3. Understanding tethered capture
      2m 36s
  4. 20m 22s
    1. Zooming in on images
      4m 0s
    2. Exploring the Survey and Compare views
      4m 53s
    3. Rotating the image
      1m 52s
    4. Exploring view options
      3m 47s
    5. Creating a layout overlay
      2m 38s
    6. Finding and selecting images
      3m 12s
  5. 34m 25s
    1. Renaming and relocating images
      4m 55s
    2. Adding labels, stars, or flags
      4m 58s
    3. Deleting images quickly with flags
      1m 59s
    4. Changing labels, stars, or flags
      3m 17s
    5. Filtering based on labels, stars, or flags
      2m 3s
    6. Finding images quickly
      1m 45s
    7. Working with stacks
      3m 22s
    8. Working with collections and target collections
      3m 5s
    9. Using and showing Quick Collections
      2m 46s
    10. Creating, using, renaming, and moving folders
      2m 59s
    11. Removing and deleting with shortcuts
      3m 16s
  6. 7m 17s
    1. Adding and editing keywords quickly
      3m 7s
    2. Using keyword shortcuts and enabling keyword painting
      2m 0s
    3. Using keyword lists and saving metadata
      2m 10s
  7. 5m 21s
    1. Working with a second monitor
      2m 37s
    2. Exploring advanced dual-monitor shortcuts
      2m 44s
  8. 9m 6s
    1. Exporting a photograph
      3m 39s
    2. Editing in Photoshop
      4m 19s
    3. Emailing a photograph
      1m 8s
  9. 4m 30s
    1. Viewing video
      1m 47s
    2. Setting in and out points
      1m 52s
    3. Exporting video
      51s
  10. 28m 53s
    1. Correcting tone and white balance automatically
      1m 40s
    2. Correcting white balance
      1m 29s
    3. Making adjustments in the Basic panel
      4m 9s
    4. Navigating between basic panels
      2m 46s
    5. Resetting the image to its default settings
      2m 27s
    6. Understanding how to show and correct clipping
      5m 1s
    7. Synchronizing and copying settings
      6m 34s
    8. Viewing before and after
      2m 6s
    9. Quickly converting to black and white
      1m 37s
    10. Showing information overlays
      1m 4s
  11. 28m 16s
    1. Creating virtual copies
      5m 39s
    2. Working with virtual copies
      3m 40s
    3. Using Snapshots to save settings
      3m 36s
    4. Creating custom presets
      2m 24s
    5. Using the Targeted Adjustment tool
      3m 37s
    6. Creating strong black-and-white conversions
      1m 54s
    7. Making better split-toning adjustments
      1m 27s
    8. Sharpening and improving the details in your photos
      2m 43s
    9. Soft proofing shortcuts
      3m 16s
  12. 18m 10s
    1. Exploring tool strip shortcuts
      54s
    2. Cropping and resetting a crop
      2m 10s
    3. Changing the crop overlay
      2m 35s
    4. Switching the crop orientation
      1m 28s
    5. Retouching with the Spot Removal tool
      2m 24s
    6. Making corrections with the Adjustment Brush
      6m 14s
    7. Using the Graduated Filter
      2m 25s
  13. 6m 18s
    1. Zooming in on the map and changing the map style
      1m 31s
    2. Finding a location and adding images
      3m 53s
    3. Adding GPS information and moving markers
      54s
  14. 9m 23s
    1. Viewing the book project
      1m 51s
    2. Toggling the visibility of guides
      2m 31s
    3. Working with type
      3m 23s
    4. Making selections
      1m 38s
  15. 8m 20s
    1. Playing an impromptu slideshow
      1m 52s
    2. Playing and viewing a slideshow
      1m 42s
    3. Creating a custom template and saving the slideshow
      2m 55s
    4. Exporting as PDF, JPEG, and video
      1m 51s
  16. 7m 28s
    1. Choosing the Print module and changing the page settings
      1m 21s
    2. Customizing the layout and viewing the guides
      2m 35s
    3. Modifying the print settings
      1m 51s
    4. Creating a custom template and saving the print
      1m 41s
  17. 3m 40s
    1. Exporting and reloading
      1m 30s
    2. Previewing in a browser and saving your web gallery
      2m 10s
  18. 43s
    1. Goodbye
      43s

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