Lightroom: Stacking Photos

category: Lightroom • 1 min read

Lately, I’ve experimenting with panoramas. The simplest and cheapest way is get a wide angle, not a wide-angle but a really-really wide angle, take the photo, crop and trim, and end-up with a photo that is 200 or 300 pixels tall.

I’ve been using a panorama head, the Panosaurus. I make between 3 to 7 photos and merge them together in Photoshop.

The multiple photos don’t have much value in themselves, they are just the intermediary steps for the final photos, but I want to keep them together. The Lightroom solution is: stacking.

In the Grid view, select all the photos to be stacked: PhotosStackingGroup into Stack or Ctrl/Cmd-G

The problem is that I want the resulting panorama on top.

  • The first image selected will be the one shown on top of the stack.
  • Shift + { or } moves an image up or down within the stack.
  • Shift + S moves an image to the top of the stack.
  • Drag & drop to add an image to the stack.

Lightroom stacking of 5 photos for a panorama, with the panorama on top

Lightroom stacking of 5 photos for a panorama, plus the panorama on top