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Stacks

If you have Stacks enabled in your library settings, you may come across pictures that are associated with more than one media file.

To see all pictures with a group of related files, open Stacks in the expanded Search navigation:

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For what reasons can files be stacked?

  1. Files sharing exactly the same file and folder name will always be stacked, for example /2018/IMG_1234.jpg and /2018/IMG_1234.avi
  2. Files with related, sequential names like /2018/IMG_1234 (2).jpg and /2018/IMG_1234 (3).jpg may be stacked as well (optional)
  3. Pictures were taken at the same GPS position and second (optional)
  4. Image metadata contains the same Unique Image ID or XMP Instance ID (optional)

You can change the behaviour for 2 - 4 in Settings.

If you change the stacking settings, already stacked files will not be unstacked automatically.

  1. Click on

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  2. Use arrows to see all photos of the sequence

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Change Primary Files

The JPEG file marked as primary is used in our views. It is listed first in the files tab.

To change the primary file:

  1. Open the photos edit dialog

  2. Open Files tab

  3. Click of the file you want to set as primary

  4. Click primary

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Unstack Files

  1. Open the photos edit dialog

  2. Open Files tab

  3. Click of the JPEG file that is not marked as primary

  4. Click unstack

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Now, both files appear in our views.

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Delete Non-Primary Files

  1. Open the photos edit dialog

  2. Open Files tab

  3. Click of the JPEG file that is not marked as primary

  4. Click delete

  5. Confirm

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