Stacking Photographs in Lightroom Classic

Adobe Lightroom Classic

Stacking photographs can be helpful when you only wish to display the best of several similar frames in the Library while hiding the others. In Grid view, select the range of photos to be stacked.

Then, choose Photo > Stacking > Group into Stack or Command + G  (Mac) | Control + G (Win). After stacking multiple images, a small icon displaying number of stacked images is visible in the upper left of the photograph’s thumbnail in Grid view.

To expand/collapse the stack, click the small vertical lines on either side of the image thumbnail or, with  the stack selected, tap the “S” key to show/hide the images in the stack.

Additional stacking shortcuts include:

  • Command + Shift + G (Mac) | Control + Shift + G (Win) unstacks images 
  • Shift + [ or ] moves an image up or down in the stack
  • Shift + S moves an image to the top of the stack

Adobe Lightroom Classic

Posted on 02-28-2019


  • By Tom - 8:46 PM on March 2, 2019  

    Great tips on the shortcuts! I have a cheatsheet of shortcuts of common actions — maybe you can share your sheet to the rest of us so we can add them to our sheets 😉

    Tom – (founder