[KPhotoAlbum] Image Stacking in KPhotoAlbum

Miika Turkia miika.turkia at gmail.com
Wed Mar 16 16:10:52 GMT 2011

On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 5:34 AM, Murray Strome <wmstrome at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I just learned about image stacking in KPA and it looks like a useful
> feature. However, I cannot figure out how to use it effectively.
> Here is what I tried as an experiment:
> I have two photos that I want to stack. They have the same names, except
> two different extensions (one is the original RAW image with .PEF extension,
> the other is the modified image saved as .jpg). I selected both of them and
> then in Edit, I selected "Merge Images as Stack". It seems to have merged
> these two, plus other similar ones into a stack, plus it has also merged a
> bunch of other ones into stacks. This is not what I had wanted. I only
> wanted the two I selected to be put into a stack.

Are you sure there was only the two images selected (and not e.g. other
images selected earlier but scrolled out of the view). The stacking has been
working for me when I have used it (I don't use it regularly).

> More importantly, the image shown after the merge is NOT the one I wanted
> to be visible. I see there is something saying "set as first image in
> stack", but I cannot figure out how to select a different one than that
> which is at the top of the stack.

You have to "open" the stack by clicking on the lower left corner on the
stacking "icon". When all images on the stack are shown you can select the
one you want to be on top.

> I guess I really don't understand how to use this feature, and I have been
> unable to find any clear instructions online.
> Can someone please explain this to me, or point me to some directions that
> someone has already written?

Check out old KPA news, I luckily just found some info on stacking:

Well, even that is no real documentation and a bit dated but best I could
find :(

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