Madness trigger #03: Aperture stacking versus Lightroom stacking
Stacking is a great invention. It means that related images are grouped together, so that every shot in a continuous sequence can be grouped as a stack, for example, and edited images can be stacked with the originals.
Aperture and Lightroom both do stacking, but not in the same way.
In Aperture, when images are stacked, they’re stacked EVERYWHERE. If you stack a couple of images in a project, they’re also stacked in every album, smart album or light table they appear in.
What’s more, you can choose different stack ‘picks’ for different albums – so if you have an album of black and white shots, you can make the black and white image in the stack the ‘pick’ that’s displayed when the stack is collapsed. Brilliant.