I need specific Lightroom workflow help with regard to performing operations on multiple stacks at once.
I start with 100 raw images. I create virtual copies of all because I want to apply a preset with which I'll preview and rate them (because for some projects, I want to rate while viewing b&w, for example).
I go through and end up with 10 of the virtual copies rated with 2 stars.
Q1. How can I automatically collect virtual copies into a stack with their master? (I did this with stack-by-capture time, it seems there would be a more direct way?)
Q2. I now have a bunch of stacks, and by default the master will be on top. How can I cause ALL stacks to put virtual copy 1 (or 2, etc) on top?
The reason I ask is that I use a plugin to allow me to copy metadata "down" a stack, so that in this case the 2-star rating on those 10 virtual copies can get copied to the master photo, which is, in my described scenario, currently unrated.