Hello Graham! I hope I didn't confuse you, because I'm using the German version and am not sure about the terminology in the English version
Stacking is only relevant if you want to use RAWs and JPGs but don't want to clutter your library. Otherwise you can easily do without stacking.
Apart from how the stacks behave with only the top-of-the-stack receiving any changes (but it's easy to flatten the stack) and the small gripe when you want to call CaptureNX with the original NEF, I think it's the best for catalogueing, tagging, searching your pics. And that
is getting increasingly tedious with over 10,000 (x2) files flying around on my comp
Best thing is if you start using LR early and do all the tagging from the beginning, everything is much easier than taking your time after 10,000 shots and adding tags afterwards.
And it can start the Flickr uploader but unfortunately "forgets" to upload the tags, only the IPTC-data go with each file. But Flickr cannot search those...
I almost never use the "develope"-, "print"- or "web"-part of LR. I use "develope" only to crop [EDIT:]
and to eliminate unwanted parts or dust-marks from the pic with the copy/repair-stencil, which I very much miss in CaptureNX.[/EDIT]
Plus I use the dia-show, because it's easy to select/filter in the library and then immediately present. And you can use both monitors in a multi-monitor-setup, where one monitor is setup for portrait-format. Although no automatic switching depending on the format of the image
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