I have a number of diagrams (right now 8) that depict different stages of an algorithm, each in its own figure environment together with a caption and a label I am referencing in text (the description is quite lengthy, currently it has 6 pages). However, the pictures are quite similar and it is silly to put them in the list of figures under short-captions like "Algorithm 4.2, step 42".
I am looking for a solution that won't put a number of similar entries in the list of figures, but will still allow to reference at least the first diagram, and will make the all of them feel like a part of a series.
For example we could number the diagrams like subfigures, i.e., "Fig 4.2a", but keep them in different figure environments, and then put only the first one as "4.2" in the list of figures.
Even better, perhaps we could put in the list of figures a range, like "Fig 4.2-4.9" or "Fig 4.2a-4.2h".
I don't really know how to make it appear nicely, so I'm open to different solutions as well. Thank you for your help!
(I'm not providing a minimal example because it would be quite lengthy and it wouldn't contain anything special. Yet, if you want me to provide one, I will edit it in.)