Focus Stacking Macro Photos (Open Source Enfuse)

5 image stack combined using Enfuse 

A method of stacking multiple focal-plane images from macro shots into a single image with fused in-focus regions.  This tutorial is a straightforward walkthrough on aligning the images (using Hugin's align_image_stack), then feeding the aligned images into Enfuse.

A base set of parameters for Enfuse are given that produces good results for many images.  In the event that the results are not satisfactory, then a more advanced set of options are explored to fine-tune the results.

Focus masks automatically generated by Enfuse to isolate the in-focus area of each image.

The full walkthrough and further examples can be found here:

patdavid.net - Focus Stacking Macro Photos (Enfuse)

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