Stacking software

Started Apr 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
ata3001
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Re: Stacking software
In reply to ejw07, Apr 12, 2013

I downloaded a free trial of Helicon focus & then tried the same grouping of shots using Photoshop CS6 focus stacking. Photoshop did a better job of it. Helicon Focus left swirl patterns in the flowers colors that really weren't there. Photoshop left stacking artifacts that are easily removed. My test subject was a flower sort of like a lily, but I don't think it was. It was  13 shots with focus extremes from the tip of the stamin to deep into the flowers center. Tripod mounted Nikon D700 w/Nikon 105 Micro-Nikkor & cable release, mirror locked up.

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