Macro Focus Stacking

Started Apr 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
digital ed
digital ed Veteran Member • Posts: 3,539
Re: A first try using Helicon Focus

Duncan C wrote:

I just downloaded a trial of Helicon Focus, and it certainly makes the process simple.

However, I see some of the same artifacts that I see with PS CS 6's merge layers command. It has areas where it selected pixels from the wrong layer, creating "blurry bits" that don't belong.

Here is a 100% crop of an example image:

Helicon seems to have problems with edges, where Photoshop's blurry bits are in irregularly shaped blobs that don't follow edges as much.

How would you go about correcting flaws like the above in Helicon?

When choosing run you have three choices for the method to be used. You can try all three without changing the basic stack photos. For the photos I have taken I find Method C most often the best. You can also edit the stack filters to correct the blurs. View the videos on the subject on the Helicon website.

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