Best auto alignment software for photo stacking.

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Re: Best auto alignment software for photo stacking.
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Invanovich22 wrote:

s_grins wrote:

Invanovich22 wrote:

Digital Nigel wrote:

Invanovich22 wrote:

Eh Photographer wrote:

Check out Helicon Focus...

Tried it cannot handle alignment.

Here are the images if someone wants to try.

I processed both raw images in PhotoLab using my standard preset, then used Affinity to stitch them. This is the result without cropping:

I think you used a panorama, however what i needed is focus stacking, in this case even Affinity does not provide satisfactory alignment.

So, you want a focus stacking software. But why do you need focus stacking software for landscapes?

Please, educate me.

Please see three images in beginning of this article.

Well, I've looked into this article.

For such a kind of "focus stacking" you do not need a special software, alignment, and the rest of photo science.

What you need is 2 shots taken one after another. One with focus on foreground, another with focus at background. Having these 2 shots you can create a combined photo of your landscape by using well known layers technic plus a little of touch up.

Normally, photographers use focus stacking for macro shots with razor thin DOF

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