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ret1rd



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:31 am    Post subject: New to macro. Query about Helicon Focus Reply with quote

Almost all the posters on this forum seem to use Zerene focus stacking software. I have been using Helicon Focus. Is Zerene significantly better? Also, I have tried posting emails to the Support area for Helicon, but receive no response. Does anyone know if the company still exists?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Full disclosure: I am Rik Littlefield, the fellow behind Zerene Stacker.

Regarding the comparison, see http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=198463#198463 and the surrounding thread.

As far as I know, Helicon is still alive and well and living in Ukraine. The support part of their forum (http://www.heliconsoft.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=10) shows responses even as recent as today.

--Rik
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ret1rd



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:14 am    Post subject: thanks for your help Reply with quote

I was wrong about the lack of response. I sent an email to Helicon and thought I would get one in return. Should have posted on the forum.
I followed your link to the thread and found it helpful. It still seems true than most of the users of this forum use the Zerene software and I will try it out.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:28 am    Post subject: Helicon Reply with quote

I have tested Helicon Focus against Zerene Stacker with the sane series of shots, and Zerene easily won out. Helicon had too many artifacts - most notably haloing.

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