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Handheld stacking in Helicon software?

 
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Bcald7



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:07 am    Post subject: Handheld stacking in Helicon software? Reply with quote

I like using Helicon software. I can't get good results with handheld stacks. Especially when the frames are misaligned quite a bit. Photoshop auto-align works pretty great but I can't figure out how to align them in PS and send the aligned layers to Helicon.

Is there a way to get Helicon to align as well as PS?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helicon has a end-user forum.

https://www.heliconsoft.com/focus/help/english/HeliconFocus.html#HF_ADJ
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, sorry. I didn’t realize nobody here used Helicon software.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No reason to be sorry, lots of people use Helicon here, including me. I was just letting you know they have a forum. I don't know the answer to your question and thought the link might help. I've never done any hand held stacking.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Regardless of the stacking software that you are using - you are likely to get unpredictable results without a tripod or some other stabilization platform. Reliable stacking requires axial stability more than lateral stability - so if your images are shifting right/left/up/down then they are likely shifting unpredictably in the focus dimension as well.

But - to answer your PS question about Layers:

If you use Auto-align in PS to align laterally, you can export these images to individual files using File->Export->Layers to Files. Then you can import these files to Helicon to stack.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FYI, I have Don Komarechka snowflake book (AKA = donkom here) and he only does hand held macro shooting. His snowflake images are very impressive.

https://skycrystals.ca/product/sky-crystals-unraveling-the-mysteries-of-snowflakes-book/

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

... also IF you use Photoshop, got to Youtube and look up auto align layers. There might be others besides this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_MAN08qgKk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOYpq-f0yxg

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