Merging photo stacks with Helicon


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Merging photo stacks with Helicon

In the last movie, you saw me merge my bee stack with Adobe Photoshop. This time, I am going to use Helicon Focus. I'd like you to see the difference between both. Helicon is very reasonably priced. If you do a lot of focus stacking, it's something you may want to consider, because it can sometimes work a lot faster than Photoshop. It very typically can handle a large data set more easily than Photoshop can to break things into batches, and do as many intermediate steps. And also, it can run a little more unattended. You start it up, and you just let it go.

With Photoshop, you've got these three different steps that can each take some time. So, I'm going to go ahead, and just merge my RAW files, so that you can see the final, finished image there. I am going to switch over to Helicon Focus. It's a pretty simple interface. I want to start by choosing some Source Images. So, I am going to hit the plus (+) button, and I am going to just navigate to my RAW files, and select ...

Merging photo stacks with Helicon
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Merging photo stacks with Helicon provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Foundations of Photography: Macro and Close-Up

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