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    Helicon Soft vs. Photoshop for landscape focus stacking

    Apologies in advance...

    Can some one point me to a thread that compares Helicon Soft vs. Photoshop for landscape focus stacking? Or if the thread(s) is not up to date, can I get opinions on which tends to be the "better" method.

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    J.D.

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    Re: Helicon Soft vs. Photoshop for landscape focus stacking

    Photoshop is best choice for Landscape focus staking. I presently use this for my landscape photography

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    Re: Helicon Soft vs. Photoshop for landscape focus stacking

    In my experience, in ALL kinds of focus stacking, Photoshop is way behind Helicon Focus, which in turn is behind Zerene Stacker. In actuality, Helicon works very well for most subjects and the ones where it doesn't perform well, Zerene ably takes up the slack. Photoshop's stacking, in a word, is a joke. It might work great on low res web jpegs but on high res images it just doesn't work at all. I mean, don't waste your time.

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    Re: Helicon Soft vs. Photoshop for landscape focus stacking

    I use Helicon and am happy with it. I recommended it to a landscape photographer friend who did a rather extreme study versus PS and concluded Helicon was no better than PS. He stacked 10 images for the comparison. I have never used more than five images for stacking and found PS lacked the finer algorithm which I believe Helicon has.
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    Re: Helicon Soft vs. Photoshop for landscape focus stacking

    i do focus stacking not often.
    how you capture the images... with hard and software, or manually focusing?
    how you decide how many frames you need for a sharp picture?

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