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augusthouse



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:21 pm    Post subject: PhotoAcute Studio Reply with quote

Just came across a program called PhotoAcute Studio.

I've only just begun to explore it.

Highlight the first image in the sequence as the starting point. If your system doesn't have sufficient RAM to handle large numbers of images then don't feed it too many images at once (do it in slabs) or set 'Lattice Density' to 2 and 'Mask Precision' to Medium . 'Mask Precision' set to 'High' is best. If you have sufficient RAM it will handle a significant number of images. Use 'Normal Alignment' in the Depth of Field Expansion process and check 'Fix Color Fringing'.

Read the User Guide...

Thought it might be worth a look.

Depth of Field Expansion (focus stacking), alignment, noise reduction, auto-crop of output image, fix color fringing, expand dynamic range, RAW-in/RAW-out are among its many capabilities. It can also be used from the Command Line.

Interesting toolbox and list of features.

www.photoacute.com

Craig
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Craig

did you finish exploring this software? Is it worth the effort. I was suprised the 100mm Macro was not profiled with more cameras, but I could be a bit prejudice on this.
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augusthouse



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sue,
I've been using it off and on for various tasks. It does have its uses but I have not had cause to explore them to any detailed extent.

The software is rather slow; I thought this may have been due to the fact that I am running Vista, but dmillard reports the same on his Mac (an Intel quad-core and the maximum amount of RAM that Vista 32bit can address later and the situation has not been improved).

Quality is more important than speed, so I was content to wait for good results. It has some quality that I cannot at present dismiss; though the cost would be prohibitive given the uncertainty.

I was loading 40-80 images into the program, so that needs to be considered also. On smaller numbers the results are still somewhat slow in arriving; but the few tests I did are comparable to other software that specialise in focus-stacking. I would like to explore it's HDR and Noise Reduction abilities more than I have at present.

I spent a couple of days playing around with the software and eventually worked out how to address some of its limitations and also noticed some of its potential. Focus stacking was a recent addition to the program and it was that aspect which initially caught my eye.

I am glad to have it in the toolbox; but I would like to see the developers move forward with the program.

One occasion where I used the program - out of curiosity and not with any significant intent - is mentioned in the following post: (this was not a 'stack')

http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5541


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