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I have just tested the focus stacking function on my Nikon D850 in the rules of the art: fixed subject, full aperture macro lens, camera on tripod. 10 frames of 45Mpx each.
I followed Photoshop's processing procedure and stopped it after 10 hours when the working time indicator was at a quarter of the process, i.e. a total predictable time of 40 hours! I then did the same processing with Helicon software which completed the job in ten seconds!
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Please help, thank you
Something's wrong here. Photoshop will do this in seconds too. 10 x 45 MP is nothing out of the ordinary.
One thing that can throw this process off, is if you have "content-aware fill empty areas" checked. Make sure this is unchecked.
All that said, PS focus stacking has its shortcomings, and it may well be that Helicon Focus does a better job. Or Zerene Stacker. They are both specialized software for this.
Many thanks, but I didn’t find ‘content-aware fill empty areas’ on my last up to date PS (2021 - 22.5.0), and I buy a Helicon Focus license.
One more thing: make sure alignment is good between all frames. It can sometimes need a couple of pixels nudging. Check at 100%.
Hello, fellow french-speaking Dan Simmons reader 😉
Could you share some informations about your setup? Please check on Help>System info...
Merci à vous deux. En effet, comme c'est la première fois que j'utilise cette nouvelle fonction, je m'y perds un peu...
PECourtejoie (Canadien, je suppose ?), que voulez-vous savoir ?
Belgian 😉 you can paste everything from that menu in here, so that all relevant info can be found...
I communicate from Switzerland. Here are the 3 steps I completed, the last screenshot shows the beginning of the PS treatment that I stopped because it took too long.
I work with a Mac Pro end of 2013, 32 GB RAM, 10.14.6, 480 GB SSD for system and applications, PS 2021/22.5.0. Nikon D850, Sigma 105mm macro stabilized lens.
Be sure to check that if the layer is unlocked or not Also, check if there is any transparent pixel they will be turned into white automatically.
Thank you. For me the problem is still not solved and as a result I now use Helicon Focus...