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sapper
7th August 2009, 10:25 AM
I just seen some cracking pics in AP, macros of bugs, not my subject but I was impressed with the technique, I would use it for flower shots.

Question is, is there any focus stacking software that can be used on a Mac? Preferably free or shareware.

Dogcow
7th August 2009, 11:13 AM
I am not aware of any free- of shareware apps, but I do know CS4 is offering it. However for me not enough a reason to make a dent in my wallet...:)

I'll keep a lookout for you.

Dogcow
7th August 2009, 11:20 AM
I did a fast search on the Internet and it came up with:

Helicon Focus (http://www.heliconsoft.com/heliconfocus.html)
PhotoAcute (http://photoacute.com/)
and an astronomy program which should do the same:
Keith's Image Stacker (http://keithwiley.com/software/keithsImageStacker.shtml)

You can try them all out to see what fits your needs the best.

Looking forward to see some stunning results... *chr

sapper
7th August 2009, 11:32 AM
I am not aware of any free- of shareware apps, but I do know CS4 is offering it. However for me not enough a reason to make a dent in my wallet...:)



Nor me :):)

DerekW
7th August 2009, 01:02 PM
Do you have any layer based SW if so you could possibly use a combination of layers and layer masks to allow relevant parts of each image to be visible and so give you the appearance of a large depth of field.