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Software Discuss Olympus Master, Studio and Viewer software applications as well as third party programs like Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Apple Aperture, and others.

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Focus Stacking Software.

I am currently doing some serious macro photography and would like to try focus stacking.
Has anyone got any recommendations for which is a good software package?
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Re: Focus Stacking Software.

Have a look here fella

http://www.e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=22685
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Re: Focus Stacking Software.

Thanks Gregles.
Looks like I'm going to download the helicon trial software and buy a focus rail as soon as my new OMD arrives!
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Re: Focus Stacking Software.

No probs

Look forward to seeing some shots
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If you can afford it, consider a digital tablet and pen, for touch up work.
I haven't used a rail, but feel (perhaps incorrectly) you might not need one until you go closer than 1:1 magnification (17mm horizontal field of view, with a m/4/3 sensor).
Helicon is good, I chose it because they allowed me to buy the first year at a big discount, to be applied to full purchase later. Zerene seems to be more popular with the close up crowd. There are free programs out there too, but I've found them difficult to use, at least the mac versions.
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Re: Focus Stacking Software.

Helicon Focus gets my vote, and it works with Olympus RAW files

Have a look at these:
http://www.e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=17995, posts 1, 6 and 14 cover the technical details

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http://www.e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=18038
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