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by paddler
17.09.2009 05:40
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Sometimes HC can't seem to pick the sharpest photo
Replies: 2
Views: 3018

Linty, Lots of practice and a good tripod along with a remote shutter cable are keys to getting good sharpness range throughout your images. I know when I started I had similar problems but I paid close attention to the images I'd taken, began to notice gaps in focus between images and got much bett...
by paddler
19.07.2009 06:41
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Is anybody from Helicon reading this forum?
Replies: 3
Views: 3443

I couldn't disagree more that Helicon isn't supportive. I've seen Dan Kozub posting and replying in here quite often and he has always answered my e-mails. In fact, HeliconSoft, and Dan, have provided the best software support, through this forum and by e-mail, of any company I've ever purchased sof...
by paddler
03.06.2009 10:15
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Resolution of Output Image
Replies: 4
Views: 5299

Very cool, thanks Dan. The ability to set bit depth and dpi would be very helpful.
by paddler
29.05.2009 06:53
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Resolution of Output Image
Replies: 4
Views: 5299

I'd like that feature as well. I absolutely love Helicon Focus but it would be great if I could set it to output at 16-bit depth for my Photoshop files.
by paddler
20.03.2009 09:56
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Focusing on multiple slices
Replies: 2
Views: 3124

A couple of things to think about. First, ignore that green light because you are focusing by eye rather than by the grosser method of the autofocus so there will be times when your slice will focus on only a small part of the image that the camera sensor won't recognize. Also, make sure that you ha...
by paddler
13.11.2008 08:38
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Comparison of Photoshop CS4 image stacking and Helicon Focus
Replies: 2
Views: 8782

Nice image Gniss and a great comparison between the two software platforms. I don't know why Adobe Photoshop tries to compete this way with good third party applications like Helicon Focus. They do it also with HDR and the HDR interface and application in Photoshop is garbage, especially compared wi...
by paddler
08.09.2008 03:07
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Navigating files
Replies: 0
Views: 3864

Navigating files

Dan, I notice that when I have a lot of files in the file list on the right hand side of Helicon Focus window I cannot navigate through the list using the window slider bar as in most programs. I can't click and hold the slider to drag it or click in the slider bar to get it to advance one window fu...
by paddler
18.06.2008 01:34
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Macro Sized Cicada
Replies: 1
Views: 4423

That's a great shot. Can you give us some details on your technique? What camera and lens you used and how many images in the stack? The cicada looks alive, was it that still while you were shooting it?

Tom
by paddler
13.06.2008 03:39
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Does your software degrade the original sharpness?
Replies: 5
Views: 5765

Yeah, I understand what you're talking about. I get the impression that it doesn't degrade the original images any, in terms of what gets included in the final product, but it does miss occasionally, especially when there is a pretty wide range of focus "slices". I've also noticed though, that a lot...
by paddler
13.06.2008 01:39
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Error while processing
Replies: 0
Views: 3978

Error while processing

Dan, I received, consistently, the following error while processing a particular stack of photos. "Internal error: cannot process current images". It had no indication of what the error might be, if it involved any particular image or at what point in the process the problem occurred. I could reprod...
by paddler
13.06.2008 01:35
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Does your software degrade the original sharpness?
Replies: 5
Views: 5765

Wow, I haven't notice that in my usage of it. If anything, I'm seeing far sharper images and more WOW factor in my shots with this than by using DoF and aperture. Post Helicon sharpening in Photoshop is far more effective also than with images straight from the camera.
by paddler
03.06.2008 20:17
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Brightness slider in Helicon focus?
Replies: 3
Views: 4435

brightness slider

Thanks Dan, I understand what it does but I'm not clear on why it is necessary. Even though there have been slight variations in brightness in my images in the stack the results have always been incredible and well-balanced in terms of brightness. I've set it at maximum and at minimum but can't quit...
by paddler
30.05.2008 22:31
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Brightness slider in Helicon focus?
Replies: 3
Views: 4435

Brightness slider in Helicon focus?

Dan, I can't tell you how much I love this program, thank you so much for creating it. As I've been playing around with it and the various adjustments I'm having a hard time understanding the function of the brightness slider in the clone window. If I adjust the slider anywhere other than the defaul...
by paddler
27.05.2008 10:10
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: A few images !
Replies: 10
Views: 13005

Excellent. Thank you for the information J-P, I appreciate it. I'm just getting started myself and find I'm having a great deal of trouble acclimating to the fine adjustments needed to the focus ring on a lens to get the necessary slices in any kind of even distribution of focus but the issue of per...
by paddler
26.05.2008 23:53
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: A few images !
Replies: 10
Views: 13005

a few images.

Those are beautiful images. Do you use a focusing rail or the lens focus ring? What sort of flash do you use and at what setting?