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Dec 24, 2010 22:36 |  #1

I used Zerene Stacker to stack 7 files.

Here's the first and last pix.


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Dec 24, 2010 22:37 |  #2

And here's the finished product.

What do you think?

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Dec 25, 2010 00:16 |  #3

Came out very well !
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Dec 25, 2010 01:44 |  #4

yeah! awesome!!


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Dec 25, 2010 01:45 |  #5

I'm not too familiar with Zerene stacker- is it automated, or do you still have to do a bit of manual selection?


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Dec 25, 2010 07:33 |  #6

You have to select how you want it stacked, three options, and then it just does it. The tedious part of the whole thing, to me, is taking the pix. The more pix you have, the better the stacked pic will be.

ZS, the software itself, is not difficult at all

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Dec 25, 2010 13:45 |  #7

Here are the 7 pix I used.

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Dec 29, 2010 11:33 |  #8

good work. I would assume a tripod is necessary for stacking?


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Dec 29, 2010 12:18 |  #9

asty80 wrote in post #11535041 (external link)
good work. I would assume a tripod is necessary for stacking?

no a lot of people shoot sequences for stacking hand held with flash, line up does not need to be perfect. Obviously in low light or doing an enormous number of images then you would need a tripod and possibly a focus rail.


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Dec 29, 2010 15:51 |  #10

racketman wrote in post #11535329 (external link)
no a lot of people shoot sequences for stacking hand held with flash, line up does not need to be perfect. Obviously in low light or doing an enormous number of images then you would need a tripod and possibly a focus rail.

How would the framing be perfect then? wouldnt the composition of each photo be off by a bit ? Does the software take care of that?


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Dec 29, 2010 16:21 |  #11

asty80 wrote in post #11536657 (external link)
How would the framing be perfect then? wouldnt the composition of each photo be off by a bit ? Does the software take care of that?

Yes the software has to resize each picture anyway but also allows for some FOV movement as well.
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