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by jwcane
11.08.2015 20:26
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Overview of Settings
Replies: 1
Views: 3077

Overview of Settings

Would one of you please point me to an overview of HF settings (radius, smoothing, methods) and how they affect the results. Have been a user for several years. Until now, I have been accepting default settings, but would like to have more insight, since I am doing more and more focus stacking. Resu...
by jwcane
08.03.2015 22:26
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: HF Result is Modifying DNG Settings?
Replies: 2
Views: 1714

Re: HF Result is Modifying DNG Settings?

Guess I should add: Attempts to render my 12 images are getting the response that brightness varies by more than 70.x%. That may be due to small size of subject and variations in ambient light. I can try to adjust for that and re-process after that.

Any other ideas appreciated.
by jwcane
08.03.2015 21:07
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: HF Result is Modifying DNG Settings?
Replies: 2
Views: 1714

HF Result is Modifying DNG Settings?

Let me start by again complimenting HF on a superior product. A joy to use, and very helpful in my work process. I just merged a dozen Adobe DNG images all saved with a standard preset in Adobe Camera Raw. Result contains a disappointing bias toward over-bright highlights, which was in fact the enti...
by jwcane
31.03.2014 05:54
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Resizing a small image
Replies: 1
Views: 1185

Resizing a small image

I have a number of small images which I would like to enlarge. I noticed that with HF, multi-focal renderings are completed at a much larger size than the individual images from which the renderings were created. I am now thinking of using HF to combine multiple copies of the same image, in order to...
by jwcane
06.05.2013 19:11
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: HF as Photoshop Plugin
Replies: 1
Views: 1783

HF as Photoshop Plugin

Please advise if there is a Photoshop plug-in configuration for HF 4.7.2 Pro, that allows image editing by HF while working within PS.
by jwcane
06.05.2013 19:09
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Bad Format of DNG
Replies: 1
Views: 1264

Bad Format of DNG

Recently processed my DNG's successfully. Now trying again and getting an error. These DNG's were downloaded from Panasonic G2K,converted from RW2 to DNG, as per normal. Tried several sets of multi-focus images. Same result. Error message is: "Invalid image format. All images in stack should have sa...
by jwcane
23.01.2011 06:10
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Update Failed
Replies: 2
Views: 1192

Re: Update Failed

Believe the update has now succeeded. I can start Helicon Focus. I have version 4.2.1 (1804). Please confirm that update has been installed.
by jwcane
23.01.2011 05:56
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Update Failed
Replies: 2
Views: 1192

Update Failed

Opened Helicon Focus on my Mac. Received a notice about an update. Tried to install. Dragged icon into the Apps folder on desktop rather than apps folder in the install window. Nothing happened. Am now unable to open Helicon Focus. Restarted OSX, no help. Would you please point me to a reinstall/res...
by jwcane
08.08.2010 04:27
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Ghost Image
Replies: 2
Views: 1530

Re: Ghost Image

Looking further, found that the low-contrast "copy" outside the image in the attachment is actually an outline from the second image. It appears that manual focusing caused a significant expansion of the image. Please advise the accepted procedure for altering the size of an image. I tried changing ...
by jwcane
07.08.2010 23:54
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Ghost Image
Replies: 2
Views: 1530

Ghost Image

Tried superimposing two images in focus mode. Result was an off-color, expanded copy of the main subject of the image. In the attachment, around the white flower, you will see a greenish, low contrast copy of the flower, larger, all around the exterior of the white bloom. What settings can I use to ...
by jwcane
03.06.2010 00:03
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Panorama Adjustments
Replies: 2
Views: 1784

Re: Panorama Adjustments

Sorry, it is more complicated. there appear to be two issues. 1. Can I resize one image in Helicon prior to rendering a panorama? 2. In rendering the panorama, program appears to revert to focus mode and to reverse the desired order of images. That is, with "Panorama" selected and two images in sequ...
by jwcane
02.06.2010 23:47
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Panorama Adjustments
Replies: 2
Views: 1784

Panorama Adjustments

In panorama mode, please advise if possible how to adjust size of one or more component images, before or after rendering.
by jwcane
01.01.2010 04:09
Forum: Helicon Focus: Micro
Topic: Incomplete Merging
Replies: 1
Views: 5632

Incomplete Merging

My xDOF sequence may have been compromised by a breeze blowing during the image making process. Tried using HF twice with similar outcomes. See attached.

Please advise if any HF program settings might help in this case.
by jwcane
21.06.2009 23:00
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Ghosting
Replies: 1
Views: 2108

Ghosting

I'm getting ghosting as shown in attached image. Please show me how to correct this. Of the dozen or so times using Helicon Focus, this is the first time that I have had this issue.