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by TomMeeks
18.09.2006 06:23
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Touchup Copy & new respect for Helicon Focus Developers
Replies: 1
Views: 4080

Touchup Copy & new respect for Helicon Focus Developers

Now that I have a new camera and macro lens, I really wanted to understand exactly what Helicon Focus could do for me. I had already played with it a bit with another camera and simply let it do its thing automatically. But, it wasn't until I started trying out the touchup 'copy' feature that I real...
by TomMeeks
18.09.2006 04:09
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Suggestion: Undo on Retouch Tool
Replies: 0
Views: 4303

Suggestion: Undo on Retouch Tool

This is a terrific product. Any suggestions I make are in the spirit of making it a nearly perfect one. I realize that the 'Copy' tool is new to this version so it can't be expected to be fully mature. But, the lack of an 'Undo' at various stages is more than a little frustrating. The type of 'Undo'...
by TomMeeks
18.09.2006 02:07
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Source cursor display in "copy source" with HF4
Replies: 10
Views: 11193

I also see misaligned cursors in Copy source and processed

I also see that the cursors are very misaligned between the source and processed images when trying to copy a section from one of my source images to the processed one. This makes one, or the other, cursors useless. I suppose from reading this thread that I should trust the cursor in the processed i...
by TomMeeks
18.09.2006 02:02
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Size differential between Source and Processed in Touchup
Replies: 2
Views: 4707

Oops! Found the answer I believe!

I believe this was addressed in a post that I missed. As the post said "I was misled by the cursor display in the source window. It was so far off the composite that I never tried the "copy source" routine. It in fact does sample the intended region of the source slice .. often far from the cursor d...
by TomMeeks
18.09.2006 01:55
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Size differential between Source and Processed in Touchup
Replies: 2
Views: 4707

Here is a sample image to demonstrate

The two images respresent the size differential between one of the source images and the final processed image. The RED crosshairs represent the 1st detail selected on each image and the BLUE crosshairs the 2nd detail selected in both images. The amount to expand the first image can be calculated by...
by TomMeeks
18.09.2006 01:47
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Size differential between Source and Processed in Touchup
Replies: 2
Views: 4707

Size differential between Source and Processed in Touchup

From what I understand the largest effective image outline in a group becomes the basis for the final processed photo. If I shoot 20 images with a focus rack, and move the rack from the frontal-most focal plane to the farthest focal plane, each copy of my subject in the image will be a percentage la...
by TomMeeks
14.09.2006 22:22
Forum: Helicon Focus: Micro
Topic: Views vs. Posts is astounding
Replies: 2
Views: 6655

Views vs. Posts is astounding

I just noticed that image threads have an enourmous number of viewers and VERY few comments... suggesting that an incredibly wide range of people are intensely interested in the work of macro photography.
by TomMeeks
14.09.2006 14:35
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: Crane fly
Replies: 7
Views: 13266

I constantly see threads arguing against post-processing or 'manipulating' images on various photo forums.

But, without something like HeliconFocus one would NEVER be able to communicate the true beauty and complexity of an insects' eyes. I love this product! :)
by TomMeeks
05.09.2006 18:49
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Help file missing?
Replies: 2
Views: 4950

Thanks Dan,

That's Great!!!

It's a wonderful product and I want to learn it to the fullest.

Tom
by TomMeeks
05.09.2006 15:11
Forum: Helicon Focus: Micro
Topic: Slowing creatures under a scope
Replies: 0
Views: 5948

Slowing creatures under a scope

There are a number of tricks for slowing or momentarilly 'stunning' larger creatures for macro photography... including cold.

I'm wondering if anyone can share some tricks for slowing or stunning protozoa into a moment of innactivity long enough to capture multiple images?
by TomMeeks
05.09.2006 15:08
Forum: Helicon Focus: Micro
Topic: Daphnia (5 image stack)
Replies: 6
Views: 18981

I love the little hitchhikers!!

In fact, I love ALL of your work. It sets THE benchmark for my aspirations in this area of photography.
by TomMeeks
05.09.2006 15:03
Forum: Helicon Focus: Micro
Topic: Is it possible to handheld the camera against the okular?
Replies: 4
Views: 11903

Some inexpensive solutions

I've experimented lining up a camera with a micrscope using an inexpensive copy stand and can get it to work very well. Another inexpensive alternative, if your camera has threads or adapter that can take a filter, is the Scopetronix Digi-T. In both of these cases there is some effort at getting thi...
by TomMeeks
05.09.2006 14:57
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Help file missing?
Replies: 2
Views: 4950

Help file missing?

I downloaded the product. It seemed to install correctly; but, I have no HELP file. I get two numbers in the help dialog?

Also, is there a tutorial area on the website?
by TomMeeks
05.09.2006 14:52
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: 1st attempt at Quicktime VR with Helicon Focus
Replies: 2
Views: 6001

It's a very nice product

It should be one of the more difficult things for HeliconFocus to deal with. First, there was the flatness of the image due to using a light ring; secondly, there was a lack of bright colors and sharp contrasts and thirdly, the camera itself is softer than one might really want for macro shooting. E...
by TomMeeks
05.09.2006 00:17
Forum: Helicon Focus: Macro
Topic: 1st attempt at Quicktime VR with Helicon Focus
Replies: 2
Views: 6001

1st attempt at Quicktime VR with Helicon Focus

You'll have to pardon both the subject and the quality of the camera used in this test. The subject was close at hand, dead and cooperative. The camera was close at hand and has a live video feed so that tracking focus changes are a bit easier... especially for a first time effort. Each VR image was...