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Please check that the images are shot in consecutive order w

Post by jp37421 » 08.09.2015 13:26

I have seven images that I am trying to stack and I get the message: Please check that the images are shot in consecutive order with roughly equal step. I can choose any two of the seven images and it will stack them but if I try more than two it gives me this message. Any suggestions?

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Re: Please check that the images are shot in consecutive ord

Post by jp37421 » 09.09.2015 00:13

I am getting this on version 6.3.0 and 6.3.5. I am using a Macbook Pro on OS X Yosemite 10.10.5. Help please

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Re: Please check that the images are shot in consecutive ord

Post by Stas Yatsenko » 14.09.2015 10:44

Please upload this stack so we can check it.

The program aligns images and it this messages appears if magnification factor changes randomly.

This might be alignment problem or the images were indeed shot in a non-consecutive order. (e.g. focused at 10cm, 14cm, 12cm)

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Re: Please check that the images are shot in consecutive ord

Post by victorwol » 25.11.2015 08:32

I've seen this problem when images reach 9999 and cycle back to 0000 in the middle of a stack sequence. It would be cool if your software could actually use the time stamp on the photo to order them as on option to the picture number, this could help in that case.

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Re: Please check that the images are shot in consecutive ord

Post by Stas Yatsenko » 25.11.2015 16:16

We'll consider it, but file name is more consistent and reliable. Various software might refresh the timestamps unpredictably either upon processing or upon moving / copying files.

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Re: Please check that the images are shot in consecutive ord

Post by victorwol » 25.11.2015 19:16

doubt will change the time on the Exif... but thanks for considering it.

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Re: Please check that the images are shot in consecutive ord

Post by Stas Yatsenko » 14.12.2015 16:21

So this feature is, in fact, based on the EXIF time, not file time. But turned out that we were taking the wrong EXIF tag into account so it didn't always work. It's fixed in the new Helicon Focus 6.5.0.

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Re: Please check that the images are shot in consecutive order w

Post by AndyA » 17.01.2019 20:59

Stas,
I'm seeing this problem when bringing in images from the Lightroom export (DNG). I'm on Helicon 6.8, Windows 10, LR 8.1. The stack consists of 44 images. The image names begin with MG_9994, MG_9998 and then cross over to MG_0005 and end with MG_0169 (I shot HDR style so the file name of every other image in each of my four stacks are is increased by four). I'll try to manually change the file names so that they all start after MG_9999 but I thought this issue was fixed in 6.5. Please advise.
Thanks.
Andy

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Re: Please check that the images are shot in consecutive order w

Post by Stas Yatsenko » 18.01.2019 12:42

I don't see how we can do anything about this, or how it's an error on our end. Helicon Focus relies on image names being ordered by focal plane position, and your stack breaks the ordering when the counter overflows from 9999 to 0000. Were the shots obtained with Helicon Remote? You could call this a bug in Helicon Remote, but then, there's no way to avoid this issue when the width of the number is fixed to a certain number of digits. Perhaps, you should simply use a 5 digit counter instead when taking your shots?

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