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Bart_van_der_Wolf
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New feature request

Post by Bart_van_der_Wolf » 06.08.2007 18:25

Hi, I'm a new (registered) Helicon Focus Pro (4.16.4) user, and I am happy with the retouching functionality in general (after it gets fixed). However, it can still be very useful to have a layered/masked PSD or TIFF output option for further tweaking (e.g. healing) in Photoshop. Alternatively, output of the individual (masked) layers as seperate files would be useful for large stacks, when the layered files would become uncomfortably big.

Another useful feature would be the optional output of a depth-map (single channel grayscale file with composited masks at different levels of gray). Implementation will have to assume a regular focus interval between images. Such a depth map can be used in Photoshop to selectively re-apply a natural looking DOF blur, but with a lot of user control over aperture shape and highlight handling.

Overall I'm happy with the functionality, although I might think of some other improvements after some more use. Reading through the older forum posts, I also want to thank Dan for the great support he has given other users so far. Keep up the good (parttime) job!

Bart

Dan Kozub
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Post by Dan Kozub » 07.08.2007 14:36

Bart!

Thank you for your suggestions. You can export aligned source images as JPEG file with the Web animation feature.

Bart_van_der_Wolf
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Post by Bart_van_der_Wolf » 07.08.2007 17:14

Dan Kozub wrote:You can export aligned source images as JPEG file with the Web animation feature.
Dan,

Thanks for the JPEG suggestion, but I prefer a 16-bit/channel (or even HDR) workflow to delay posterization and color gamut trade-offs as long as possible (especially if further postprocessing is needed). Hope you'll consider adding 16-bit TIFFs as a minimum.

Best regards,
Bart

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