Color Correction

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Color Correction

Unread post by jimshirey » 19.05.2013 17:50

is there any software out there that can "equalize" the color distributions between two otherwise identical images? this problem comes up when i'm running a stack and the cloud thickness changes or a haze goes over the sun. this can totally ruin a stack and it's impossible to make adjustments by hand.

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Re: Color Correction

Unread post by Stas Yatsenko » 21.05.2013 14:04

Helicon Focus automatically adjusts brightness of images in a stack (see Preferences/Autoadjustment).

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Re: Color Correction

Unread post by jimshirey » 18.05.2014 02:47

brightness is not the problem. the problem is color value. when a cloud crosses the sun, everything shifts from warm colors to cooler ones. when the cloud passes by, everything goes back. i can make some brightness adjustment myself by keeping an eye on the exposure meter, but adjusting for temperature is impossible in a large stack.

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Re: Color Correction

Unread post by Stas Yatsenko » 20.05.2014 11:21

It is recommended to set all camera settings to manual (focus, ISO, time, WB) to avoid such variations. The only solution I can see is to use method C, it should give better result that A or B.

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