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Blurry Edges

Unread postby simmsimaging » 08.11.2016 20:56

I have had this problem with a soft edge all around high-contrast transitions on most of my projects lately. These are from very high res images (10K x 11K pixels). The stack is about 50 shots. Typical stacks have been 20-50 images at this resolution. I have tried a lot of combinations of radius and smoothing and method A and B, but cannot get rid of it.

Any suggestions, or is this just a limitation of the process?

Thanks for any help

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Re: Blurry Edges

Unread postby Stas Yatsenko » 09.11.2016 11:24

Please upload your stack to our server (as described at http://www.heliconsoft.com/ftp-server/) and we will see what is happening.
If you are user of GoogleDrive, DropBox, OneDrive or other cloud service, you can upload your files there and send us a link.

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Re: Blurry Edges

Unread postby simmsimaging » 09.11.2016 17:55

Posted a set of jpg versions and the combined image to a shared Google Drive folder. I will email you the link. Thank you!

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Re: Blurry Edges

Unread postby Stas Yatsenko » 10.11.2016 15:27

Thanks for the stack. We would recommend to use method C for such cases. Method B works best with objects that can be approximated with continuous surface. Protruding objects and intersections always result in artifact of various kinds. Remember that you can combine results of method B and method C on the Retouching tab.

You stack also shows artifacts of optical kind. Edge of blurred foreground object becomes semitransparent when the focus moves to backward image. The only way to minimize such effect is to make aperture smaller.

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Re: Blurry Edges

Unread postby simmsimaging » 10.11.2016 17:44

Thanks for taking a look. I will try with method C.


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