Thanks for responding Quickly.
I already had turned up the Adjustment for Vertical & Horizontal position in the Preferences to the apparent maximum value of 30%.
I started to do a bunch of trials to figure it out. I am using Lightroom 3 and was exporting them with the x64 plugin straight into Helicon Focus. I shoot my images with Canon using the RAW format.
So I tried selecting the 3 images in RAW format within Helicon Focus, same result.
I then tried exporting them with the x64 plugin in Lightroom 3 numerous ways (different Formats & Color Space & Bit Depth).
- exported as JPEG - worked like it is supposed to, NO issues - exported as TIFF - does not work, on the Retouching Tab, I select the Source image to Copy from and the images are NOT lined up
and are out of sync
- exported as TIFF with Bit Depth set to 8 bits/component - and it works fine
Conclusion: Works with JPEG and 8 bit TIFFs, BUT Helicon Focus does not like the RAW format (16 bit?), or TIFF 16 bit!
I did check the product description and it says that it supports 16 bit and RAW. I am using Canon Rebel XTi
I hope that this can be fixed. I am liking your product very much except for this one major issue.
I am also comparing it with other Focus Stacking programs to determine which one I am going to purchase and I think Helicon Focus is very good, but could be improved by giving it the ability to use some very helpful shortcuts when Retouching.
Decrease the Brush size: [
Increase the Brush size: ]
Brush hardness - Softer: Shift + [
Brush hardness - Harder: Shift + ]
Some non-Photoshop shortcuts:
Zoom In and Out: Ctrl + Mouse Wheel
Change the Source image: Shift + Mouse Wheel AND/OR Shift + Left Mouse Button and move Mouse up and down
Move image when zoomed (Hand Tool): Ctrl + Left Mouse Button
Thank you for your time.
I just realized I posted this under the wrong section. This is Helicon Filter forum, and I should have paid more attention. I guess that is what I get for staying up way too late working on pictures. Maybe you want to move this over to Helicon Focus section in the forum.