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    Default Helicon Focus samples

    For those of you who don't know what this is, it's a photo stacking software that takes multiple shots of the same scene at different focus depths and then combines them into one photo that is fully in focus.

    The first three shots are samples of 12-15 shots with different focus depths for samples.
    The fourth shot is the finished image.
    These were all shot with my iPhone 10. Ran them through the software then cropped and cleaned them up with a simple photo editor.

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    Their not 100% perfect, but a lot better than they are without the software!
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    @Allen H.

    Nice Allen! Moose no can wait to see more of what software can do. Hint hint... Should be a lot of fun composing various shots. Moose jealous!
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    That's really cool, Allen. I wasn't aware (but should have known) that the technology was available for iPhones now.

    Do you mount your phone on a tripod? I'm guessing it's important to have the exact same frame in each photo.

    And is each depth of field chosen by tapping the screen prior to "shooting", to select where you want the point of focus to be? Like the way you'd normally shoot an iPhone photo?

    Good stuff... Paul

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    Good questions, Paul!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    @Allen H.

    Nice Allen! Moose no can wait to see more of what software can do. Hint hint... Should be a lot of fun composing various shots. Moose jealous!
    Instead of me blubbering on about what it can do, here is a link to their page and a video.

    https://www.heliconsoft.com/helicons...helicon-focus/

    https://youtu.be/UJx9kkMRo1o


    Quote Originally Posted by pwh70 View Post
    That's really cool, Allen. I wasn't aware (but should have known) that the technology was available for iPhones now.
    Do you mount your phone on a tripod? I'm guessing it's important to have the exact same frame in each photo.
    And is each depth of field chosen by tapping the screen prior to "shooting", to select where you want the point of focus to be? Like the way you'd normally shoot an iPhone photo?
    Good stuff... Paul
    Well it's not just for iPhones or any special camera's Paul, you can use any digital camera you'd like.
    I just used my iPhone and transferred the pics to the computer so I could run it through the software.

    Yup & yup, just a typical tripod I've had for years. I found a cheapo phone holder (under $5) that can be used on the tripod.
    If the frame shifts a bit, they do include a cloning tool to adjust the pic. They show how in one of their support videos of a wasp that kept moving it's antennas.

    Yes that rights, on a phone, you just go around the screen and tap for different focal points, it can two or more shots. One in that video was 64 or 84 shots?


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    Good questions, Paul!
    Sorry Gordon, should have explained it a bit more, just didn't want to go blubbering on if most knew about this program.
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    Thanks, Allen. This gets me motivated to get Helicon on the new laptop. Had it on the old computer, but never used it. I know my pix here could benefit from better depth of field.

    I think you should retitle the topic to "What the Helicon!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    Thanks, Allen. This gets me motivated to get Helicon on the new laptop. Had it on the old computer, but never used it. I know my pix here could benefit from better depth of field.

    I think you should retitle the topic to "What the Helicon!"
    You're welcome.
    Damnit, that would have been funny.
    I'm not sure how to do that? Maybe one of the Mods could?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen H. View Post
    Maybe one of the Mods could?
    Yeah, Helicon do it.

    (sorry, couldn't resist, I know you don't want this thread to be focused on puns...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen H. View Post
    Well it's not just for iPhones or any special camera's Paul, you can use any digital camera you'd like.
    That's good. I thought your iPhone had dusted my Nikon DSLR in one quick post.
    I think it still may have, but at least I can take the same shots on my camera now and validate its existence.

    I'm gonna check out that software for sure - I know its been mentioned on the forum at least once before, but I kind of forgot about it.

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