Hi Guys, Although I mainly use Aperture for my catalog and most of my raw processing, I do have a few plug-ins like, DxO, Nik Software and a few others,
I also have Adobe CC for those things that only PS does best
I was thinking of getting some stacking software like Helicon focus or Zerene Stacker but a friend pointed out that PS can do all this, including a pano stitch if I wanted
So, after consulting Dr YouTube, I thought I would have a go, Went through the process and finally, the stacked image was done just perfect, but not without glitches in the final steps, "auto blend images and stack images" I got the coloured spinning beach ball, this spinning ball then froze, I then moved the cursor, and it would run again and the progress "snake", move along a little bit more
The above went on and on and I had to continually move the cursor to get things moving again
Are some parts of PS just glitchy? I would have thought my iMac had enough under the hood to blitz this kind of stuff My iMac specs, iMac 2012 3.4 Ghz i7 OSX Mavericks up to date as 10.9.2 750GB SSD 32GB ram
I ran 2 stacks that worked a treat, one was 8 images and the other 12 images, but the dreaded SBBOD (spinning beach ball of death) each time
FWIW, all other edits in PS run as fast as I can click, its only when I try the stack that I have the problem, (haven't tried a stitch yet)
is dedicated software for stacking a better solution? I should add, I am converting the NEF's to PSD for the process in PS ....Gary
I used to have a photographic memory but never got it developed
#1. "RE: CC-Stacking-Imac and SBBOD!" In response to Reply # 0
I've never done any focus stacking so I can't help you there. But I've used Elements for stitching panoramas. Even Elements does a pretty good job on panos so I'd expect full Photoshop to be at least as good.
Recently though I discovered Microsoft ICE (Image Composite Editor) which is a pano stitcher. Stitching is all it does. It is fast, simple, seems to work fine, fairly small download, and is FREE. Google Microsoft ICE and you'll find it. Proviso - I have not used it in anger myself yet but I have seen it demonstrated and I have it ready to go for the next time I want to stitch.