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Focus Stacking Limit

At present focus stacking in On1 2019 is limited to 14 images. This is useless for really detailed stacking please extend the number of images that can be used

10 comments on “Focus Stacking Limit”

  1. On December 4, 2018 at 6:02 pm Clive Collins wrote:

    I agree 14 images may suit some situations but more often it’s more. I can sometimes top the twenties or thirties for images to photo stack.

  2. On December 13, 2018 at 8:04 am Michel wrote:

    Just have a look at Affinity Photo to get a good idea about stacking.

  3. On December 19, 2018 at 8:03 am Christopher B. Merritt wrote:

    My stacking typically uses 50 to 120 images. The ON1 application is of no use to me at present and hopefully will be enhanced to allow processing of much larger stacks.

  4. On December 30, 2018 at 7:50 am Benno Pütz wrote:

    I had just filed the same complaint with support to hear that there is such a limit. I rarely have stacks that small. Moreover, it is not possible tom merge in steps (up to 14 images at a time and then try to merge the intermediate results)
    I would definitely recommend to increase the limit significantly or, even better, remove it completely.

    I have used Affinity and Helicon – neither has this limit

  5. On December 31, 2018 at 7:19 pm Chris Kendell wrote:

    I would advise looking at Helicon Focus for an example of Focus Stacking and how many images one really needs in macro photography to adequately cover a subject.

    I have tried the new feature and while I know it is not fully developed yet, I am hopeful that it will become useful. As it stands right now, it is so far behind Helicon Focus in the number of images you have in a stack as well as the quality of the output of the focus (nearly artifact free with Helicon Focus) that it isn’t worth considering for close up Macro Photography and I am not sure how it will do on my Panorama Landscapes but I am hopeful it will work in those situations. I am looking forward to trying the final product.

  6. On January 30, 2019 at 7:28 am Mark Wilson wrote:

    I was really looking forward to the focus stacking feature in the 2019 release. However, the limit in 2019.2 is still 14 images. That might work for some landscape photography, but for macro work it just isn’t practical. Please fix this.

  7. On February 19, 2019 at 11:45 am Des Benjamin wrote:

    Can I just reiterate, 14 photos is not useful. Hopefully further steps are coming. Thanks.

  8. On May 17, 2019 at 3:39 pm Jan van't Veld wrote:

    It certainly be nice if that number 14 could be increased to something like 200 or so…… so come on please give us an upgrade on this PLEASE!!!!

  9. On July 19, 2019 at 6:54 pm Alexis Melvin wrote:

    Having just 14 images is not really functional for me. My stacks are typically 40-60 images but may be 100+.

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