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Old Aug 31, 2011, 8:18 AM   #1
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Does anyone use a free photo stacking programme that they could recommend?
Free so i can play and decide if i like it before paying out for something that maybe just as good as a free one.
Easy to use too would be good,lol.
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Old Aug 31, 2011, 9:08 AM   #2
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Try CombineZP - it's freeware
http://www.hadleyweb.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/CZP/News.htm

I think you can try before you by on these

http://www.heliconsoft.com/heliconfocus.html

http://www.zerenesystems.com/cms/stacker
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Thanks Clint, long time no see, hope you are doing well. Will go look adn thanks again. E.
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These programs look realy interesting! What can we do with theme, hi hi? I just installed CZPBatch, but I can do nothing with it!
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Download the Microsoft ICE for free from MSN.
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These programs look realy interesting! What can we do with theme, hi hi? I just installed CZPBatch, but I can do nothing with it!
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Download CombineZP and install it - it's about the easiest one of the freeware to use and install.
http://hadleyweb.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/CZP/CombineZP.exe

Here's an example of stacking










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Any hint, clint, how to start with it?
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You really need a tripod or firm surface so your camera doesn't move.

Basically you take a series of pictures focusing each time, say from back to front (I usually take 3 or 4 pictures). Then you open CombineZP , select NEW project, select Align and Balance pictures, then select Do Stack. If the stacked jpgs are done right you get great depth of field in your picture. The detail is great. However, your subject and camera can't be moving when you take the picture.
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Thanks Clint! Homework for the weekend!
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Thanks Clint, long time no see, hope you are doing well. Will go look adn thanks again. E.
Doing well Eysha - doing most of my posting on the Close-ups forum since I don't have the FZ35 anymore.
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