Photo stacking progams

1 year 7 months ago #595791 by bones1
I have been taking phots of the Milky Way for the last few months, when conditions allowed, but with no great success. I took them all in RAW, and I never tried stacking yet. When I did some reading about how to, on LR/PS, it sounds pretty, I guess in depth.
Is LR the best choice, as far as results vs. time effort go? Or are there better choices out there, for Windows users, which I am? If anyone is into Nightscapes and stacking, please let me know. Thank you.


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1 year 7 months ago #595794 by Ziggy
Have you explored Photoshop stacking feature?  Go:  File
>  Scripts
> Load Files into Stack


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1 year 7 months ago - 1 year 7 months ago #595813 by effron
What would be the purpose of stacking Milky Way images? Unless you're doing a time lapse.
See this........

www.lonelyspeck.com/how-to-process-milky...-in-adobe-lightroom/

Why so serious?
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1 year 7 months ago #595820 by garyrhook

bones1 wrote: I have been taking phots of the Milky Way for the last few months, when conditions allowed, but with no great success. I took them all in RAW, and I never tried stacking yet. When I did some reading about how to, on LR/PS, it sounds pretty, I guess in depth.
Is LR the best choice, as far as results vs. time effort go? Or are there better choices out there, for Windows users, which I am? If anyone is into Nightscapes and stacking, please let me know. Thank you.


Um, what do you mean when you say "no great success"?

Without knowing anything about your equipment and exposure, all that can be suggested is to go read up on astrophotography. Both in capturing images, and in processing them. There's -tons- of information out there, for both LR and PS.

As for stacking, +1 on "why"? We don't stack astro images, unless we want star trails. Certainly not the Milky Way.


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1 year 7 months ago #595876 by Nikon Shooter
Since some years now, I've adopted Helicon Focus for the
constant results… very happy!

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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1 year 7 months ago #596089 by effron
I used Helicon for a few years, changed out my computer and lost the license. CombineZ and Zerene are a couple other good stacking software....All offer free trial....but still, NOT needed for Milky Way processing.

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