Right, Geoff - thank you for the clarification (i.e. that Capture One may substitute for Lightroom rather than Photoshop). Interesting about your friend going back to Lightroom since his client insisted on it.

Amazing to have 1200 source images combined into one photo. Wow! Sounds complicated.

Best regards,

On Nov 20, 2017, at 2:05 PM, Geoff Thompson wrote:

My email gets swamped with Facebook messages and I was tied up with a big project, involving 1200 source images in one big merged photo. So I missed some of this discussion.
I just wanted to clarify; Capture One is an alternative to Lightroom, not Photoshop. I use it for adjusting photographs out of cameras but always go to Photoshop CS6 for any fine pixel adjustment.
In this big project I did twelve focus-stacked images, each of about 100 source images. I stacked the images with Zerene Stacker software, carefully editing back the hairs from multiple sub-stacks and then reediting back the scales along the hairs from the original stack. I then merged them all in Photoshop CS6. The resulting image of a tiny peacock spider abdomen is 88 megapixels. The actual abdomen is 2-3mm across.
A friend who built my system had to go back to Lightroom on a new system at the insistence of the client. He couldn’t get over how flat the images appeared by comparison.


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