Helicon Focus is able to generate a focused image by combining multiple partially focused photos.
Helicon Focus is great if you need to process macrophotography or optical microscope images in order to deal with the shallow depth-of-field problem.
Helicon Focus is also able to align pictures which is very useful when working with macrophotography.
Here are some key features of "Helicon Focus":
· Automatically adjusts and resizes images (important for stereomicroscopes and macrophotography)
· Uses all available processors (1.7 times faster with 2 processors, 2.3 times faster with 4 processors)
· Preserves details by using advanced interpolators for image manipulation (Lanczos, Sinc256)
· Internal workflow always uses 16 bit color depth to preserve colors
· Processes an unlimited number of images in the stack
· Supports dust map to automatically remove black points from the resulting images
· Automatically adjusts brightness of the adjacent images
· Reads RAW, 8bit and 16bit TIFFs, JPEG, JPEG 2000, BMP, etc.
· Writes 8bit and 16bit TIFFs, JPEG, JPEG 2000, BMP
· Adds text and scale bar
· Provides command line interface to call it from other applications
· Retouching brush to clone from aligned source images to the resulting image (cannot be performed with external photo editor)
· Export of 3D model to Helicon 3D Viewer (included into Helicon Focus installation)
· Batch mode to process multiple image stacks or the same stack with different parameters
· 2D micropanorama
· Export of animated stacks
· 30 days trial period.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Added plug-in installation for exporting images from Lightroom.
· Added new render method "C".
· Updated Helicon Focus engine.
· Improved performance for application processes.
· Fixed some UI bugs.