Comments on: Image Stacks in Photoshop CS3 Extended http://photoshopnews.com/2007/03/27/image-stacks-in-photoshop-cs3-extended/ The latest news about the top pixel wrangling application on the planet. Tue, 07 May 2013 17:23:28 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: kseidman http://photoshopnews.com/2007/03/27/image-stacks-in-photoshop-cs3-extended/comment-page-1/#comment-10121 kseidman Sun, 22 Apr 2007 05:09:49 +0000 http://photoshopnews.com/2007/03/27/image-stacks-in-photoshop-cs3-extended/#comment-10121 I am wondering if this image stacking technique would be useful and practical in my situation.

I shoot medium format Velvia or 100 TMAX and then scan the 6×7 transparencies/negs with a film scanner (Minolta MultiPro, 3200 ppi). Resultant files are 350 MB each. Images are landscapes, always shot on a tripod.

CONCERN/QUESTION: Can CS3 Extended successfully align and stack such large files? I am not sure just two images would reduce noise much (1/sqrt(2)) but perhaps stacking four (noise reduced by factor of 2) would be useful? Note, at present I have a PC with 2GB of RAM. I would upgrade to 4 GB (and use the 3GB boot.ini switch) to give more RAM to CS3 Extended if I thought this technique could work.
Any thoughts or advice greatly appreciated.

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By: Martin Evening http://photoshopnews.com/2007/03/27/image-stacks-in-photoshop-cs3-extended/comment-page-1/#comment-10062 Martin Evening Sat, 21 Apr 2007 10:34:54 +0000 http://photoshopnews.com/2007/03/27/image-stacks-in-photoshop-cs3-extended/#comment-10062 The two image stacks techniques described here are indeed useful, especially for noise reduction. I agree, it is a shame that the median and mean rendering were not available in the standard version. When it came to writing an update for the book I did want to avoid devoting space to features that were only in ‘Extended’. I did keep to that plan mostly, but this particular feature was just too interesting to leave out of the book, especially since there will be professional users who are going to be getting the premium upgrade.

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By: solly http://photoshopnews.com/2007/03/27/image-stacks-in-photoshop-cs3-extended/comment-page-1/#comment-9999 solly Fri, 20 Apr 2007 00:17:03 +0000 http://photoshopnews.com/2007/03/27/image-stacks-in-photoshop-cs3-extended/#comment-9999 I can see a lot of potential for my still photography especially with the noise reduction in difficult light. Thanks for the explanation. The likelihood of forking out for extended after upgrading and getting into Lightroom in hopes that it becomes what we dream of is not too high (as in zilch). This should have been in CS3 (regular). It looks like a bad marketing decision re still photographers and one that makes me very grumpy. On the other hand, I can’t wait for your new book if extended isn’t requisite for making it useful. Thanks again.

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By: Martin Evening http://photoshopnews.com/2007/03/27/image-stacks-in-photoshop-cs3-extended/comment-page-1/#comment-9968 Martin Evening Fri, 06 Apr 2007 23:33:43 +0000 http://photoshopnews.com/2007/03/27/image-stacks-in-photoshop-cs3-extended/#comment-9968 The Adobe site displays a semi-available icon, but I have never been able to see any explanation as to what that refers to. Image stacks are in essence Smart Objects that you can assemble with the auto align option switched on. The key feature presented here is the ‘Stacks rendering’, and in all the correspondence I have seen, this ships with extended only. All I have to check this against are my Extended version beta copy and standard version public beta copy. I don’t believe there has been any shift in plan here.

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By: paulwasserman http://photoshopnews.com/2007/03/27/image-stacks-in-photoshop-cs3-extended/comment-page-1/#comment-9966 paulwasserman Fri, 06 Apr 2007 14:31:04 +0000 http://photoshopnews.com/2007/03/27/image-stacks-in-photoshop-cs3-extended/#comment-9966 This is a great technique, but I wonder if I need to get CS3 Extended to make use of it. I understand from the Adobe web site that stacks are also available in Photoshop CS3 standard, with lesser functionality than extended. Does any of what you’ve described here require the Extended version?

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By: SeanMcFoto http://photoshopnews.com/2007/03/27/image-stacks-in-photoshop-cs3-extended/comment-page-1/#comment-9935 SeanMcFoto Thu, 29 Mar 2007 03:54:22 +0000 http://photoshopnews.com/2007/03/27/image-stacks-in-photoshop-cs3-extended/#comment-9935 Fantastic Martin.
A short time with extra images for much better control and quality.

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By: curious http://photoshopnews.com/2007/03/27/image-stacks-in-photoshop-cs3-extended/comment-page-1/#comment-9933 curious Wed, 28 Mar 2007 18:59:32 +0000 http://photoshopnews.com/2007/03/27/image-stacks-in-photoshop-cs3-extended/#comment-9933 Thats great !

So, if you can use this technique to filter something out of a photo and leave the background, could it work the other way around – remove the background and leave the subject ?

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By: Martin Evening http://photoshopnews.com/2007/03/27/image-stacks-in-photoshop-cs3-extended/comment-page-1/#comment-9928 Martin Evening Tue, 27 Mar 2007 14:14:44 +0000 http://photoshopnews.com/2007/03/27/image-stacks-in-photoshop-cs3-extended/#comment-9928 But of course, you would only be able to test this out if you had a copy of the extended version of Photoshop CS3 (not the current public beta). As usual I will be supplying certain images on the DVD that comes with my Photoshop CS3 book and making them freely available from the Photoshopforphotographers.com website. And that will include the pictures shown here. But I probably won’t get around to updating the sample image pages on the website till just before the book goes on sale or just after CS3 extended goes on sale.

If anyone is intending to upgrade to the extended version of Photoshop I would suggest that they take the opportunity to shoot extra frames when photographing subjects like the ones I have shown here.Whenever I am out with my camera at dusk photographing landscapes, I know it is a good idea to fire off a quick succession of pictures knowing that I can blend these together in Photoshop C3 extended to get a smoother looking capture. Or whenerver I want to remove those tourists out the shot!

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By: Andrew Rodney http://photoshopnews.com/2007/03/27/image-stacks-in-photoshop-cs3-extended/comment-page-1/#comment-9927 Andrew Rodney Tue, 27 Mar 2007 13:41:17 +0000 http://photoshopnews.com/2007/03/27/image-stacks-in-photoshop-cs3-extended/#comment-9927 Wonderful tutorial as usual Martin.

It would be useful if readers could download low rez copies of one or both projects to play with these new features on their end.

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