Learn how to Stack your Images with Zerene Stacker

Learn how to Stack your Images with Zerene Stacker

Today I’d like to share with you an amazing program called Zerene Stacker. This software will merge a variety of images that are in focus to have one complete single image file in focus. Oh yeah… too much fun!

As we get closer to our subject, we lose focus… frustrating I know, but that’s ok because we have Zerene to help us.  Just photograph your subject from the front of your subject and you continue to shoot until you get to the very back of your subject.  You may have a couple of images all the way up to hundreds.  It really depends on how close you are to your subject.

Below are some photographs I shot by stacking images.

Stacked the stem to get details.

drop refraction Hawaiian style

100mm with extention tubes at f8 with 29 stacks to get the drops to be in focus.

purple macro flower

Stacked the center of the flower to be in focus.

Below is a video for you to help you get started with Zerene Stacker.

Dead leaf with reflection, black plexiglass

Stacked bottom reflection and top leaf to be in focus.

silk flowers, stacked image, macro flowers, yellow silk flowers, dramatic flowers,

Silk Flower Stack

beautiful daisy, black plexiglass, water drops,

Wanted to get waterdrops in focus so I had to stack several images together.

Want to get to know the person who developed this wonderful program?  Check out the video below, I had a wonderful time chatting with Rik Littlefield, the developer of Zerene Stacker.  It’s a show so worth your time.  If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comment section. Here or on Youtube.  🙂

Stacking your work is soooooo much fun!  It’s a blast to use Zerene and fun to see your work pop in front of your eyes.

GRAB YOUR EASY TO USE ZERENE STACKER STEPS + NOTE AREA TO ORGANIZE YOUR STACK MERGE Click Here.

Happy Stacking,

Janice Sullivan

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  • Sorry for the delay 🙁 Thank you so much Alois!!

  • Sorry for the delay 🙁 Thank you so much Alois!!

  • Excellent! Regards,Alois

  • Excellent! Regards,Alois

  • Hi Frank…Yep, that’s what I’m doing. I start from one side of the frame and make that in focus and then keep shooting gradually until I have everything in focus with a variety of shots. I have usually 8-15 images. Next, I take all of the images into Helicon and process them. If I want certain areas blurry again I’ll pick the one image that has the blurred info and paint that back into the pic. Too much fun! I promise…a video will come soon. 🙂

  • Frank Loose says:

    Love the three shots you posted. Each one is totally unique. So, are you taking multiple shots with different focus areas and then blending them? Is that what this software does?

  • Hi Frank…Yep, that’s what I’m doing. I start from one side of the frame and make that in focus and then keep shooting gradually until I have everything in focus with a variety of shots. I have usually 8-15 images. Next, I take all of the images into Helicon and process them. If I want certain areas blurry again I’ll pick the one image that has the blurred info and paint that back into the pic. Too much fun! I promise…a video will come soon. 🙂

  • Frank Loose says:

    Love the three shots you posted. Each one is totally unique. So, are you taking multiple shots with different focus areas and then blending them? Is that what this software does?

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