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Hi there.

Is it possible to send from a document a number of layers you are working with directly to stack, (or focus stacking, or Pano, or hdr ...) without having to export them first and then create a stack?

Thanks.

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43 minutes ago, Lusco Fusco said:

Is it possible to send from a document a number of layers you are working with directly to stack, (or focus stacking, or Pano, or hdr ...) without having to export them first and then create a stack?

You can create a stack from a set of layers. Select them in in the Layers panel, then Arrange > Live Stack Group. I'm not sure if that will work for what you want to do, though.


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3 hours ago, walt.farrell said:

You can create a stack from a set of layers. Select them in in the Layers panel, then Arrange > Live Stack Group. I'm not sure if that will work for what you want to do, though.

  Thank you, I had overlooked this. This fixes the theme for simple stacking.


  Not so for focus stacking.  I have a series of macro images of dew drops on blades of grass, in which they are slightly moved from each other by the wind. This makes the result not ideal.
  If I stack them, with automatic alignment, ungroup and export them (one by one), and upload them to focus stacking, the result improves.
  So I was wondering if i could send them directly, after ungrouping and cropping,to focus stacking without exporting them.
  Or, failing that, how to export all layers at once, so that each layer, now aligned and cropped, would give rise to a separate tif file.

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3 minutes ago, Lusco Fusco said:

Or, failing that, how to export all layers at once, so that each layer, now aligned and cropped, would give rise to a separate tif file.

Ungroup the stack. Then switch to the Export Persona. In the Layers panel, select all the layers and click "Create Slice" icon at the bottom. In the Slices panel you may want to deselect the top slice, but the others should give you the files you want. You may need to pick the appropriate export presets.

Creating Slices Tutorial


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You're welcome.


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1 hour ago, Lusco Fusco said:

 If I stack them, with automatic alignment, ungroup and export them (one by one), and upload them to focus stacking, the result improves.

Why can you not simply call File > New Focus Stack and tick the box to align the images?

John


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17 hours ago, John Rostron said:

Why can you not simply call File > New Focus Stack and tick the box to align the images?

John

🤔 At least in my software version there is no box to align images in the focus stacking function.

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19 hours ago, John Rostron said:

Why can you not simply call File > New Focus Stack and tick the box to align the images?

As Lusco Fusco mentioned, New Focus Merge... doesn't have an Align function. That's only in New Stack.


-- Walt

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I have not used the Affinity Focus Stack for some time, but I recall that there used to be an Align option. Perhaps it was in 1.5 or 1.6, or is it my imagination?

John


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CPU: AMD A6-3670. RAM: 16 GB DDR3 @ 666MHz, Graphics: 2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 630

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