Last week I wanted to try out the focus stacking function of my Nikon D850. I took 1290 photos of 44 objects. My first idea was, to develop the images first in PL2.2 and then export them to TIFF for the stacking process in Helicon Focus.
But that would have meant 0.4 TB of hard disc space!
So I decided to go the other way.
I opened and stacked the Nikon RAW files (*.NEF) in Helicon Focus and now wanted to save the results for further editing and beautification. But in which format?
PL2.2 did not open any TIFF file. Because of CMYK.
PL2.2 did not even show any DNG file in the folder (Adobe RAW-in-DNG-out-modus).
So the only possibility was the good, old JPG format. That worked, but I could not use any of the wonderful Elite features, like Prime Noise Reduction.
Any idea, how I could solve this problem better?
Focus stacking directly in PL2.x would be great.