A Practical Guide to Creating Superresolution Photos with Photoshop

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A Practical Guide to Creating Superresolution Photos with Photoshop

Unread postby bakubo » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:50 am

Some here who are always craving more megapixels might be interested in this technique. Useful for some subjects.

A Practical Guide to Creating Superresolution Photos with Photoshop

http://petapixel.com/2015/02/21/a-practical-guide-to-creating-superresolution-photos-with-photoshop/

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Re: A Practical Guide to Creating Superresolution Photos with Photoshop

Unread postby the_hefay » Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:09 am

That was an interesting read. I only have PS elements and so I'm not sure if I could make it work or not. I wasn't able to find some of the stacking items in the menu at first glance. However, I'm definitely interested in giving it a go if I can get the PS elements part of it worked out. I don't know that I have any practical use for it other than making really large files. :D
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Re: A Practical Guide to Creating Superresolution Photos with Photoshop

Unread postby Birma » Tue Sep 27, 2016 5:08 am

Very interesting article, Henry. Will have to give it a try; particularly interested to see what it does to noise.
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Re: A Practical Guide to Creating Superresolution Photos with Photoshop

Unread postby bakubo » Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:45 am

If anyone decides to try it then please let us know how it goes.

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Re: A Practical Guide to Creating Superresolution Photos with Photoshop

Unread postby sury » Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:10 pm

I have been using a similar technique for quite a while with my moon shots. Since I don't have the latest version
of PS (I am still on PS7 if you can believe it), I have used Zerene Stacker to align the photos. Here is an 11 shot
example, hand held. I over processed the image to illustrate a point to a friend. I did not look for noise (suppression)
since it was not an issue but certainly overall sharpness has gone up in the composite compared to any one single image.

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This is a 56 image composite using Zerene Stacker again. Handheld, went for bursts with A77II and 70-400. You can get
plenty pixel shifting holding that monster at 60o angle. :lol:

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Re: A Practical Guide to Creating Superresolution Photos with Photoshop

Unread postby bakubo » Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:38 pm

Cool!

sury wrote:Since I don't have the latest version of PS (I am still on PS7 if you can believe it), I have used Zerene Stacker to align the photos.


Adobe gave away PS CS2 for free a few years ago so you could easily update to it, if you want. I am not sure what changed from 7 to CS2.

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Re: A Practical Guide to Creating Superresolution Photos with Photoshop

Unread postby sury » Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:12 am

The layer merge is available in most recent versions. CS6 I believe. Since I do so limited PP I am still using old version.
Hmmm I think I have CS2. Will check when I am home.
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Re: A Practical Guide to Creating Superresolution Photos with Photoshop

Unread postby bakubo » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:05 am

I haven't tried it, but my Olympus PEN-F has an 80mp high resolution mode. It is only for static subjects though. I have read that besides much higher resolution it also has the benefit of better colors because it is sort of like making it into a FOVEON sensor since each pixel position gets R, G, B info.

Olympus PEN-F High-Res Shot Mode
Astounding resolution from High Res Shot Mode

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/olympus-pen-f/olympus-pen-fTECH2.HTM

You'll also need to be shooting with the camera mounted on a tripod and with a subject that's pretty much static, because any subject or camera motion during capture of the eight frames used to make a High Res Shot Mode image will prevent the technique from working. That rules out use of the function for sports, nature, family photos and the like, but if you're shooting landscapes, architecture, still lifes, product photography and the like, you should be just fine.

Here is a description of how it works, but this is for the 64mp E-M5II instead of the 80mp PEN-F:

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/olympus-om-d-e-m5-ii/4


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