Make every part of your photo crisp by stacking up to 100 photos with different depths of field. Focus Stacking will align, crop, and balance them automatically. The AI algorithm chooses the parts with the best focus across all photos and corrects lens and chromatic aberration in raw files. The result is an image in which every detail pops — in macro shots, still life compositions, or multi-layered landscapes. Here’s a step-by-step guide on using Focus Stacking in Luminar Neo:
- Capture multiple images: First, take a series of photos with varying focus points, covering the entire depth of your scene. Use a tripod to ensure consistency and alignment between shots.
- Import your images: Open Luminar Neo and import the images you want to stack. You can do this by clicking the “Add” or “+” button and selecting the images from your computer.
- Access the Focus Stacking in Luminar Neo’s Catalog mode: Select your photos and drag them to the Focus Stacking window.
- Click the gear icon for additional settings: You can select Auto Alignment and Chromatic Aberration Reduction. Selecting Auto Alignment will enable you to choose a reference image. Luminar Neo does a great job of selecting this image for you.
- Merge the images: Click “Stack” to initiate the Stack merging process: Luminar Neo will combine your images into a single focused image.
- The merged image is saved as a Tiff image in the Focus Stacking Folder. You can leave the image in this folder or drag and drop it into the original folder.
- Fine-tune your image: You can now use Luminar Neo’s editing tools to adjust exposure, contrast, colors, and other aspects of your image to achieve the desired look.
Location in Neo: Catalog view Extension section