Geological Mapping Technician – Introduction
Hello, I am the Geological Mapping Technician for the Geology Department at the University of Otago.
If you need any assistance with any topics that you consider could be related to technical aspects of geological mapping please come and see me or send me an email.
Topics include: geology software, general illustration software, GIS software, mapping hardware (UAV/drone, GPS, cameras) and more.
Focus stacking images using macro or stereomicro photography equipment and Zerene stacker
This article has been specifically written for using the macro-photography setup or the stereomicroscope setup in the Imaging Lab (formerly called the Graphics Lab) in the geology department. Instructions are for using Zerene stacker to stack the images rather than photoshop because it is faster, easier and produces better results in all cases that I have seen. For example Zerene Stacker took 72s to stack 11 images and photoshop took 125s, the difference in stacking speed is even more pronounced when more images are used.
This post supersedes the previous focus stacking post I wrote which recommended using photoshop.