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Helicon Focus is designed to blend the focused areas of several partially focused digital photographs to increase the depth of field. In other words, it creates one focused image from the set of several partially focused photographs by combining the focused areas.

The program is designed for macrophotography, microphotography and hyperfocal landscape photography to cope with the shallow depth-of-field problem.Helicon Focus also aligns images as objects often change their size and position from shot to shot. This function is especially important for macrophotography.


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What's New

Version 4.2.9:
  • Added plug-in installation for exporting images from Lightroom.
  • Added new render method "C".
  • Updated Helicon Focus engine.
  • Improved performance for application processes.
  • Fixed some UI bugs.
  • Helicon Focus 4.2.9 is the last update which supports Mac OS X 10.5 systems.
  • Development of new features for this product line is discontinued and subsequent updates will include more...


Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later

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Roblgs Member IconComment+30

The developer link above is no longer valid. The correct link to the app on the developers site is http://www.heliconsoft.com/heliconfocus.html

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Version 4.2.9
Ericob Member IconComment+41

Aren't there Open Source (that is, FREE) solutions that will produce the same results? Helicon Focus seems really pricey for a tool that has a very limited application. What am I missing here?

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Version 4.2.3
d-Studio, Ltd. (Developer)

The following wiki article has references to similar software.
And yes, some of them are free and/or open source.

You can try them for free :) and compare against Helicon Focus… Also for free, because we provide 30 days of full functional trial period.

As I know, the primary free competitor of Helicon Focus is CombineZm. However it has the following lacks:
1) It does not have possibility to retouch image;
2) It performs worse interpolation then Helicon Focus;
3) Interface is screwed a bit as for me. However, I am determined mac user and my opinion cannot be objective :)
4) Processing is much-much slower;
5) All of these are related to Win version only. I did not find mac version of the CombineZm :(

d-Studio, Ltd. (Developer) Member IconDev+5
d-Studio, Ltd. (Developer)

I am glad to introduce Christmas discounts!
Now you can purchase lifetime licenses with 20% price off!

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Version 4.2.1
d-Studio, Ltd. (Developer) Member IconDev+5
d-Studio, Ltd. (Developer)

Hi Guys!
Now I am glad to introduce Helicon 3D Viewer in new version!

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Version 4.2
geopick Member IconComment+29

Please note that $30 is for a one-year license to the Lite version. The publisher has a holiday promotion at the moment from the normal price (about 4x the annual).

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Version 4.0
d-Studio, Ltd. (Developer)

Currently more discounts are available at d-Studio's web site.
Please be aware, that discounts program will expire at January 31!

Sunnymoon Member IconReview+1

Very good! 5 stars! The application gives great quality pictures, I can't say I'm pro in photoshop but I could not enhance my photo shoots as good as Helicon Focus does. As far I'm very satisfied by quality and price.

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Version 4.0
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Version 4.2.9
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Version 4.2.7
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License Demo
Date 29 May 2012
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32 / PPC 64
Price $250.00
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