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 ===== What is the difference between PMax and DMap? ===== ===== What is the difference between PMax and DMap? =====
  
-PMax is a “pyramid” method. It is very good at finding and preserving detail even in low contrast or slightly blurred areas. It's also very good at handling overlapping structures like mats of hair and crisscrossing bristles, nicely avoiding the loss-of-detail halos typical of other stacking programs. But PMax tends to increase noise and contrast, it can alter colors somewhat, and it's liable to produce fuzzy "inversion halos" around strongly contrasting objects.+PMax is a "pyramid" method. It is very good at finding and preserving detail even in low contrast or slightly blurred areas. It's also very good at handling overlapping structures like mats of hair and crisscrossing bristles, nicely avoiding the loss-of-detail halos typical of other stacking programs. But PMax tends to increase noise and contrast, it can alter colors somewhat, and it's liable to produce fuzzy "inversion halos" around strongly contrasting objects.
  
-DMap is a “depth map” method. It does a better job keeping the original smoothness and colors, but it's not as good at finding and preserving detail.+DMap is a "depth map" method. It does a better job keeping the original smoothness and colors, but it's not as good at finding and preserving detail.
  
 The two methods complement each other. Some types of subjects look good when they are processed automatically by PMax, but not by DMap. Other subjects are just the opposite. For particularly challenging subjects like bugs and flowers shot through microscope objectives, neither method is ideal by itself. In that case the best results are obtained by using human judgment and the retouching tool to combine the best aspects of both algorithms. The two methods complement each other. Some types of subjects look good when they are processed automatically by PMax, but not by DMap. Other subjects are just the opposite. For particularly challenging subjects like bugs and flowers shot through microscope objectives, neither method is ideal by itself. In that case the best results are obtained by using human judgment and the retouching tool to combine the best aspects of both algorithms.
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 [[:stacker:docs:keyboardshortcuts|HERE]].   [[:stacker:docs:keyboardshortcuts|HERE]].  
  
-Currently there are no keyboard shortcuts for common operations such as opening and saving files.+Recent versions of Zerene Stacker also have keyboard shortcuts for some common operations such as opening and saving files.  These are identified in the menu system, as usual for whatever type of computer you are using. 
  
 ===== Is there some way to turn off the welcome screen? ===== ===== Is there some way to turn off the welcome screen? =====
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 ===== Is there some way to control those output names? ===== ===== Is there some way to control those output names? =====
  
-You've probably noticed that the default names are based on timestamps --good for uniqueness but not necessarily what you want for readability.  You can construct your own templates to include source image numbers, processing options, and so on.  This feature is documented at **[[:stacker:docs:options:preferences:imagesaving|Options > Preferences > Image Saving]]**; look at the Template field. +You've probably noticed that the default names are based on timestamps, for example "2018-12-01_16.48.14" means 2018 December 01 at 4:48 PM plus 14 seconds (local time zone).  Names like that are good for uniqueness but not necessarily what you want for readability.  You can construct your own templates to include source image numbers, processing options, and so on.  This feature is documented at **[[:stacker:docs:options:preferences:imagesaving|Options > Preferences > Image Saving]]**; look at the Template field. 
  
 ===== How can I find and remove orphaned files? ===== ===== How can I find and remove orphaned files? =====
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