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rjlittlefield [Why does the program complain that my images are different sizes?]
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   * [[#​are_there_settings_to_make_stacks_process_faster|Are there settings to make stacks process faster?]]   * [[#​are_there_settings_to_make_stacks_process_faster|Are there settings to make stacks process faster?]]
   * [[#​why_does_the_program_complain_that_my_images_are_different_sizes|Why does the program complain that my images are different sizes?]]   * [[#​why_does_the_program_complain_that_my_images_are_different_sizes|Why does the program complain that my images are different sizes?]]
 +  * [[#​_when_do_options_preferences_values_get_saved_and_reloaded|When do Options > Preferences values get saved and reloaded?]]
  
 **Retouching** **Retouching**
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   * [[#​i_need_to_report_a_problem_are_there_log_files_i_can_send_you|I need to report a problem. Are there log files I can send you?]]   * [[#​i_need_to_report_a_problem_are_there_log_files_i_can_send_you|I need to report a problem. Are there log files I can send you?]]
  
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 ===== What are the differences between Personal, Prosumer, and Professional?​ ===== ===== What are the differences between Personal, Prosumer, and Professional?​ =====
  
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   * Preserve all metadata, including EXIF, IPTC, and any Lightroom keywords that have been added by the photographer.   * Preserve all metadata, including EXIF, IPTC, and any Lightroom keywords that have been added by the photographer.
   * Lightroom plugin   * Lightroom plugin
 +  * Use dust and hot pixels mask while stacking, to avoid defect trails (currently in [[http://​www.zerenesystems.com/​cms/​stacker/​softwaredownloads/​currentbeta|beta]])
 +  * Built-in capability for "​slabbing"​ (currently in [[http://​www.zerenesystems.com/​cms/​stacker/​softwaredownloads/​currentbeta|beta]])
   * Option to honor image files' embedded color profiles in Zerene Stacker'​s own screen displays.   * Option to honor image files' embedded color profiles in Zerene Stacker'​s own screen displays.
   * Ability to overlap I/O with computation for faster operation while stacking.   * Ability to overlap I/O with computation for faster operation while stacking.
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 **Personal Edition** is our entry-level product. ​ It contains all the features that many people ever need, plus free trials of the Pro-only features. ​ Trials of Pro-only features cover a 30-day period that starts when each feature is first used.  To continue using a Pro-only feature after its trial period has expired, you can upgrade to Prosumer Edition for just the difference in license prices, by contacting [[support@zerenesystems.com]] . **Personal Edition** is our entry-level product. ​ It contains all the features that many people ever need, plus free trials of the Pro-only features. ​ Trials of Pro-only features cover a 30-day period that starts when each feature is first used.  To continue using a Pro-only feature after its trial period has expired, you can upgrade to Prosumer Edition for just the difference in license prices, by contacting [[support@zerenesystems.com]] .
  
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 ===== I see some menu items labeled (Pro). ​ What does that mean? ===== ===== I see some menu items labeled (Pro). ​ What does that mean? =====
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 ===== How can I update the program? ===== ===== How can I update the program? =====
  
-Program updates are posted as new installers, on the regular [[http://​zerenesystems.com/​cms/​stacker/​softwaredownloads|Downloads]] and [[http://​zerenesystems.com/​cms/​stacker/​softwaredownloads/​currentbeta|Beta Downloads]] pages.+Program updates are posted as new installers, on the regular [[https://​zerenesystems.com/​cms/​stacker/​softwaredownloads|Downloads]] and [[https://​zerenesystems.com/​cms/​stacker/​softwaredownloads/​currentbeta|Beta Downloads]] pages.
  
 Just visit one of those pages and download the appropriate version for your type of computer. Just visit one of those pages and download the appropriate version for your type of computer.
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 Saving EXIF and other metadata is controlled by the setting at Options > Preferences > Image Saving > "Copy metadata from source images to saved output images"​. ​ This is a "​Pro-only"​ feature, which means that it's available for long-term use only with Prosumer or Professional licenses. ​ If you're using Prosumer Edition or Professional Edition, then this feature is selected by default. ​ If you have only a lower level license, such as trial, Student, or Personal, then you can run the feature as a 30-day free trial by explicitly selecting it. Saving EXIF and other metadata is controlled by the setting at Options > Preferences > Image Saving > "Copy metadata from source images to saved output images"​. ​ This is a "​Pro-only"​ feature, which means that it's available for long-term use only with Prosumer or Professional licenses. ​ If you're using Prosumer Edition or Professional Edition, then this feature is selected by default. ​ If you have only a lower level license, such as trial, Student, or Personal, then you can run the feature as a 30-day free trial by explicitly selecting it.
  
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 ===== Why do my output images say they'​re only 72 pixels per inch? ===== ===== Why do my output images say they'​re only 72 pixels per inch? =====
  
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 Probably you accidentally put a checkmark on "​Retain extended dynamic range" while saving the image. ​ Remove that checkmark at Options > Preferences > Image Saving, or when you save your next image, and the problem will go away. Probably you accidentally put a checkmark on "​Retain extended dynamic range" while saving the image. ​ Remove that checkmark at Options > Preferences > Image Saving, or when you save your next image, and the problem will go away.
  
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 ===== What does "​Retain extended dynamic range" mean? ===== ===== What does "​Retain extended dynamic range" mean? =====
  
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   * If a stack is shot as raw, then very rarely, some raw conversion software will make slight changes in the image size apparently at random. ​ Again, a good fix is to set Options > Preferences > Preprocessing > "Image Pre-cropping"​ to be the size of the smallest image produced by raw conversion. ​ As an alternative,​ try turning off distortion correction in your raw converter. ​ Lens distortion can change with focus, prompting the raw converter to output slightly different image sizes.   * If a stack is shot as raw, then very rarely, some raw conversion software will make slight changes in the image size apparently at random. ​ Again, a good fix is to set Options > Preferences > Preprocessing > "Image Pre-cropping"​ to be the size of the smallest image produced by raw conversion. ​ As an alternative,​ try turning off distortion correction in your raw converter. ​ Lens distortion can change with focus, prompting the raw converter to output slightly different image sizes.
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 +===== When do Options > Preferences values get saved and reloaded? =====
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 +Whenever the program exits, it writes current preferences to a configuration file, named "​zerenstk.cfg"​. ​ The next time the program is launched, it reads those saved preferences from zerenstk.cfg .  All preference values that relate to stacking, file formats, etc. are also written to each project file (*.zsj) that is created or updated by File > Save Project. ​ Whenever a project is reloaded by File > Open Project, all the preferences of that project also become the current preferences of the program. ​ So, when the program exits after reloading a project, the preferences that are saved to zerenstk.cfg will be the values belonging to that project, not whatever preferences were set before the project was reloaded. ​ Preferences can also be explicitly saved and restored, independent of any project, by using the "Save preferences..."​ and "Load preferences..."​ buttons in the Options > Preferences panel.
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 +Most of the time, you can just ignore all these details and the program will do what you expect it to do.
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 +However, there are a few situations where the program'​s handling of preferences can produce unpleasant confusion. ​ Perhaps the most common one is when you've been doing some stacking, then you reload an old project for whatever reason, then you start a new project without realizing that the old project had different preference settings and now you're using those again!  ​
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 +If you frequently change preferences and reload old projects, then it's probably good to get in the habit of explicitly saving and loading preferences by using the buttons in the Preferences panel.
  
 ===== What are some tips for fast retouching? ===== ===== What are some tips for fast retouching? =====
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