Starry Landscape Stacker makes it possible to produce landscape photographs taken at night that have both low noise and stars rendered as points. It does this by compositing several images taken in rapid succession, shifting the sky as needed to align the stars. A free trial version is available on the developer's website.
Fixed an error that caused alignment to fail if both the time between the exposures was too large (30 to 40 seconds was probably the limit) and the EXIF data did not have the sensor resolution (many cameras include this information in the EXIF data, but some cameras and/or RAW processors do not).
Starry Landscape Stacker is now more tolerant of inconsistencies in alpha channels generated by ON1.
Ratings and Reviews
I bought it thinking it may not work as described for the price… I was very pleasantly surprised!! It works as described and is super easy to use even though it’s doing some complex work in the background. Definitely worth the purchase!!
Starry Landscape Stacker is amazingly easy to use, and does a fantastic job. The program chews through 20 tiff stacks with ease, and provides significant noise reduction while lining everything up perfectly.
Seems to do what it says.
I’ve only used it for about 5 minutes, but it seems to work well. Only tested it with a three shot stack. The program doesn’t seem to run DNG files, but will run TIFF. The interface is easy to use and is fairly intuitive. Noise reduction is noticable on pictures after stacking.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.