Just an FYI, I recently took images at an Ice Castles event (aka manmade ice features with huge icewalls and thousands of icicles. Typically the sets are a series of 5 images at variable bracket settings. I was required to shot on a mono pod as tripods were not allowed.
The images have a lot of detail and texture but are relatively monochromatic (ice blue tones and whites)
A19's algorithm has a significant challenge in aligning the images. I'll see "ghosts" in parts of the tone mapped image and not in others. However, as this is static ice features the only "movement" was me, but I was on a monopod. I played with different settings in ghost reduction but with no significant improvements. The images appear overall, very soft.
Next I tone mapped the same images in other software (Affinity Photo) and the "alignment" issues were not there. AP was able to align the images very nicely, for a sharp final result.
This is the only time I recall that Aurora has struggled with alignment so just wondering if Skylum is aware.
I can transfer files at your convenience if you would like to give it a go.
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