This time it is a stack with 52 Canon RAW CR2 images.
Exposure time 1/160s
Again, it shows the same as in my first comparison, see here:
NEO again takes about twice the time to stack.
NEO consumes just under 28 GB of RAM at peak (32 GB are installed). Compressed memory is about 7 GB. Since my Mac only starts to swap at about 28.5 GB RAM, there was no swap this time.
Affinity Photo used just under 11 GB at its peak for the same stack. Compressed memory was just under 1 GB.
Quality of the stack:
With NEO, the image is again a bit darker than with Affinity Photo. What is noticeable, however, are chroamtic aberrations throughout. None are present in Affinity Photo.
Both programs had problems at one point where the transition could not be stacked quite cleanly in both.
Once again, Affinity Photo wins. It is faster, the stack is without chromatic aberrations and the RAM consumption is significantly lower.
Image 1, NEO:
Image 2, Affinity Photo:
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