What does Macroscopic Solutions do?

What is focus stacking?

Why is focus stacking important?

Macroscopic Solutions provides products, services and support that are based on the photographic technique of Focus stacking. Our team is dedicated to improving the significance of focus stacking for the scientific and indiustrial communities by providing novel and elegant imaging solutions.

Focus Stacking is also known as focal plane merging and z-stacking. It’s a digital image processing technique which combines multiple images taken at different focus distances to give a resulting image with a greater depth of field (DOF) than any of the individual source images can possibly pro- vide.

Focus Stacking allows researchers and users to preserve details that are normally lost when using microscopes, stereo- scopes, SEM’s and fluorescence. Focus Stacking records and preserves the object’s natural color, orientation and context in the form of a high-resolution image or movie.

Standard image of an Azolla Fern, the smallest fern on Earth with massive green potential.

Focus stacked image of Azolla fern captured with the Macropod.

Zoom to focus stacked image of Azolla fern captured with the Macropod.

What is our product?

What are our services?

What do we offer as support?

Our Product, the Macropod, combines High- resolution digiital cameras, powerful optics, industry leading precision hardware and novel software packages that provide our customers with images that are significant in research, digitization and education.

We provide imaging services for our customers who want us to image their specimens for them.

We provide imaging support for focus stacking users who would like to improve their skills.


Image of Vespula vulgaris, White-faced Hornet, taken with scanning electron microscope (SEM).


Focus stacked image of Dolicvespula arenaria, Areal Yellow- jacket, taken with the Macropod.


Zoom to focus stacked image of Dolicvespula arenaria, Areal Yellowjacket, taken with the Macropod.



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