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.

What’s New

Version 1.9.3

Built for M1 Macs. I do not have an M1 Mac and cannot test this. Please send me mail if you have an M1 Mac and experience any difficulties.

Fixed a problem that could cause a crash if there was a problem aligning the images.

Minor UI changes to work better with macOS 11.

Other minor bug fixes and UI adjustments.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Ruiner75 ,

Great for Milky Way photography!

This is the best solution for Milky Way Landscape photography on the Mac; very easy to use, yet still powerful. It fits perfectly in my workflow: I pre-process my RAW files in Aperture, I stack them with Starry Landscape Stacker, and then I can give the final touch to my shots in Pixelmator. This app saves the final composite, but also a version with the mask for the landscape, so you can edit the sky and the landscape separetely in your favourite photo editing software. Highly recommended!

App Privacy

The developer, Ralph Hill, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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