I was playing around with some photos I took in my backyard, seeing if I could use Photoshop to make a successful high res photo using stacking. I took about a dozen hand held 20 MP photos with my camera, doubled the resolution using Photoshop and stacking and viewed the result at 100%. The result was disappointing as the photo lacked the sharpness I expected. Here is the original high res:
I then asked myself if AIS might help the sharpening. This was an 80MP photo so I worried about how long the processing would take, but felt it was worth a test and it was only one photo. It did take 8 minutes to process, but the result turned out to be well worth the wait. Here it is:
This was Sharpen at 50% and I think it is a bit too sharp, so I will try it at a lower setting, but this was so good that I think I will get AIS even though I can not use it in normal processing, given how long it takes to generate an image. I can still use it as a specialty tool for a few selected images. I am hoping that a lower setting will look a bit more natural, but I was impressed.