Has Photoshop alignment been significantly improved over the past 6-12 months?

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I use the round trip between Lightroom and Photoshop for HDR, focus and (rarely) noise reduction stacking. I'm now getting vastly improved alignment over my past results. I can now shoot handheld with what are to me excellent results. Examined on a 4K monitor at 100%. 
 
I can tab across the images and see the composition jump. The results are so good that I no longer keep the source images. 
 
Improvements:
  • it appears that HDR stacking is basically a script using Photoshop under the covers 
  • so how about the same for Focus and Noise Reduction stacking, especially Focus?
  • HDR returns a DNG, please do the same for the other 2 stacking methodologies, the tif is huge and it is inconvenient to convert to DNG  
Thanks 
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Bill

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Bill

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Should have noted that I've done 10 shot focus bracketing tests with my new Fuji X-T3, handheld, and Photoshop stacked them just fine. eShutter, 20 fps, 1/250th second. When the snow melts, I'll do some additional tests with a larger number of images. 
 
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Focus Stacking is already there. Not sure how stacking could be used for noise reduction 

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Bill

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It is one of the steps to ensure that the images are aligned. 
 
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Here's a link to the request for Focus stacking in Lightroom (to return a DNG). https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/why-not-focus-stacking-in-lr