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Announcements / Re: Solidarity with Barcelona
« on: 2017 August 30 13:54:28 »
My prayers are with Barcelona, Paris, London, New York, and all cities and towns where such evil manifests itself. 

I pray that they may find solace in the support of their fellow men who offer them social comfort and physical aid. 

I pray that the perpetrators of such horrific evil come to recognize the error of their actions, either on their own or by the actions of law enforcement.  May they reap the penitentiary rewards of a just legal system and be removed from civilized society for the rest of their lives.

As usual, I am in complete awe of the time and talent put into PixInsight by the foremost astrophotography processing team on the planet. What you gentlemen do is nothing short of amazing.


Tutorials and Processing Examples / Re: PIXINSIGHT BOOK?!
« on: 2016 March 10 04:12:24 »
How's the book progress Warren?  Looking forward to getting a copy as soon as it's available.

Me too!  Waiting can be such a drag on one's well being.  But I'd rather wait on a great book than jump into a merely good book just to satisfy my lack of patience.  I'm trusting Warren to deliver the best he is possibly able to achieve.

General / Re: Having trouble with PI--HELP!!!
« on: 2015 December 22 12:34:16 »
No need to panic.  Be very exact in following things in order:

1. Open Image
2. Open STF
3. Apply STF to image
4. Open HTF
5 Drag STF new instance icon to bottom bar of HTF
6. Reset STF (image should go dark)
7. Close STF
8. Drag HTF new instance icon to image
9. Image should now be stretched to the same parameters as the original STF


General / Re: Local support preview in TGV
« on: 2015 December 08 11:25:44 »
Seems a bit awkward to have to run the tool in order to see the preview.  Sort of like Nancy Pelosi saying "we have to pass the bill to see what's in it."

Is it not possible to have a true preview showing the effects of changed settings prior to running the tool?
Or am I missing something here?

General / Re: Upgrade Question
« on: 2015 November 17 10:14:39 »
Btw, latest version is 1190 so you are quite a few behind in updates, though you only need to update using the 1190 version to bring you fully up to date.



Is 1190 now in full release or is it still listed as a "prerelease"?

Announcements / Re: PixInsight Prerelease Version:
« on: 2015 November 13 13:35:08 »
I'm not too keen on pre-releases.  Not enough IT savvy.  So when may we expect the full commercial release? (approximately)

Would it be possible to adapt this script to OSC images shot with a DSLR?

Wish List / Re: Layers request
« on: 2015 October 20 11:06:03 »
Layers?  We don't need no stinking layers! - (to paraphrase a famous TV canine star for Taco Bell)

Seems to me Pixel Math can do just about anything that doesn't already have a process or script written for it that Layers would be used for.

Hi cdesselles!
These are very convincing arguments! Especially the first one.
For the second one -
You maybe know i am a PixelMath Fan. But what  i am missing so far is the Realtime-Preview for PixelMath.
i think i understand the difficulties to attach it - but it would help a lot.

P.S. I have erased all software which works with layers from my computer after
      installing PI. It makes a cleaner climate. But not everybody did the same...
Thanks, Gerald.

There are a number of PI processes that do not have Real-Time Preview that I wish did so.  They are so wonderfully helpful.  I think they should be included whenever and wherever possible throughout PI.

--- Chris ---

Wish List / Re: Layers request
« on: 2015 October 08 08:14:01 »
Layers?  We don't need no stinking layers! - (to paraphrase a famous TV canine star for Taco Bell)

Seems to me Pixel Math can do just about anything that doesn't already have a process or script written for it that Layers would be used for.

Wish List / Re: Spliting the general forum
« on: 2015 October 08 08:09:03 »
Just dive into all of the tutorial videos you can find (YouTube, etc. - Harry Page and Warren are two excellent resources and there are others also).  You'll find enough there to bring you up to a level where you sort of, kind of, maybe understand some of the stuff asked here.  At least you'll learn to separate  the PI user stuff from all of the programmer and coder stuff (way over my head - no matter how many "+"s are behind that C).  And don't be afraid to ask your own questions in a way that you understand.  More often than not the answers will be understandable too. 

Bug Reports / Re: Canon 5DS file corruption
« on: 2015 October 05 12:16:22 »
What about deleting PI from the computer and then downloading and reinstalling it from scratch.  Sounds like something must be corrupted in the original install to me.

Image Processing Challenges / Re: How did I do on M33
« on: 2015 September 26 20:49:17 »
With your permission, I'd like to download the binned image and paly with it a bit myself.  I can always us the practice.

Tutorials and Processing Examples / Re: PIXINSIGHT BOOK?!
« on: 2015 September 26 19:37:08 »
this is the first time I see a book advertisement criticizing the book's main subject.

There seems to be some misunderstanding going on here. They are talking about the lack of published books on Pixinsight - not Pixinsight itself.

"PixInsight has been inadequately documented in print--until now."

I think this is exactly the point in the advertisement.  We all know that documentation exists within PI itself via mouseovers, etc.  A feature I particularly like as it saves a lot of effort looking up the particular topic in another source.  But a comprehensive resource as is being compiled by Warren also has a lot of value and I find it very desirable, especially if I'm undecided on what tool to use next or for a particular problem.  Something the mouseovers can't do. 

To each task we must use the proper tool: The print documentation for basic processing decisions, the mouseovers for detailed info on specific tasks within the chosen tools.  I think they complement each other very well.  I do plan on purchasing the book when it is available.

(Warren:  Will signed copies be available to some of your good PI buddies here?  hint-hint...

General / Re: New to PI, looking for basic tutorials
« on: 2015 August 17 12:56:53 »
For a general run of tutorials for PI things it hard to beat the large number of YouTube videos out there.
For more detailed tutorials try IP4AP or Harry Pages' Astroshed websites.  You cant go wrong with them.

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