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Hello,

I'm glad to announce The Official Quick Guide to PixInsight, available as an iBook at the iBooks Store (other versions under development). This electronic book has been created by the PixInsight Coffee Team.

The Official Quick Guide to PixInsight will introduce you the user interface of PixInsight in an easy way by using interactive resources, including animated figures and videos. The content has been approved by the PixInsight Core Development Team. Therefore, this is the recommended first reading about PixInsight for newcomers and experienced users as well. You can buy the book in your iBooks app or by clicking on the image below:


PixInsight Coffee is going to be the official PixInsight learning platform that will be launched in the near future. The Official Quick Guide to PixInsight is our first product.

Prepare a cup of coffee, relax and start enjoying the book!



Best regards,
The PixInsight Coffee Team.

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Re: The Official Quick Guide to PixInsight by PixInsight Coffee
« Reply #1 on: 2016 July 23 15:40:41 »
That is an excellent application Vicent! Congrats to you and the rest of the PixInsight Coffee Team, it will be very useful for the community.
Saludos, Alejandro.

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Re: The Official Quick Guide to PixInsight by PixInsight Coffee
« Reply #2 on: 2016 July 23 22:18:23 »
Excellent! I don't have iBooks, but will read it on the tablet of my wife, until I can get my own copy.
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Re: The Official Quick Guide to PixInsight by PixInsight Coffee
« Reply #3 on: 2016 July 24 13:13:37 »
Hi!

Excellent!! Could it be available in ebook or pdf as well, for us not Apple-users (for instance, Linux users)?

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Re: The Official Quick Guide to PixInsight by PixInsight Coffee
« Reply #4 on: 2016 July 24 13:38:35 »
Hi,

Thank you. We are working hard on the PixInsight Coffee platform; this includes to releasing additional versions of the guide to reach a broader customer base. Please be patient.


Best regards,
Vicent.
« Last Edit: 2016 July 24 14:22:18 by vicent_peris »

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Re: The Official Quick Guide to PixInsight by PixInsight Coffee
« Reply #5 on: 2016 July 24 16:16:04 »
Any chance we can get a table of contents for the book?

The sample doesn't give one, and the supporting website isn't ready yet.

Thank you!
Garth

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Re: The Official Quick Guide to PixInsight by PixInsight Coffee
« Reply #6 on: 2016 July 24 17:34:32 »
So ... we have to pay for the software documentation ? Amazing ...

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Re: The Official Quick Guide to PixInsight by PixInsight Coffee
« Reply #7 on: 2016 July 24 18:40:26 »
So ... we have to pay for the software documentation ? Amazing ...

$19.99 for 56 pages. Including chapter title pages, so more like ~40 pages of content. So $.50/page.

Yes, I got it. I had assumed that there would probably be more video content or some such to explain the (relatively) low page count. But alas...

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Re: The Official Quick Guide to PixInsight by PixInsight Coffee
« Reply #8 on: 2016 July 24 19:14:56 »
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Re: The Official Quick Guide to PixInsight by PixInsight Coffee
« Reply #9 on: 2016 July 24 20:55:47 »
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POST REMOVED BY THE FORUM ADMINISTRATOR
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Pathetic, there was absolutly no insult in my post !!!
You should delete my first post too

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Re: The Official Quick Guide to PixInsight by PixInsight Coffee
« Reply #10 on: 2016 July 25 01:01:10 »
While I don't agree with Tiflo's attitude I certainly agree with his sentiments.  How many other software manufacturers would sell $200 software without a user manual and then come back and charge later? I'm all for a software business model that involves selling support BUT I still expect basic documentation. 

What I would be interested in paying for is some of the workflows and slides from Vicent's workshops which are hard to attend if you have a full time job/family.

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Re: The Official Quick Guide to PixInsight by PixInsight Coffee
« Reply #11 on: 2016 July 25 01:11:35 »
What I would be interested in paying for is some of the workflows and slides from Vicent's workshops which are hard to attend if you have a full time job/family.

THIS would be excellent! I've inquired about this before after receiving a workshop invitation, but got no response.

PixInsight principals/devs, please consider this option!

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Re: The Official Quick Guide to PixInsight by PixInsight Coffee
« Reply #12 on: 2016 July 25 04:29:59 »
I am also a little confused.  It is $20.  The sample has no table of contents, and you write that there will be additional content in the future?  Are you going to charge for the additional content as well, or is it one time price? 


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Re: The Official Quick Guide to PixInsight by PixInsight Coffee
« Reply #13 on: 2016 July 25 12:29:33 »
Hi all,

Thank you very much for you interest. Some people is asking about the table of contents of the book. While we update the book information at the Apple Store, I put here the table:

1. Welcome
2. Installing PixInsight
3. Workspaces, menus and tool bars
4. Auto-hide windows
5. Windows in PixInsight
6. Views
7. Navigating a view
8. How to execute a process
9. Icons
10. Processing histories
11. Scripts
12. Projects
13. Credits

Please keep in mind that this is a quick guide. It has been designed with two goals in mind:

- To offer a quick way to climb the learning curve for beginners.

- To offer a reference of the main facts of the graphical user interface.

The content has been designed from my experience teaching PixInsight during the last 6 years. It offers my logical view to the graphical interface, which usually is the first pitfall newcomers find when they open the application. We don't talk about every detail but about the indispensable ones to start working in the right way with the application. After reading it, you'll have the right knowledge to start processing your images.

Please note that the videos don't have any audio, they show graphical actions.

Please note also that PixInsight Coffee is a separate business from Pleiades Astrophoto, being a branch of my teaching business. As I told above, the Quick Guide is the first product of the PixInsight Coffee. Very soon we'll be releasing additional products apart from the Quick Guide.


Thanks again.
Best regards,
Vicent.

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Re: The Official Quick Guide to PixInsight by PixInsight Coffee
« Reply #14 on: 2016 July 25 13:41:14 »
Hi again,

We just updated the book info at the Apple Store.


Best regards,
Vicent.