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XISF Version 1.0 Specification (FINAL)
« on: 2017 April 18 12:03:44 »
Hi all,

After three years of continued work and draft documents, today we are glad to announce the release of the final XISF Version 1.0 Specification document:

http://pixinsight.com/doc/docs/XISF-1.0-spec/XISF-1.0-spec.html

XISF stands for Extensible Image Serialization Format, and as you probably know, is the native file format of the PixInsight platform for storage, management and interchange of digital images and associated data. XISF is a free, open format, where we welcome the contributions of anyone interested, including users of PixInsight and other applications, as well as individuals and groups from other development teams, institutions and companies involved or interested in image processing software.

For general information on XISF, including the latest news on the format and its development:

http://pixinsight.com/xisf/

For discussion on the XISF specification, its applications and implementations, feel free to join us at PixInsight Forum:

http://pixinsight.com/forum/index.php?board=20.0

Along with the XISF formal specification document, we have completed also our first reference implementation in the C++ programming language:

http://pixinsight.com/developer/pcl/doc/html/group__xisf__support.html

The reference XISF implementation is part of the PixInsight Class Library (PCL), available at our official open-source repositories:

https://github.com/PixInsight/PCL

With this reference implementation, adding support for monolithic XISF files to existing applications cannot be easier. We'll be glad to help any developer interested in this task.

Thank you for your attention.
Juan Conejero
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Re: XISF Version 1.0 Specification (FINAL)
« Reply #1 on: 2017 April 18 20:53:33 »
Congratulation Juan!, and to all those who have contributed to this interesting project.

Saludos, Alejandro

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Re: XISF Version 1.0 Specification (FINAL)
« Reply #2 on: 2017 April 19 08:15:33 »
Muchísimas gracias Alejandro :)
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Re: XISF Version 1.0 Specification (FINAL)
« Reply #3 on: 2017 April 20 03:13:19 »
Hi Juan,
Congratulations on this great effort.

I look forward to going through all of the information and making good use of it.

Thanks to all involved.

Eddie
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Re: XISF Version 1.0 Specification (FINAL)
« Reply #4 on: 2017 April 20 15:16:09 »
Thank you so much, Eddie. Let me know if I can help you in your task.
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Re: XISF Version 1.0 Specification (FINAL)
« Reply #5 on: 2017 April 22 06:42:27 »
Thanks Juan.  You can count on it!
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Re: XISF Version 1.0 Specification (FINAL)
« Reply #6 on: 2017 June 09 18:11:07 »
Does this format support storing more than one image in the XISF file?
I assume it's not possible but I'm wondering if it can be used as a list of images. (like a folder with your source data that needs stacking)

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Re: XISF Version 1.0 Specification (FINAL)
« Reply #7 on: 2017 June 09 18:49:59 »
Hi,

XISF supports an unlimited number of images stored in an XISF unit. See Section 5 - Overview of XISF 1.0 Features of the specification.
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Re: XISF Version 1.0 Specification (FINAL)
« Reply #8 on: 2017 June 09 19:25:49 »
Interesting, do you have an example of such a file?
If you open such file does it show all the different images or how does pixinsight handle that?

Does this mean that I in theory can convert a planet 'video' recording to a XISF file format? (without compression/timings but we don't need those)