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« Reply #15 on: 2018 December 21 02:48:03 »
Frankly, Pixinsight is a bargain!!!Starting from the possibilities it offers, the updates which come for free. Only downside, the huge learning curve, but it's worth it.I bought Pixinsight over 4 years ago, at that time was the old price, so I paid average 48 Euro per year.
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« Reply #16 on: 2018 December 21 04:35:56 »
Hi Tom,

Yes, the learning curve seems steep - but only if you try to get up the hill carrying a piano on your back.

It is also probably not as steep as learning to fly a Jumbo Jet (just that PixInsight is more accessible, and perhaps even more rewarding - whilst certainly not being anything like as dangerous  :police: )
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« Reply #17 on: 2018 December 21 14:59:02 »
People spend thousands of dollars on equipment to acquire images and then quibble about a couple of hundred dollars to process those expensively acquired images. I've never understood the logic behind that.

Here here! It has me utterly confused too.

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« Reply #18 on: 2019 March 17 22:33:17 »
I am woundering how many astronomers are using PixInsight software, and how much more there would use it if the price was affordable!
Is it really necessary to keep the price for a licence astronomical high ?

Haha felt the same way. This is the only item in ALL of AP that NEVER goes on sale... Says alot about the owner.... & why it was cracked recently.

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« Reply #19 on: 2019 March 18 02:10:10 »
I am woundering how many astronomers are using PixInsight software, and how much more there would use it if the price was affordable!
Is it really necessary to keep the price for a licence astronomical high ?

Haha felt the same way. This is the only item in ALL of AP that NEVER goes on sale... Says alot about the owner.... & why it was cracked recently.

It's very simple really. If, after trying it, you don't think it represents value for money (at less than the price of a mid-range narrowband filter) then don't buy it. I personally think the 'high end' trainer shoes are not value for money so guess what, I don't buy them!

PI has been the mainstay of my AP processing for near on 10 years so for me that's less than 20 bucks, quid or Euro a year. I have spent more in that time on mouse mats!

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« Reply #20 on: 2019 March 18 02:37:49 »
I am woundering how many astronomers are using PixInsight software, and how much more there would use it if the price was affordable!
Is it really necessary to keep the price for a licence astronomical high ?

Haha felt the same way. This is the only item in ALL of AP that NEVER goes on sale... Says alot about the owner.... & why it was cracked recently.

It's very simple really. If, after trying it, you don't think it represents value for money (at less than the price of a mid-range narrowband filter) then don't buy it. I personally think the 'high end' trainer shoes are not value for money so guess what, I don't buy them!

PI has been the mainstay of my AP processing for near on 10 years so for me that's less than 20 bucks, quid or Euro a year. I have spent more in that time on mouse mats!
+1 There is a free 45 day trial to decide whether or not to buy it. If you don’t like it then don’t buy it. You’be lost nothing except a bit of time.
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« Reply #21 on: 2019 March 18 08:04:07 »
I've just switched from my DSLM to a good dedicated astro camera with some filters. Compared to that invest PixInsight is a real bargain. Heck, a good filter costs as much as PI.

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« Reply #22 on: 2019 March 18 11:17:22 »
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Haha felt the same way. This is the only item in ALL of AP that NEVER goes on sale... Says alot about the owner.... & why it was cracked recently.

Incorrect - this says more about the users of cracked software.

Futhermore the price of PixInsight has been steadily, and not trivially, falling since the day it was released - by simple virtue of the fact that it has remained constant throughout all of its major, and minor, revisions.

PixInsight is therefore effectively on sale permanently and the price reductions have been 'for all time'. Name a single other AP paclage whose 'sale price' never returns to its pre-sale value (or less)? Are these 'sale prices' not just indicative of software purveyors just being deperate to get a new user addicted to their methodology?

Really though, at the end of the day PixInsight is worth several times the cost actually charged for it, and there are many users who would have no hesitation in paying even more than they were asked to.

And, whilst names are being named, which AP software is supplied with abosutely no limitations or restrictions, totally free of charge, for a generous 45-day no-quibble trial period?

Just keep in mind that there is no law that states that you must buy PixInsight - the choice will always be the customer's
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« Reply #23 on: 2019 March 18 19:34:53 »
I am woundering how many astronomers are using PixInsight software, and how much more there would use it if the price was affordable!
Is it really necessary to keep the price for a licence astronomical high ?

Haha felt the same way. This is the only item in ALL of AP that NEVER goes on sale... Says alot about the owner.... & why it was cracked recently.

It's very simple really. If, after trying it, you don't think it represents value for money (at less than the price of a mid-range narrowband filter) then don't buy it. I personally think the 'high end' trainer shoes are not value for money so guess what, I don't buy them!

PI has been the mainstay of my AP processing for near on 10 years so for me that's less than 20 bucks, quid or Euro a year. I have spent more in that time on mouse mats!

Is is that simple for you? Simple for me would be someone who runs a company and helps other people like star tools does for those who can't afford it. This old paradigm of money first people second is dying hard. I look forward to watching it die. Apparently the owner of the company is one of the cheapest people on earth as EVERYTHING goes on sale EXCEPT PIXINSIGHT. So him and his software must be brought down. I am happy it was hacked.  I laughed all day that day. This is principale for me. I would never give a company that is run cutthroat like this a dime of my money ever. Shame as it is good software.

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« Reply #24 on: 2019 March 18 21:54:47 »
IMO, the price for PixInsight is more than fair and I'm certain that it's not making Juan rich. That being the case, why should he ever offer it for a cheaper price?  You're entitled to your own opinion but I don't think there are many that would share it.

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« Reply #25 on: 2019 March 19 01:02:51 »
Is is that simple for you? Simple for me would be someone who runs a company and helps other people like star tools does for those who can't afford it. This old paradigm of money first people second is dying hard. I look forward to watching it die. Apparently the owner of the company is one of the cheapest people on earth as EVERYTHING goes on sale EXCEPT PIXINSIGHT. So him and his software must be brought down. I am happy it was hacked.  I laughed all day that day. This is principale for me. I would never give a company that is run cutthroat like this a dime of my money ever. Shame as it is good software.

I wish never someone visits your business saying that your work deserves to be ruined.

PI offers a generous trial period, its philosophy is clearly described at the FAQ, and there are plenty of resources out there demonstrating its workings and help a potential customer to decide.

There are many alternatives available, even offered as free software. Since you can recognize a good software I suggest you to volunteer in such projects and see how it is done.
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« Reply #26 on: 2019 March 19 01:40:25 »

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Is is that simple for you? Simple for me would be someone who runs a company and helps other people like star tools does for those who can't afford it. This old paradigm of money first people second is dying hard. I look forward to watching it die. Apparently the owner of the company is one of the cheapest people on earth as EVERYTHING goes on sale EXCEPT PIXINSIGHT. So him and his software must be brought down. I am happy it was hacked.  I laughed all day that day. This is principale for me. I would never give a company that is run cutthroat like this a dime of my money ever. Shame as it is good software.
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I wonder if you went to work and you were not paid , you would soon shout about it , do not expect people to work for free
this Pi project is a source off income for Juan and must remain so or there will be no Pixinsight, so Please do us all a favour and keep your
ill conceived ideas to your self as there is no place for it here

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« Reply #27 on: 2019 March 19 01:57:27 »
Pretty pointless discussion really. Some people may be convinced by a reasoned discussion. Others will never be persuaded. A bit like trying to convince an astrologer that astrology is rubbish.
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« Reply #28 on: 2019 March 19 02:43:07 »
I am happy it was hacked.  I laughed all day that day.

Those statements alone confirm that PixInsight is not for you or you for it.


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« Reply #29 on: 2019 March 19 07:51:08 »
Do not feed the troll...