Here is a formal announcement of the PixInsight series I'm working on. I wanted to share this news with you. Would you please be so kind as to help us pass the word? Thank you very much all!
This time out, we board a new vehicle called PixInsight for which there is tremendous interest! Warren has teamed with PixInsight expert Rogelio Bernal Andreo, an APOD imager and recipient of AIC's prestigious Pleiades Award. PixInsight is the brainchild of Juan Conejero, a Spanish software developer who has led the 'PTeam' since 2004 in PI's development. If you're new to image processing, PixInsight is a very powerful and much less expensive alternative to Photoshop. New modules are being added all the time, eliminating the need for astro-specific, 3rd-party plugins as with Photoshop. Because it was specifically designed for Astrophotography, it has definite advantages over Adobe CS. We're confident that IP4AP's succinct and to-the-point format will deliver the much needed 'context and chronology' to the existing information available on PixInsight- the what to do and when to do it. As with previous series, we are offering a Special Introductory Price on our Rolling Release. As each chapter is completed, it will be made available to you in streaming format. When the entire series is finished we will produce a DVD. Take advantage of this special, limited-time offer. The new, quality series by the world leader- IP4AP, on the hottest software in collaboration with its hottest user.
Once you are comfortable navigating in PixInsight, you'll learn how to harness its powerful, multiscale processing environment. ATrous Wavelets will enable you to treat large and small scale structures independently of one another. You'll learn how to Reduce, Align, and Combine quality master files; and while still in the linear space: restore sharpness with Deconvolution, repair Gradients with ABE and DBE, achieve proper color balance with Color Calibration, and perform noise reduction with ACNR. Later, we'll perform permanent, nonlinear stretches with the Histogram Transformation tool, develop amazing detail with HDRMT, and perform other enhancements such as selective Saturation and Morphological Transformation to reduce star sizes. Down the road, Rogelio will demonstrate his super-mosaic techniques.
PixInsight is available as a rolling release. Your purchase gives you access to new tutorials as they are posted. The online version is just $39.99! Please be patient with us as quality authoring and production is time consuming. PixInsight tutorials require a Flash enabled browser. Tutorials cannot be downloaded.