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#1 Gregen

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:16 PM

Does anyone recommend a free imaging program that will be good for me as a beginner? I would like to be able to stack photos and slightly edit them. :question:

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:23 PM

DSS deep sky stacker is a good free program but not much post processing in it. Nebulosity by "stark labs" is a better option, it's not free but low cost.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:27 PM

For free DSS is the best way to go for stacking.

If you are also looking for a free editing program try gimp. May be other options but I know gimp is free.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:50 PM

Unfortunately Gimp is still 8 bit only. The "unstable" version is capable of 16/32 bit but it is not available.

#5 Gregen

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:27 AM

Thanks for the advice, I have downloaded DSS and will search for others! :)

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:20 AM

*Edited to remove link* may be helpful. Thx

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:28 AM

Some image processing instructions here.... Thx

#8 shawnhar

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:05 PM

Fitswork is free, so is Paint.net, both post-stacking software for editing the final pic.
StarTools is only 60 bucks, you can download and do everything but save the final image without purchase.


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