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Gregen
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Imaging program new
      #5639652 - 01/23/13 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.

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zerro1
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Re: Imaging program new [Re: Gregen]
      #5639661 - 01/23/13 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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Erskin71
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Re: Imaging program new [Re: zerro1]
      #5639671 - 01/23/13 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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piaras
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Re: Imaging program [Re: Erskin71]
      #5639723 - 01/23/13 10:50 PM

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

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Gregen
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Re: Imaging program new [Re: piaras]
      #5640250 - 01/24/13 09:27 AM

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

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Re: Imaging program new [Re: Gregen]
      #5640342 - 01/24/13 10:20 AM

*Edited to remove link* may be helpful. Thx

Edited by tecmage (01/24/13 01:38 PM)


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mmalik
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Re: Imaging program new [Re: Gregen]
      #5640353 - 01/24/13 10:28 AM

Some image processing instructions here.... Thx

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Re: Imaging program new [Re: mmalik]
      #5640783 - 01/24/13 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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