Some quick thoughts from my first use. Probably irrelevant in the grand scheme of things but nonetheless I'll post them while they're still fresh in my mind...
1) I like the console window feedback. in comparison to DSS... DSS is a bit nerve-wracking sometimes. It also tends to lock the processors. The console feedback in Siril gives me heart that something actually happening, and I can actually review the progress for more than a tenth of a second in a small modal window. It also doesn't seize the computer. Kudos.
2) it's quick (again, in comparison to DSS)
3) directions are a little muddled, but creating new master darks, flats, and bias to conform to Siril was relatively easy. It did not accept my DSS-created masters, presumably due to some file format issue. Still a bit puzzling but no big deal in the end.
4) Picky stupid observation regarding the icon on my laptops's quick bar (I use the tiny icon view to maintain work-space size) the icon is a bit subdued and difficult to see in the quick-bar. suggestion:recommendation. Provide alternate icon tailored to "tiny" mode to improve visibility in quick-bar. Fluff...I know...
5) Perhaps I'm missing something. When you've already converted a file set, but forgotten to stack, it appears you have to go through the whole thing again from scratch (ie import files, convert, etc before you can remedy the missing stack operation (encountered when creating cal files) flats
6) while I realize it represents additional documentation work (issues a face-palmed groan from every overtaxed programmer who reads this, myself included ) and obviously, there are only so many sufficiently intimate/knowledgeable and skilled enough to do that work... It would be nice if there was a "quickstart" first run paint-by-numbers procedure (I believe the trendy phrase is workflow) to get the novice over that first major hurdle of achieving an initial "final". I had several fits and starts in processing my first image due to the uncertainty in what needed to be done. Edit: It appears I got ahead of myself...There are tutorials, just at the end, not where I expected them to be. I'll shut up on that for now until I got through them.
I really like it so far, but as noted, I've processed all of one photo, and that's just a crude first shot. I really have no idea what I'm doing, just cobbling my way through. I have a long way to go to master it, but it's very promising. My "final" image is much tighter (smaller stars) and color channel registration seems much better than with DSS, (more clarity in the galaxy I'm playing with NGC 6946), since using the same data for both DSS and Siril, Siril produces a less grainy output with higher detail and less star bloat...again, with only the most rudimentary understanding of how to "make it go"
overall, I give it a big +1
more to come later as I figure out more.
Edited by xiando, 14 October 2017 - 10:21 PM.