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    Hi all, hope thisn is the best place to ask this.....
    In the future I will take photo's with ccd camera and/or webcam through a
    14" Meade SCT
    will also be using stacker.
    My question is: Some people use stacker and then use adope photoshop to
    'enhance' the result. Some of your photo's are amazing !!!!!!
    What version of photoshop do I have to buy?
    The complete version?
    a.. Full from ? 833.69 ($1000 ???)

    Is very expensive. Or is a lesser version also enough for astro-photografie.

    Please don't flame me if i am at the wrong place, just trying to get some
    help from experienced guru's :-)

    Thanks

    Andre, Belgium
    Software Engineer



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    On Mar 22, 6:55 am, "Andre" <n...@telenet.nope> wrote:

    You don't "have" to have Photoshop to do good images. It's a great
    program, sure, but for many of us it's really a smidge overpowered for
    our purposes. Some alternatives? Paintshop Pro is a very capable and
    reasonably priced program. Photoshop Elements, made by Adobe is also
    very good, and includes most of the tools from Photoshop you'll need.
    Most programs for image acquisition/camera operation (like CCDsoft)
    will be able to do a fair amount of image processing, too.

    The advantages of the most recent Photoshop release? Its ability to
    handle 16 bit image files. And it's ability to handle "plugins." You
    can, for example, get plugins that are especially designed to apply
    processing of interest to astronomical imagers. You can also get a
    plugin that will allow Photoshop to read FITS files.

    My opinion? Most people for sure don't need Photoshop in the
    beginning. Get Paintship Pro or Elements or a share/freeware program
    like GIMP and use the money you "save" on a better camera.

    Unk Rod


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    Andre wrote:
    Look at GIMP (no cost other than your time to learn)
    http://docs.gimp.org/en/
    http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/

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    "RMOLLISE" <rmollise@hotmail.com> wrote:


    A lot of people say that the GIMP is more versatile in certain areas
    than Photoshop. I use them both (GIMP coming free with my Linux
    package) but mostly use other graphics packages for "everyday" type
    stuff.

    Eugene L Griessel

    Intuition (n): an uncanny sixth sense which tells people
    that they are right, whether they are or not.

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    On Mar 22, 8:08 am, Sam Wormley <sworml...@mchsi.com> wrote:


    Hi:

    I like GIMP a lot. Unless I'm mistaken, however, it's only available
    for Linux/Unix, right? That, I'm afraid, is a pretty significant
    drawback for most folks.

    Unk rod


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    On 22 Mar 2007 06:25:21 -0700, "RMOLLISE" <rmollise@hotmail.com> wrote:


    The Gimp runs fine under Windows. IMO, however, its lack of adjustment
    layers is a serious limitation for astronomical image processing. Your
    suggestion of Paint Shop Pro is much better for those on a tight budget.

    _________________________________________________

    Chris L Peterson
    Cloudbait Observatory
    http://www.cloudbait.com

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    Le jeu 22 mar 2007 à 06:25 -0700, RMOLLISE a écrit :

    GIMP is also available for MS Windows and MacOS X:
    http://gimp.org/downloads/
    (see section Binaries for various platforms)

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    On 22 Mar 2007 06:25:21 -0700, "RMOLLISE" <rmollise@hotmail.com> wrote:


    The Gimp is available for Windows, Unix/Linux and MacOS



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    On Thu, 22 Mar 2007 11:55:08 GMT, "Andre" <none@telenet.nope> wrote:


    Others have pointed out that alternatives exist, but IMO an investment
    in Photoshop CS2 is something you'll never regret. Most other programs
    have various limitations for technical image processing (just look at
    their most touted features, things like red eye reduction and instant
    skin color corrections).

    I don't know what kind of options you have buying Photoshop in Europe.
    In the U.S., it is quite easy to get Photoshop at an academic price of
    well under $300. All you need is to be in school, be affiliated in
    several ways with a school, or have kids in school. You might want to
    explore that option.

    _________________________________________________

    Chris L Peterson
    Cloudbait Observatory
    http://www.cloudbait.com

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    Le jeu 22 mar 2007 à 11:55 GMT, Andre a écrit :

    IRIS is a free program written by Christian Buil for processing
    astronomical images. A bit hard to use if you are not used to command
    line, but very, very powerful:
    <http://www.astrosurf.com/buil/us/iris/iris.htm>

 

 
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