IP4AP – Image Processing for Astrophotography
2730 Upper Mountain Rd., Sanborn, NY 14132
Premier astrophotographers Warren Keller and Rogelio Bernal Andreo team up to bring you the latest video tutorial in the IP4AP series. “Image Processing for Astrophotography: PixInsight Part-1” ($69.95) is available for online streaming or as a DVD. It contains 2½ hours of information in 23 scripted Adobe Flash tutorials that will help familiarize you with the software PixInsight, a powerful and affordable alternative to Adobe Photoshop designed specifically for astrophotography. Part 1 of the series teaches you the basic steps needed to produce most types of deep-sky images, including tips on how to reduce, align, and combine all your data; correct for light-pollution gradients; and achieve natural color balance in all your images. More advanced techniques such as sharpening routines and non-linear stretching are also demonstrated to help you get the most out of your astroimages.
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