Part-3 of our PixInsight tutorial series moves on to more advanced topics. Among those covered will be: HDR composition, building mosaics, multiscale processing via wavelets, Narrowband image processing, and further refinement of techniques involving Masks, PixelMath, etc. Also featured is a recap of earlier concepts detailed in Part-1 and 2, providing the much needed Context and Chronology - the what to do, and when to do it.
PixInsight is the brainchild of Juan Conejero, a Spanish software developer who has led Vicent Peris and the 'PTeam' since 2004 in PI's development. If you're new to image processing, PixInsight is a very powerful and much less expensive alternative to Photoshop. New modules are being added all the time, eliminating the need for astro-specific, 3rd-party plugins as with Photoshop. Because it was specifically designed for Astrophotography, it has definite advantages over Photoshop and we can see a time in the near future when its postprocessing abilities will surpass Photoshop in many areas.
PixInsight Part-3 Series Extras
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