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by decay
Thu Jun 06, 2024 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: presentation questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1622

Re: presentation questions

Here are some impressions on how the new "Brightness Tranches" setting works. Processing was: Bin 71% preset, Crop, Wipe Basic preset but aggressiveness boosted up to 96% because of some gradients. Then OptiDev, IFD about 6 px and ROI as shown. "Brightness Tranches" setting increased from 10 up to 1...
by decay
Tue Jun 04, 2024 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: presentation questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1622

Re: presentation questions

Thank you much for paying attention to this, Ivo.
I will reprocess my M63 and get back here soon.

Dietmar.
by decay
Sun Jun 02, 2024 6:44 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IC 4628 Prawn Nebula
Replies: 2
Views: 626

Re: IC 4628 Prawn Nebula

Hi Martin, All of your last images are of excellent quality. Seems that you figured out everything to perfection. :thumbsup: And thanks for mentioning your experience using AutoDev vs. FilmDev in this case. Very interesting. I guess we will have some more discussions regarding OptiDev ... but I hope...
by decay
Sun Jun 02, 2024 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: presentation questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1622

Re: presentation questions

I think I remember that from Andy, but thought it was before the latest OptiDev fix? I agreed with his sentiment, but was of the opinion that old OptiDev-AutoDev was causing some of that harshness, and again due to the stellar profile problem as we have found. But I'd have to go back to old threads...
by decay
Sat Jun 01, 2024 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: presentation questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1622

Re: presentation questions

I find the stretches of autodev to be very conservative and low contrast - especialy in the later versions of startools Yes the latest release can give a feeling of being muted after OptiDev, relative to what we were probably all used to. This came about from increasing bit depth...or something lik...
by decay
Thu May 30, 2024 6:45 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: a number os isues
Replies: 8
Views: 2633

Re: a number os isues

It's like I have a new computer. :thumbsup: I like the fact that you you're not throwing away old hardware and that you are running Linux. In the past I always assembled my PCs by myself and installed Linux on them. The only reason that I'm currently using Windows is because it came pre-installed o...
by decay
Thu May 30, 2024 5:17 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M63 - interrupted by - Aurora Borealis
Replies: 7
Views: 2199

Re: M63 - interrupted by - Aurora Borealis

Polar lights visible way down in Southern California! Who would have thought?! I was ill-prepared. :( I was ill-prepared, too. Mostly, because I just didn’t believe that there would be anything to see or to photograph. And than I only had my compact camera mounted onto a super tiny tripod, crawling ...
by decay
Fri May 24, 2024 7:36 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: a number os isues
Replies: 8
Views: 2633

Re: a number os isues

Hi Richard, this is what I can contribute - ad 3.: Most times these crashes occur due to insufficient virtual memory (settings). Please have a look at this FAQ (which was the solution in my case some time ago): https://www.startools.org/downloads/technical-faq/sporadic-crashes But yes, instead of sl...
by decay
Mon May 20, 2024 11:06 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M63 - interrupted by - Aurora Borealis
Replies: 7
Views: 2199

Re: M63 - interrupted by - Aurora Borealis

Hi Freddy! :) I agree, this galaxy looks often a bit purplish on images. I think this is because it shows lots of HII regions in it, probably often pronounced by NB accents. These red accents together with the blue of the spiral arms may give a purple impression. And those rich dust lanes may lead t...
by decay
Sat May 18, 2024 8:12 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M63 - interrupted by - Aurora Borealis
Replies: 7
Views: 2199

Re: M63 - interrupted by - Aurora Borealis

Hi Stefan, thanks! :) Yes, a lot of detail, more than I had hoped for. The sunflower is clearly visible. But honestly, just because of SVDecon. Thanks for pointing out the purple cast. That seems to be a recurring problem for me. Processed seven (ty-seven) times and still off target. :( . I think it...