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by TimN
Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Software Troubleshooting
Topic: Bug with LRGB Processing
Replies: 1
Views: 1923

Bug with LRGB Processing

There is a potential bug when loading LRGB files. After you load each file (L, R, G, B), let StarTools finish processing the file (the spinning circle in the bottom right should not be visible anymore) before you load the next one. Otherwise the file won't load but will indicate it did. The result i...
by TimN
Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [New User] Checkerboard Pattern in Image?
Replies: 14
Views: 11713

Re: [New User] Checkerboard Pattern in Image?

I had a similar problem with different software. After that, I have always had my capture program (SGP) capture in RAW as well as FITS. If you still have access to the RAW files you are ok.
by TimN
Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tony Hallas Processing for a DSLR
Replies: 2
Views: 3712

Re: Tony Hallas Processing for a DSLR

Thanks Ivo, what you say makes a lot of sense. Thanks again for saving me the time of trying out some of his ideas. I'll keep dithering - as I was before - but back to my normal processing routine. :)
by TimN
Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tony Hallas Processing for a DSLR
Replies: 2
Views: 3712

Tony Hallas Processing for a DSLR

I was originally a Photoshop User that switched mainly to StarTools quite awhile ago and have been very satisfied. Great Product! :thumbsup: I watched a recent YouTube video from Tony Hallis that shows his very unusual processing for DSLR's. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZoCJBLAYEs#t=39 Basically...
by TimN
Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: Image Processing Troubleshooting
Topic: Processing Stars separately from Image
Replies: 2
Views: 2242

Re: Processing Stars separately from Image

Thanks Alvinillo, I'll give that a try. Looks like an excellent tool. I'm surprised that I didn't see it.
by TimN
Mon Sep 29, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: Image Processing Troubleshooting
Topic: Processing Stars separately from Image
Replies: 2
Views: 2242

Processing Stars separately from Image

StarTools has some excellent tools for dealing with stars. However, stretching an image to bring out the detail in a faint nebula often blows the stars up making fixing them difficult. In a perfect world I would like to stretch the stars differently then the rest of the image. That would produce the...
by TimN
Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Software Troubleshooting
Topic: Masks
Replies: 8
Views: 5490

Re: Masks

I have gone back to the latest Alpha with Track and tried some of the images again to see where my earlier problems actually occurred. When I first load my 95mb image I choose track. The screen goes light and I see an indication "StarTools Not Responding". However, I wait a bit and everything is ok....
by TimN
Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: Software Troubleshooting
Topic: Masks
Replies: 8
Views: 5490

Re: Masks

I posted most of the above information on "Cloudy Nights" as there were some other members following this discussion. I have since added the following. It's been raining here today so I've had more time to play with StarTools. In spite of what I just posted, the file sizes in MB don't appear to be t...
by TimN
Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Software Troubleshooting
Topic: Masks
Replies: 8
Views: 5490

Re: Masks

Thanks Ivo, you are really doing some great stuff here. Yes, the problem with the auto star mask in Decon has been fixed. Also, thanks for the information on galaxy masks. Much better than the colour choice I was making. Just for your information. I have an older laptop with one of the first dual co...
by TimN
Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Software Troubleshooting
Topic: Masks
Replies: 8
Views: 5490

Re: Masks

I downloaded the latest alpha 1.3.164 from the site but it says 1.3.165 on my copy when I hit the i for about. However, I can't find the stretch command - it seems to have disappeared. So, I can't get to Decon to try the fix. Regarding the problem with the mask when using Life - yes the whole green ...