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PostSubject: Stacking program software question    Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:08 am

I was just wanting some advice on a good stacking program to use. I am not really interested in all the other processing tools as I have CS3, Genuine Fractals and Noel's tools. I downloaded the trial version of Maxim DL and do not like it at all. It screws the color of the raw files up really bad. I currently use Registax and it's ok, but I am looking for something a little better.

Hekp would be appreciated
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PostSubject: Re: Stacking program software question    Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:09 am

I have AstroArt, MaximDL, CCDStack and ImagesPlus......and some of the free stuff.

If I had only one program for calibration, stacking, noise rejection and combining it would be ImagesPlus. It is the most reasonably priced and does everything very well and is very easy to use
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PostSubject: Re: Stacking program software question    Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:09 am

For free, nothing comes close to Iris for stacking. It is NOT easy to learn, but I still highly recommend it.
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PostSubject: Re: Stacking program software question    Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:10 am

Thanks for the imput.

A question for you. When I open a file that is 8 bit it opens and looks exactly like it would in photoshop, but when I open a 16 bit or larger file in Maxim it is messed up.
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PostSubject: Re: Stacking program software question    Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:11 am

I don't use Maxim, but have it.....bought the full version upgrade when I purchased a new camera...so haven't had time to fuss with it yet. You do have to set some additional parameters...like the initial screen stretch. It looks like it is stretching the initial image at 16 bit, to much.
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PostSubject: Re: Stacking program software question    Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:11 am

MaximDL is a very powerful program once you understand how to use it. When you click save are you unclicking the "auto stretch" box?
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PostSubject: Re: Stacking program software question    Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:12 am

Almost everyone I know who is using a DSLR for imaging is now using ImagesPlus. I never hear any compliants from any of them.
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PostSubject: Re: Stacking program software question    Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:12 am

scopeman wrote:
MaximDL is a very powerful program once you understand how to use it. When you click save are you unclicking the "auto stretch" box?

The auto stretch is unclicked when I save the file
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PostSubject: Re: Stacking program software question    Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:13 am

astrolover wrote:
Almost everyone I know who is using a DSLR for imaging is now using ImagesPlus. I never hear any compliants from any of them.

Thank,

As of right now imageplus is what I am looking at the most.
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PostSubject: Re: Stacking program software question    Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:25 am

i got the full version of maximDL but dont use it- too many buttons for me- LOL, i think youll like deepskystacker
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