TUTORIALS



This time out, we board a new vehicle called PixInsight for which there is tremendous interest. Warren has teamed with PixInsight Expert Rogelio Bernal Andreo, an APOD imager and recipient of AIC's prestigious Pleiades Award. We're confident that IP4AP's succinct and to the point format will deliver the much needed 'context and chronology' to the existing information available on PixInsight- 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 Adobe CS and we can see a time in the near future when its postprocessing abilities will surpass Photoshop in many areas.

The PixInsight series is recommended for those with some level of astronomical image processing experience. Our Soup to Nuts series offers a quick-start to the theory and general practice of image processing.

'...Warren's warm, conversational style pairs well with the comprehensive skill set offered by the all-star team of both he and Rogelio... This series is certain to unlock processing mysteries for new and seasoned astrophotographers alike.'

Joseph DePasquale | Science Imager
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Chandra X-ray Center

Disclaimer: The Chandra X-ray Center and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics do not endorse any particular vendor's products.

'IP4AP's PixInsight tutorials are a must-see for anyone opening up the PI toolbox. I highly recommend this series. You will not only climb the PI learning curve, but enjoy it at the same time!'

Ken Crawford, President
Advanced Imaging Conference, Inc

'Despite using PixInsight for three years and achieving major milestones in my processing, I've found IP4AP's series to be wonderfully helpful. Warren's clear scripting combined with Rogelio's expertise truly illuminate the complex parameters of PI's powerful functions. These tutorials have already significantly improved my workflow, and I can't wait for each new release!'

Josh Lake- Winner 2012 Hubble's Hidden Treasures image processing contest
Pomfret School Observatory Director, Pomfret, CT

PixInsight Part-1

Part-1 of our series will get you comfortable navigating in PixInsight. You'll learn how to Reduce, Align, and Combine quality master files; and while still in the linear space: repair Gradients with ABE and DBE, achieve proper color balance with ColorCalibration, and restore sharpness with Deconvolution.

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Online version $60.00 Your purchase provides a personal link that will be sent via Email within 24hrs. Tutorial series may be streamed in either your Flash-enabled browser, or on your Non-Flash Tablets and Smart Phones. Tutorials cannot be downloaded.

A DVD version of PixInsight Part-1 is available. We also offer a special 'Combo' discount if you'd like the online version along with the DVD. Follow this link to purchase a DVD or Combo.

PixInsight Part-2

In Part-2 of our series, we'll perform permanent, nonlinear stretches, reduce noise, develop amazing detail, and perform many other enhancements using the power of multiscale wavelets transformations.

Learn more and review the Table of Contents

Online version $65.00 Your purchase provides a personal link that will be sent via Email within 24hrs. Tutorial series may be streamed in either your Flash-enabled browser, or on your Non-Flash Tablets and Smart Phones. Tutorials cannot be downloaded.

A DVD version of PixInsight Part-2 is available. We also offer a special 'Combo' discount if you'd like the online version along with the DVD. Follow this link to purchase a DVD or Combo.

PixInsight Part-3

Part-3 of our PixInsight 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.

Learn more and review the Table of Contents

Online version $65.00 Your purchase provides a personal link that will be sent via Email within 24hrs. Tutorial series may be streamed in either your Flash-enabled browser, or on your Non-Flash Tablets and Smart Phones. Tutorials cannot be downloaded.

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