20 January 2021: Soon to be released APP 1.083-beta2 : improved comet registration, updated tools, new Star Reducer Tool and more...
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[Sticky] Which image formats are supported by APP?
Hi Mabula, I just bought APP and didn't realize it doesn't support DNG yet, but glad to see its imminent. A further wrinkle is that Pentax DNG format does not include the forward colour conversion matrix so I believe an inversion has to be performed on the matrix they supply. Anyway, are you addressing this Pentax anomaly ? - it seems no other astro processor out there is, including my beloved Nebulosity 🙁 However I continue to use Pentax (K-5II) because it has such a good sensor.
Any idea of when the 1.074.2 version will be released? I really like this software, but I can't drop 130 Euros on software that requires me to convert my Olympus RAW (.ORF) files to TIFF files as the first step in processing. Too much trouble, and too much disk space.
P.S. A modest suggestion: as you add new camera RAW capabilities, issue interim beta versions.
Mabula is working on supporting more formats and I think this should be easier as well with the libraw support it has now. I don't have details on the roadmap for this, I do know a new version is currently in the works.
I am using APP on a trial basis on a MAC and have only a few days to go on my trial licence. So far I have not been successful in processing any picture yet. I am on Mac OS Mojave 10.14.6. When I open the working directory, which is on an external SDD (Samsung T5), APP does not show me any file. The files are all Nikon .NEF taken with a Nikon D850 camera, which is on the list of supported .NEF files.
Thanks for your help.
I have been trying out other working directories on my hard drive that contain only .jpg files and the result is the same:
no file appear under the working directory and on the bar "Files of Type" no selection is possible, no file types are shown.
That's true, it's just a way to select the working directory. When you've set that, you can pick the images using the Lights button in tab 1.
Thanks Vincent. That seems to wrok better now. I managed to get the lights, the darks and the bias loaded. Now will try out the next step. Sorry for this type of beginners questions.
No problem at all, we can learn from this as well and make it clearer if needed.
The soon to be released APP 1.076 will have much extended RAW file support, including Canon CR3, Pentax PEF, Olympus ORF, Panasonic RW2/RAW, LEICA RWL, RAW.
I am working now to get the first Beta release of APP 1.076 to be released as soon as possible.