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31 May 2021: APP 1.083-beta2 has been released ! APP 1.083 stable will follow soon afterwards. It includes a completely new Star Reducer Tool, New File Saver Module, Improved Comet registration and much more, check the release notes here!

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APP 1.083-beta2, working directory  

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(@zurgany)
Brown Dwarf Customer
Joined: 1 year ago
Posts: 9
June 1, 2021 03:03  

So, I am testing the beta version, I noticed that even after you set up your working directory, when you start the integration process, it now asks you to set up the directory, not once, but twice!

Is that normal?


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(@vincent-mod)
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June 1, 2021 08:59  

It asks for the working directory for processing and the second is for if you want a different directory to save the result. This may change a bit, depending on what is handy.


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(@mabula-admin)
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June 1, 2021 14:37  
Posted by: @zurgany

So, I am testing the beta version, I noticed that even after you set up your working directory, when you start the integration process, it now asks you to set up the directory, not once, but twice!

Is that normal?

@zurgany,

No, that would not be normal indeed...

Please read what the File/Folder Chooser window says 😉

Save Location Stack

"Please select your Save Directory for the integration/Stack of your light frames" - So nothing is mentioned about resetting the Working Directory.

From the release notes:

  • NEW FILE SAVER MODULE INCLUDING PNG WRITE SUPPORT, DPI AND ADDITIONAL ICC COLOR PROFILES, file saving in APP has been completely upgraded. This upgrade is applied in the whole application where frames are saved and it should solve many requests regarding file saving in the application. It is used when masters are created, your light frame integration/stack, when you save with the preview filter and in all the batch tools. Especially in the batch tools, the file saver is new much more user friendly. You only need to set the save settings once for whatever file type that you choose and the batch will be saved in the same way, without ever asking file save settings again. The file saver now is just one panel that allows you to set all file save options which are, directory of choice (no more saving in only the Working Directory), file name of choice, file type (FITS/TIFF/PNG/JPG), bit depth (depending on the file type, 8/16/32 bits), ICC profile for TIFF/PNG/JPG, JPEG quality. The new file saver also includes the option to set Dots Per Inch (DPI, for printing purposes) for TIFF/PNG/JPG frames. Finally, the file saver includes many more ICC color profiles (no profile for linear data, sRGB v2, v4, ColorMatch RGB, Adobe RGB 1998, Apple RGB, Wide-gamut RGB, ProPhoto RGB) to use which can be needed for printing purposes, or for moving the non-linear data to other applications like Photoshop. Be aware that if your data is still linear, simply save your data without an ICC color profile. So you can also choose to not include an ICC color profile for TIFF/PNG/JPG when the data is still linear. (if you do save with an ICC profile on dark linear data, you will get issues with your data! ICC color profiles like sRGB, Adobe1988, ProPhoto etc... are not to be applied on linear data at all, they are for the non-linear color spaces).

File Save Panel

It asks you where you want to save your master calibration frames and where do you want to save your stack 😉 In this new release, you can now choose where results are saved. They no longer are saved in the Working Directory by default. We think that will be much more user friendly going forward. The Working Directory is the location where temporary integration data is stored so it is different than where you want your results to be. Hope this clarifies the new behaviour?

Mabula


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(@zurgany)
Brown Dwarf Customer
Joined: 1 year ago
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June 2, 2021 04:44  

Thank you for your reply I really appreciate it.

The problem that it asks although all I have is master files, but it still asks where to save the master!

I have my folders nested inside each other and it is so annoying to keep searching and clicking to go back to the working directory. It is really annoying, much worse than starting every time with the documents folder. 


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(@andymp3)
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Joined: 3 years ago
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June 2, 2021 20:35  

I agree Jay. The first save dialog (for lights) not so bad since I just click through it. Second for masters only makes sense when first creating the master.  If the masters have been created and set .. asking for Save is .. pointless (yes and annoying 🙂 .. Be nice to turn it off altogether!

 

Andy


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(@vincent-mod)
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June 3, 2021 10:07  

That's a good one I think, thanks for mentioning! I'll pass it on.


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(@mabula-admin)
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June 3, 2021 10:24  

Hi @andymp3 & @zurgany,

Asking for the masters location happens in this beta, because the automatic BPM creation is on and then it first needs to check if a BPM needs to be created or not which would be saved in the masters folder location... anyway thanks for mentioning this, because we can easily and will fix this behaviour.

Mabula


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(@andymp3)
Hydrogen Atom Customer
Joined: 3 years ago
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June 3, 2021 15:57  

It's all good Mabula! Minor really.. the final image is fantastic as always!

 

Andy


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