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2022-05-29: APP 2.0.0-beta2 has been released !

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windows 2.0.0-beta2

macOS x86_64 2.0.0-beta2

macOS arm64 M1 2.0.0-beta2

Linux DEB 2.0.0-beta2

Linux RPM 2.0.0-beta2

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(@xthestreams)
White Dwarf Customer
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 27
 

It's doing great! Still the best way I know to quickly and effectively reduce data for subsequent processing AND it has the benefit of doing enough processing "in the box" for me to make pleasing images without a lot of headaches or hours of training videos and books.

I'm usually a pretty crankily camper when it comes to software (and own a LOT of AP software) and it's still my daily driver go to - and as Wouter says, there's a lot going on - Mabula has acknowledged he made a tactical error in taking a waterfall vs. continuous delivery approach, but he's delivering value again with this release and there's more to come I'm sure. 


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(@darrenphillips666)
Molecular Cloud Customer
Joined: 3 years ago
Posts: 4
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Posted by: @nicholas64

@darrenphillips666

 

Try following the forums there was an update to the beta we are on version 2 and Mabula will be releasing the next update in the next few weeks.

"https://www.astropixelprocessor.com/community/release-information/astro-pixel-processor-1-083-preparing-next-release/"

How many weeks till the new version? its been 5 months since you said that?

It's been a Year & Half since the last full release.


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(@nicholas64)
Main Sequence Star Customer
Joined: 3 years ago
Posts: 38
 

@darrenphillips666

Why are you asking me? I'm not the developer mate I answered what I did when I did in context.

 


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(@turtlecat1000)
Main Sequence Star Customer
Joined: 9 months ago
Posts: 63
 

Just my 3 cents worth… As a developer for many years and having done management for the past few I can really appreciate the difficulty involved here. Even so I’ve tried PixInsight (have a license) and DSS and I’ve had no success like I have had with APP. It’s absolutely worth the money. In fact I paid for the renters license a few days ago before the sale and I don’t regret the 15% even. I’m happy to support a small business and one that has removed a mountain of frustration for me. Just like my Stellina has removed a mountain of frustration from imaging. 

Anyway, wishing clear skies to you all. 


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(@sparkdawg068)
Hydrogen Atom Customer
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 1
 

Just my 2 cents worth, APP IS AWESOME software, dss is poop, lots of poop and forget about PI, unless its pumpkin pie 😀 😀 

Happy Thanksgiving


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(@nicholas64)
Main Sequence Star Customer
Joined: 3 years ago
Posts: 38
 

@sparkdawg068

Hey Robert

I totally agree with you  Pixinsight is such a mind***k I love APP and eventually when it does come out with the latest version it will only be better but it's damned good as it is. In particular combining different focal lengths and making panoramas and allowing excellent   separation of bandpasses with OSC filters

All without difficult mathematical pixel maths thingy. Some people are visual others are  analytical, for the analytical Pixinsight works for them for the truly visual I love APP and Photoshop

 

 

 


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(@scotty38)
White Dwarf Customer
Joined: 1 year ago
Posts: 17
 

Bit unfair that, I pay for both APP and PI so no axe to grind but there's a world of difference in terms of updates to the software, user highlighted issues/fixes and even forum responses. Which software you prefer and why not being relevant here though....


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(@wvreeven)
Galaxy Admin
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 1782
 

@sparkdawg068 @nicholas64 We tolerate discussion about other image processing software on this forum but please keep the conversation civilized.


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(@nicholas64)
Main Sequence Star Customer
Joined: 3 years ago
Posts: 38
 

@wvreevenwhich part of that conversation was uncivilised if you are referring to the banter then I think that's more a cultural bias, there was nothing "uncivilised" in our exchange and definitely in praise of APP I dont understand. Explain please

This post was modified 9 months ago by Nick Axaris

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(@imnewhere)
Main Sequence Star Customer
Joined: 5 years ago
Posts: 60
 

Even if APP stopped being developed I'd continue to use it. The stacking and gradient reduction are awesome. There are a few things I wish it did better, like getting flats right on my Pentax K1 and K1ii cameras, and if not then pulling out any structure and checking for an uneven illumination and allowing a false flat to correct it (the correct vignetting tool has never worked when I stack without flats even doing Mabula's method), or even allowing the synthetic flats I can create in PI to be used as a flat.

As far as the star removal and reduction tools, I imagine that is what is taking all the time to finish up. I use StarExterminator in either Photoshop or PI for removal since it blows Starnet out of the water, or I use either StarShrink or my own star reduction actions in Photoshop if I want to make the stars smaller. I do wish there was a nice noise reduction module in APP, but to be honest the output files whether stretched or unstretched are great to shove into PI or Photoshop or sometimes both.

I'd rather Mabula take the time he needs to get it right than to push it out with things that are broken in it.


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(@zmanbremerton)
Hydrogen Atom Customer
Joined: 8 months ago
Posts: 1
 

I downloaded the trial version today and found that it cannot be checked for malicious content by macOS.  so, I cannot install the program.  Guess i will have to wait until the next version to see if it will work.

Screen Shot 2021 12 04 at 10.52.38 AM

 


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(@turtlecat1000)
Main Sequence Star Customer
Joined: 9 months ago
Posts: 63
 
Posted by: @zmanbremerton

I downloaded the trial version today and found that it cannot be checked for malicious content by macOS.  so, I cannot install the program.  Guess i will have to wait until the next version to see if it will work.

Screen Shot 2021 12 04 at 10.52.38 AM

 

You can go to System Preferences, click on “Security” and click on the “open” button that will show the app. It’ll then run without a problem. At some point they plan to update the underlying JDK  version which will allow them to sign the app to avoid that notification.

My secret hope is that update will come with an updated Vulkan update for graphics and GPU usage as well. Not that I expect that anytime soon. 


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