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!
Latest Version Performance
I just wanted to take a moment to say what a great job you folks have done on the latest versions of APP. It really seems to be processing images nicely. I don't know all the work you have done behind the scenes on these latest versions but it is as if the images are much smoother, the stretching is more natural, and the colors really seem to be less washed out. I am taking pictures with the same camera, same scope, same everything and they just seem to come out better. I used to have to stack in APP and do some clean up in Photoshop but these images are all APP. The second is after stacking while the first is after using tools to run through the steps from top to bottom. This is only 30 2min subs with a 294MC Pro during a terrible moon. All defaults with no modifications to settings. This software is REALLY getting good, thanks and keep up the good work!
Thank you Lesley, that is very very appreciated! Yes, behind the scenes APP was optimised a lot, mainly for speed (and we continue to do so) and some better calibration procedures and such. All combine to make it perform a lot better automatically. Changes can be found in the release information ( https://www.astropixelprocessor.com/community/release-information/astro-pixel-processor-1-077-ready-for-download/)