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APP 1.075 has been released !

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(@lanties)
Main Sequence Star Customer
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 36
September 27, 2018 20:55  

I know this has been requested before but hopefully you can consider.

It would really be great to be able to save a project with all files listed in the file browser as well as the working directory and settings for the specific project. I often work on many session including various calibration sets and various filters etc. It takes a lot of time and some concentration to make sure all is allocated to the right sessions/filters etc.  Two weeks later there is a new version of APP (Thank you for the great work) or I discover a new setting etc and I would like to try it out on a previous set of data. The process of loading many hundreds of files correctly again to try the new setting or creating new or better calibration files etc is would be so much easier of there were projects that we could just load, change the settings and rerun the integration.

 

Please consider?


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(@mabula-admin)
Quasar Admin
Joined: 3 years ago
Posts: 2168
October 14, 2018 20:32  

Hi @Ianties,

Yes indeed, it has been requested several times. It's on my list, so it will come for sure 😉

Saving/loading projects and also saving/loading of all settings in all menus.

Mabula

Main developer of Astro Pixel Processor and owner of Aries Productions


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(@lanties)
Main Sequence Star Customer
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 36
October 15, 2018 08:39  

Fantastic news. Thank you


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(@rowland-f-archer-jr)
Red Giant Customer
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 71
October 22, 2018 17:45  

FYI, I gave a presentation to our Raleigh, NC Imaging club about APP and several people said the ability to do this - save a project - was something that was holding them back from trying APP.  

Cheers,

Rowland


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(@vincent-mod)
Quasar Moderator
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 1008
October 24, 2018 21:39  

Very good to know, thanks Rowland. Personally I wouldn't let that get in my way as it's producing some very unique things already, but when people do decide that to be the main issue, that's something that needs to be addressed.


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(@midnight_lightning)
Red Giant Customer
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 58
March 1, 2019 12:10  

I would really like this as I do a lot of multi-filter, multi session processing and as someone above mentions, it takes a great deal of concentration and time to load files correctly. 

Even just saving the Loaded Files would be a massive benefit - perhaps a good Phase 1 (Quick Win) of the Save Project change? 

On the same subject, it would be great if a report could be generated after loading files that would facilitate checking that the correct files had loaded.  

Checking is also hampered by there being no way (that I can find) to sort the file list on "Frame" - could this be added? I frequently find that, for example, the file list shows my Green lights with Reds in the middle. If I could sort by Filter and Session I coul dat least get them all together for checking.

Thanks

Jon 

 

 


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(@andy-langford)
Hydrogen Atom Customer
Joined: 10 months ago
Posts: 1
April 4, 2019 15:25  

Myself and 1 other are holding back in buying APP until you can save the default setting, it's so frustrating having to change all the different settings every time you you open the software only to find you have missed something

Andy 


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(@foucault)
White Dwarf Customer
Joined: 1 year ago
Posts: 18
April 4, 2019 21:08  

I ve already bought an owner's license, but I, too, miss that feature.

But I also see that there are many other features being worked: GPU-support, more postprocessing tools (masks, sharpening, denoise), to name just a few most relevant to me.

So I am happily looking forward to APP 2.0 😊 

Stefan


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(@midnight_lightning)
Red Giant Customer
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 58
April 4, 2019 21:12  

It would be good to see some of the bugs fixed before further development is done, I'm wondering if I did the right thing buying an owners license.

The multi-session/multi filter processing needs looking at- reported it ages ago but no update on when it will be resolved.


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(@rowland-f-archer-jr)
Red Giant Customer
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 71
April 4, 2019 22:35  

Personally I bought a renters license because I want to keep supporting Mabula on an ongoing basis.  I don't use multi-session because I calibrate after every imaging session and then integrate the calibrated frames when I'm done.   

Mabula is just one person and what he has accomplished so far is pretty amazing - I think he has built the best pre-processing engine available.  

That said, I'll bet all of his users have different priorities on what he should be working on next.  It would save me time every time I pre-process to have some kind of project capability like this, so I'd still like to see it.  

Personally I'd like to see Mabula's attention turned away from the pre-processing phase for a few months - it feels like we might be reaching the point of diminishing returns there.  But just my opinion - and mostly because I'd love to see how he tackles the post-processing phase and some of the quality-of-life things like projects.  Today I use APP through integration, cropping, light pollution removal, and RGB combination.  I then take my masters over to PI to finish.  It would be great to be able to stay with APP through the whole process, especially if Mabula could do that phase as nicely as he has pre-processing.

Cheers,
Rowland


(@midnight_lightning)
Red Giant Customer
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 58
April 5, 2019 10:42  

I can understand people wanting new features but I purchased it for pre-processing and having paid quite a lot for the full license its disappointing that bugs are not being given priority.


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