Getting Started in PixInsight

Proving that quick (or easy) is seldom best.



This program is like no other and to some extent divides the astrophotography community. It presents a dilemma, since its powerful image manipulation algorithms are able to deliver the very best results but the user interface is unusual and at odds with the conventions of standard imaging programs, both photographic and astrophotographic. PixInsight (PI) is available for multiple platforms; Windows, OSX, FreeBSD and Linux, though it does require a 64-bit operating system. Most programs have a user guide but presently PixInsight has selected pop-up tools, partial documentation, tutorials and forum posts. Some tools have no documentation. A few experienced users have ...

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