Image Processing


What is it for?
CCDWare is a set of astronomy software that allows you to Stack, Goto, Inspect, Automate capture, Correct the PEC of your mount and Focus your camera. The products that can be purchased as a suite or seperately are CCD Inspector, CCD Stack, Focus Max, CCD Pilot, Pem Pro and CCD Navigator

Price
$149 - $841.45 for the full product suite

Pros
Some great products such as CCD Inspector and CCD Stack so worth looking at purchasing some of these.

Cons

Full suite is expensive however there is room for each of these in every observatory!





What is it for?

Programme to align and stack your long exposure sub-frames and also provides some basic image enhancement

Price
Free

Pros
Works well

Cons

Mac support as with many pieces of astronomy software




What is it for?
General purpose image processing software very similar in capability to PhotoShop

Price
Free

Pros
Works well. There are open source add-on tools available. Works on Mac!!!!!!

Cons

Only supports 8Bit TIFF/FITS image processing which may be an issue with extreme image processing, where details may be lost.




What is it for?
Programme to align the frames in video capture files of solar system objects

Price
Free

Pros
The standard used for planetary imaging! Seems to work well and has some useful image enhancements with Wavelets
Cons

Apple support




What is it for?
Image stacking and processing software for the brave!

Price
Free

Pros
Hardnens you up as an astronomer

Cons

French!




What is it for?
PixInsight is a modular, open-architecture, portable image processing platform available for FreeBSD, Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.

Price
278 Euros

Pros
This is the profesional image processing suite. It sets a new standard for astrophotography and replaces Photoshop as the gold standard.

Cons

The documentation is not great, however there are loads of videos and help from the forum. There are also many users of the software within the society.



darktable



darktable | the photo workflow software

What is it for?
darktable is an open source photography workflow application and RAW developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers.

Price
Free

Pros
Looks like a Lightroom clone.
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Cons

MAC or Linux only.



StarStaX




What is it for?
Allows you to process Star Trails

Price
Free

Pros
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Cons

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Regim



Regim

What is it for?
Stacking Software

Price
Free

Pros
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Cons

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