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PixInsight Tutorials

PixInsight has recently been released for the Mac. While it’s not very Mac-ian in its look and feel (OK, it’s about as non-Mac as you can get), it’s an incredibly powerful program with a lot of high-end routines. It’s also got a built in programming language to let developers build their own tools, leveraging off of what it has built in. Who knows ... perhaps some day the UI will be more refined (keep in mind that OS X is really BSD Unix with a great UI riding on top). Until then, I’ve decided to put up some video tutorials to help others get over the initial hump in using PixInsight. As new tutorials get done, they’ll go up here with this blog entry serving as the master.

1) The Screen Transfer Function: 12/14/08 (click here).
2) Preview windows: 12/14/08 (click here)
3) Removing background gradients (vignetting) with the Automatic Background Extraction tool: 12/14/08 (click here).