Image Processing for Astrophotography
What is IP4AP?
IP4AP is a series of scripted PixInsight tutorials, each covering a particular process or technique. These tutorials are typically 3 to 10 minutes in length and get right to the point.
Our three-part ‘PixInsight Foundations’ series takes you from interface basics to more advanced techniques; think of it as Beginner and Intermediate workshops broken down into concise videos.
Our ‘PixInsight Reloaded' series introduces new processes, updates existing ones, and provides information on PI revisions.
Over 200 Tutorials with Data and Icon sets!
I subscribe to your MoP Workshops; why would I want an IP4AP subscription?
Great question! While our workshops offer in-depth, live instruction, scripted IP4AP videos are a great companion for specific topics. Think of it as a reference guide; with our search function, you can quickly find the information you need while processing your own images.
But wait, there's more!
As part of your IP4AP subscription, you also have access to our ‘Workflow’ series, where Warren takes you through the processing of an image, step-by-step. We also provide snippets of MoP workshops, great if you haven’t subscribed to a particular workshop. Lastly, IP4AP includes tutorials on Photoshop and other legacy software.
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About Our Content
Whether a beginner, a journeyman, or an advanced user needing to brush up on a particular process- you'll find it here!
PixInsight Foundations Part-1, 2 & 3
If you're new to PixInsight, begin with our PixInsight Foundations Series. Over 70 tutorials will take you from understanding PixInsight's interface through processing a final image.
Part-1 of our PixInsight tutorial series will get you comfortable navigating in PixInsight. You'll learn how to Reduce, Align, and Combine quality master files; and while still in the linear space: repair Gradients with ABE and DBE, achieve proper color balance with ColorCalibration, and restore sharpness with Deconvolution.
In Part-2 of our PixInsight tutorial series, we'll perform permanent, nonlinear stretches, reduce noise, develop amazing detail, and perform many other enhancements using the power of multiscale wavelets transformations.
Part-3 of our PixInsight tutorial series moves on to more advanced topics. Among those covered will be: HDR composition, building mosaics, multiscale processing via wavelets, Narrowband image processing, and further refinement of techniques involving Masks, PixelMath, etc. Also featured is a recap of earlier concepts detailed in Part-1 and 2, providing the much needed Context and Chronology - the what to do, and when to do it.
The PI Reloaded series is an update to our PixInsight Foundations series. With over 50 tutorials, Reloaded documents the many changes and improvements to the various tools of the latest version of PixInsight, and also clarifies and corrects concepts from the Foundations series. Each video features one or more updates to new processes, scripts, or techniques.
The PixInsight Workflow series features 'one-on-one sessions' with Warren. Join him as he shares his 'insights' into how to create beautiful astro-art. We have complete processing sessions featuring Narrowband processing, HaLRGB processing and many more examples.
These 'Snippets' are segments taken from our Masters Of PixInsight.com, Virtual Workshops. They complete PixInsight processes and techniques demonstrated during our live workshops. The focus of these workshops is to take you from absolute beginner to intermediate processor.
Legacy Processing Software
As an added bonus, we've also included our award-wining Photoshop Foundations Series, as well as our Soup to Nuts series. While we pride ourselves on being the Premier PixInsight-Centric resource, Photoshop can complement PI in putting the finishing touches on an artful image. Soup to Nuts walks you through pre-processing theory, and practically applies it to MaxIm DL and Astroart. It also provides an update on earlier releases of Photoshop CS.
Ron Brecher, better known as AstroDoc, holds a Ph.D. in Toxicology and has brought his passion for science to Astrophotography! As a member of the MoP team, Ron is known for his technical expertise when it comes to PixInsight. Ron brings his unique unscripted style to IP4AP tutorials in this series.