ImPPG version 0.6.0

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ImPPG version 0.6.0

Post by GreatAttractor » Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:52 pm

ImPPG version 0.6.0 is available at: https://github.com/GreatAttractor/imppg/releases

New features:
  • GPU (OpenGL) back end for much faster processing
Enhancements:
  • View scrolling by dragging with the right mouse button (previously: with the middle button)
  • Zooming in/out with the mouse wheel (previously: Ctrl + mouse wheel)


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ImPPG — stack post-processing and animation alignment
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Re: ImPPG version 0.6.0

Post by marktownley » Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:04 pm

Fantastic! Thanks very much.


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Re: ImPPG version 0.6.0

Post by rsfoto » Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:16 pm

Hi,

As I am always interested in different software solutions in order to improve my images I downloaded ImPPG and atarted to test it today.

I opened one of my AVI files and got the message

ImPPG_cannotopenfile.JPG
ImPPG_cannotopenfile.JPG (15.46 KiB) Viewed 1991 times

which is of course the worst error I can get ? I acquire my AVI using lucam Recorder and use a Lumenera Infinity 2-2M camera.

Is there a way to solve this problem ?

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Re: ImPPG version 0.6.0

Post by marktownley » Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:32 pm

ImPPG is for image files (jpegs, tiff etc), not movie (avi) files Rainer.


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Re: ImPPG version 0.6.0

Post by rsfoto » Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:43 pm

marktownley wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:32 pm
ImPPG is for image files (jpegs, tiff etc), not movie (avi) files Rainer.
Hi Mark,

Thanks :shock:


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Re: ImPPG version 0.6.0

Post by GreatAttractor » Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:22 pm

Hi Rainer,

That's right, ImPPG is for post-processing of stacks. So you must stack your AVI first (e.g. in AutoStakkert), and then you can open the resulting TIFF in ImPPG. On the home page you'll find links to a few tutorials:

http://greatattractor.github.io/imppg/


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ImPPG — stack post-processing and animation alignment
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Re: ImPPG version 0.6.0

Post by rsfoto » Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:08 pm

GreatAttractor wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:22 pm
Hi Rainer,

That's right, ImPPG is for post-processing of stacks. So you must stack your AVI first (e.g. in AutoStakkert), and then you can open the resulting TIFF in ImPPG. On the home page you'll find links to a few tutorials:

http://greatattractor.github.io/imppg/
Hi,

Thank You. Will play a bit inorder to see if it gives better images as I am getting now.

I process my AVI's in AviStack v2.0 including Wavelets and save them as TIF.

Thanks again ...


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Re: ImPPG version 0.6.0

Post by marktownley » Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:22 pm

rsfoto wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:08 pm

I process my AVI's in AviStack v2.0 including Wavelets and save them as TIF.
I'd miss out the wavelets and go straight to ImPPG for sharpening


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Re: ImPPG version 0.6.0

Post by GreatAttractor » Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:22 pm

I'd miss out the wavelets and go straight to ImPPG for sharpening
Indeed! It will work best with raw, unprocessed stacks.

Though one could do the primary sharpening elsewhere (e.g. wavelets in Registax) and then just touch up in ImPPG (probably with L-R disabled, just apply unsharp mask and modify the tone curve). In any case, whenever you can, use high bit-depth images as input (16 bits per channel or more).


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Stackistry — an open-source cross-platform image stacker
ImPPG — stack post-processing and animation alignment
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SW Mak-Cass 127, ATM Hα scope (D=90 mm, LS50 etalon), Lunt LS50THa, ATM SSM, ATM Newt 300/1500 mm, PGR Chameleon 3 mono (ICX445)

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Re: ImPPG version 0.6.0

Post by rsfoto » Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:01 am

GreatAttractor wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:22 pm
I'd miss out the wavelets and go straight to ImPPG for sharpening
Indeed! It will work best with raw, unprocessed stacks.

Though one could do the primary sharpening elsewhere (e.g. wavelets in Registax) and then just touch up in ImPPG (probably with L-R disabled, just apply unsharp mask and modify the tone curve). In any case, whenever you can, use high bit-depth images as input (16 bits per channel or more).
Hi,

I will test with my TIF images with no wavelets.


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