Affinity Photo Astrophotography Image Processing Guide (Third Edition)
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Affinity Photo Astrophotography Image Processing Guide (Third Edition)

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Affinity Photo Astrophotography Image Processing Guide (Third Edition)

Star-Gazing Guide to Affinity Photo Astrophotography Image Processing by Dave Eagle FRAS.

Third Edition – Covering Affinity Photo V2.

This new and expanded third edition, 117-page guide takes the reader through several image processing workflows to help get the best out of astronomy images using Version 2 of Serif’s Affinity Photo software package.

This is written for the Windows Version, but the techniques used are much the same in the Apple version, though the menus may be a little different. Please Note: Photoshop Plug-ins do not work with the Apple OS.

We have not used Affinity Photo with an iPad, so we cannot comment on how similar that version works.

Amongst the many techniques covered within this guide are:

  • Imaging Basics.
  • Using Photoshop plugins.
  • Creating and using Macros.
  • The Curves Tool.
  • The Levels Tool.
  • Managing Colour and Saturation.
  • Working with and Managing Layers.
  • Adjustment Layers.
  • Stacking Raw and FITS Images.
  • Multi-Filter Image Stacking.
  • Adjustments using Live Filter Layers.
  • Unsharp Masking.
  • Aligning and combining colour and monochrome images.
  • Layer Masking.
  • Multi-Layer Masking.
  • Background and Gradient Removal.
  • Creating RGB, LRGB and Hubble Palette images.
  • Separating colour channels.
  • Linear Fit Tool.
  • Converting image formats.
  • Opening and developing Raw and FITS files.
  • Reducing Stars.
  • Flattening images.
  • Saving Files
  • Pages: 117
  • Weight: 283g

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Useful Book for both AP and EAA
08 April 2024  | 

This book guides you through all of the basic processes involved in stacking and enhancing astro images using Affinity Photo for both one shot colour and filtered monochrome imaging. Each process is fully described, step-by-step, with screen shots at each stage, and what the process is doing to your image is explained. The book refers to example files which are downloadable from the authors website, or you can use your own data.

I do EAA, so parts of the book (stacking) didnít apply, but those that did have been very useful. Previously I used Affinity Photo astrophotography macros whose effects I didnít really understand so my processing was a bit hit and miss. Now the processes explained in this book are giving me much better results, with much more control over, and understanding about, what Iím doing.

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