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AstroBuffer is a CCD astrophotography image manipulation application.
- Opens FITS and SBIG (st9) files
- Adjustable contrast to view different background and range of a image.
- Align Images based on two star alignment
- Sum images
- Zoom in and out
- Magnification window
- Subtract images
- Average images
- Apply Convolutions
- Take pixels to x power
- Divide (flat) images
- Lesser two images
- Center object
- Copy/Paste Selected
- Resize Canvas
- Software Binning
- Create L/RGB color images from four/three images.
- Decompose saved L/RGB color images into separate images.
- Create new Images with specified value.
- Save as a image that KDE supports
- Save as FITS
Below are the requirements that need to be installed before running this software. Not listed are the requirements that each of those need.
- PyQwt (tested with version 5.1.0)
- PyQt (tested with version 4.4.2)
- Numpy (tested with version 1.0.4)
- SciPy (tested with version 0.6.0)
- PySBIG (with latest version)
There is much to do, more than listed here, but here are some of the first things planned to be worked on.
- L/CMY support
- Make various dialogs more easier to use (Example: Scale should allow you to put in dimensions)
- More provided Convolutions
- Better Cosmic Ray removing options
- More flexable background-contrast settings
- Support NASA PDS images
- Star bloom Removal
- Improve Speed (Look into using more of SciPy)
- Cleanup code (It is sorta a mess right now)
- Write documentations include tutorials and some example images to play with.
- Make a icon for the application
- Make centroid work better (Used with alignment)
- Fix endian issues (I'm sure it won't work on big endian)
- Fix type/large value issues (histogram slider breaks if you have very large values, no reason to have 64 bit float the default, divide is messed up)
- Fix up settings menu
- Better Copy/Paste tool
- An option to use other interpolation methods (cubic, spline?)
- Cross Cursor in viewport widget
- Bugfixes missed while porting to PyQt4
- Update pyfits version to 1.3
- Application icon
- Move to PyQt4, PyQwt5, and removed PyKDE
- PySBIG is optional
- Software Binning
- Settings Dialog to set image precision added
- Added File→Open Recent
- Rearrange menu items
- Fixed some image size checks
- Fixed wrong url reference for document copy()
- Resize document starts with documents size in options
- Scale dialog has size spin boxes
- Quadratic Sum Tool
- Fixed menu bug when color document opened after non color document
- Multiply Tool added
- Laplacian of Gaussian Convolution added
- Copy and Paste with selection added
- Doesn't crash on File→Quit anymore
- Resize Canvas Tool
- Fixed mean value in 60% divide (flat)
- inline C version of centroid to improve speed
- Fixed memory leak caused from undo system
- Works with numpy 1.0.2 and scipy 0.5.x
- Make Center tool for centering an object
- Autocontrast works better
- Can right click on tab for a popup menu
- Workaround for RGB name increment problem
- Fixes reading background range from previously saved rgb and lrgb files.
- Changed auto contrast so it wouldn't prevent loading flat files.
- Rotate, Scale, Shift dialogs go back to default settings after apply.
- Convolution dialog to do convolutions with with Guassian, Zeros, and Custom kernels
- Duplicate option
- Power Tool (i.e. each pixel x^y value)
- Can rename tabs
- Changed Contrast Dialogs
- Error message box gets shown if exception occurs
- Uses scipy histogram to improve speed
- Fixed getHistograms for color images so green and blue are in correct order
- Reorganized the ColorRGB?Document code
- Added L/RGB capabilities instead of just RGB.
- Decompose created L/RGB images into separate images
- Able to create a new image with all pixels a specified value
- While opening a FITS image, it checks to see if HDU is primary or image HDU before trying to open