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Keiths Image Stacker PICT format

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I'm using keiths Image Stacker to process an old video of Jupiter that I shot a few years back.
I can get a half decent image but I can only save in PICT format.
My Mac cannot open the resulting image.
preview gets close, but I get a "Try opening in 32 bit mode"
How do I do this. I can't find this option anywhere.

The official answer is to open in Preview and convert to JPEG....
I cannot open in preview!!!!!

Does anyone have any ideas?
My only other laptops are Linux (Ubuntu) machines

I need an image stacker that will run on either a Mac or a linux box.
KIS should be ideal, if only I could find a way to convert PICT to JPG or similar.
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Post by Brian »

Well, I* googled "Pict to jpg converter mac" and got a number of hits, including:

http://www.iwinsoft.com/imageconverter/
($15)

http://osxdaily.com/2010/01/24/convert- ... -and-more/
(apparently free)

BTW may be something here:
http://www.cloudynights.com/item.php?item_id=1044

HTH,
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Post by dazcaz »

I found out how to do it.
The "open in 32 bit mode" was meant for preview itself not the image file.

I had to right click on "preview" in the applications folder, then click "get info".
In this info panel, there was a box to tick to open preview in 32 bit mode.

This done, it opens the PICT files with no problem and then I can save them in any format.

I now have quite a nice image of Jupiter. It won't win any awards, but it means that i can now progress and learn the software a little more.
My main task at the mo, is to work out how to make the final image bigger.
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Post by dazcaz »

My first attempt with KIS is here
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t262/dazcaz/jup5.jpg

An earlier attempt with Registax is here
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t262/dazcaz/jup2.jpg

I think they are two different videos.

Neither are great, but the KIS is hopeful, seeing as I no loner have a machine to run Registax on :)

Both videos, if indeed it were two separate videos, were a bit ropey :)
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Post by Brian »

The KIS image shows promise, as you say. That's the GRS I think. As a comment, the red/blue atmospheric dispersion is more evident in the KIS image than the Registax image, but maybe they were taken with the planet at different altitudes.

Good to see you getting useful results from KIS. I know some users have found it to be just too cumbersome to learn in the past,

Good result!
Brian
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Wellingborough UK.

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