ASI v 1.5 for Mac what are the image saving formats

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Fivel
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ASI v 1.5 for Mac what are the image saving formats

Post by Fivel » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:00 am

I cannot find where to select the format I want to save the images in.
I would like to save as tiff or png and not fits if possible.
Thanks.

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Re: ASI v 1.5 for Mac what are the image saving formats

Post by Fivel » Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:10 pm

Hi again. I need to add an additional concern when I tried to image a comet last night.
I set ASICap for RAW16 and the image(s) saved in fits format.
I could not find any selection for tiff or png files.
When I opened the capture folder, instead of a single 30 second image, it saved it as 38 individual fits files.
I have the asi185mc camera and want to save tiff format images. Does this app do still captures, or video only?
I appreciate your help.

Fivel

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Re: ASI v 1.5 for Mac what are the image saving formats

Post by walkfaraway » Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:40 am

Hi Fivel, I am sorry that this problem bothered you.So far, ASICAP has no way to select image formats, only the default image format is available. The image format is PNG for 8-bit and FITS for 16-bit. The video format is AVI for 8-bit and SER for 16-bit.
Thank you.
Mouling Song
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Re: ASI v 1.5 for Mac what are the image saving formats

Post by Fivel » Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:53 pm

Thank you Mouling for the info.
I also realized that asiCap does not save still images (ex. DSOs) as one file.
It saved my comet image as individual frame (fits) files. So for a 30 second capture it saved well over 40 individual fits files. Am I doing something wrong or is this not a feature for this app?
If it is not a feature, how about adding that in the next version? It would be great to easily choose between saving videos or still images, and add the tiff and png formats.

Fivel

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Re: ASI v 1.5 for Mac what are the image saving formats

Post by walkfaraway » Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:07 am

Hi Fivel, Your suggestion is excellent. We'll consider adding them in future versions.
Thank you.
Mouling Song
ZWO Software Engineer
Location:lon=120.6 lat=31.3
SuZhou China

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