I got an advertisement the other day for AstroPanel 4. The software was intriguing and the price was right so I clicked the button. The software is a plug-in that works in your Photoshop.
After a few hours of playing — excuse me, working — I’ve think this is a plug-in worth exploring.
- Download was quick.
- Install was pretty simple. There’s a YouTube video in case you get stuck.
- The user’s manual is a PDF.
- Instructions are clear and simple.
- I was up-and-running in less than an hour.
My only negative is that the final photo is delivered as a flattened TIFF. I usually work on individual layers before flattening my star trails. This is my chance to remove a stray light in one frame, for example. With AstroPanel, I’ll need to do that work prior to letting the plug-in do its work.
I suspect there are a lot of other features in this plug-in. Watch this space for updates.