Some of the most accomplished astrophotographers have found CCDStack to a very valuable tool for image processing. Here are a few things some of them have to say…
"I am so impressed with CCDStack not only because it is powerful but it is comprehensible. It mates perfectly with Photoshop CS5 and CS6 and is well organized logically in a perfect workflow expressed in common terms. This is really a masterpiece of software!"
Tony Hallas -CA, USA
"CCDStack is an awesome piece of software. It gives you all the right tools in all the right places. Signal to noise ratio is the number one concern of every imager. CCDStack makes that goal the core of its design philosophy. What would otherwise be complex and troublesome is straightforward with CCDStack."
The New Astro
"Star Shadows Remote Observatory (SSRO) was conceived as an attempt to create an environment to do advanced imaging using only world-class equipment and software under the pristine skies of New Mexico. It is a true testiment to the quality of CCDWare software that we use it exclusively for image acquisition and processing. John Smith's CCDAP is a standby for SSRO image acquisition, and the exquisitely developed and tested features of Stan Moore's CCDStack have been used for virtually every image posted on our website. I would conservatively estimate that CCDStack saves several hours per image posted vs. older techniques using the "standard" software packages. These days, we use CCDStack and Photoshop for 100% of our image processing with complete satisfaction."
Star Shadows Remote Observatory (SSRO)
"I have been using CCDstack since it's early beta days an I was hooked the first time I used it. The work flow is very logical and the program is fast and easy to use. This program has eliminated several programs that I used to use and now my data 90% completed in CCDstack with just a few tweaks in Photoshop to finish up. One of my Favorite functions is the ability to do an on-the-fly DDP stretch that you can tweak to your hearts content.
I would not think of processing my data without CCDstack..."
"CCDStack is the processing package I have dreamed about since I started processing images 10 years ago. It is logical, really easy to use and it does a great job with every single process, from creating calibration frames to color combining. The intuitive user interface and the great variety of easy-to-use tools make this a no-brainer. I only use this program now for processing and the results are terrific. I'm hooked!"
Since I've been using CCDStack the quality of my images has improved considerably. If you want to make the most of your images, I'd give CCDStack a serious consideration. The program is easy to use and it has some really unique features you soon don't want to miss anymore. I now rarely use any other software for data reduction and basic processing.
"As for me, going back to the Sequencer days, I have rarely taken an image that was not automated with CCDAutoPilot. Furthermore, I have almost exclusively processed the data acquired from CCDAutoPilot with CCDStack . Both programs are very powerful, but most important to me, they are easy and intuitive to use. Our hobby is difficult enough and vendors become successful if they can SIMPLIFY our complex tasks. I tried to do that with Astrodon filters being the first to design filters that even out the flux among the red, green and blue filters for general classess of cameras. One exposure time. One dark time. Simpler approach. CCDWare has done that with all of its offerings, including PEMPro."