My first road block was that Adobe Camera RAW for CS5 did not recognize my T5i (I guess the T5i came out after they stopped writing updates for CS5 maybe?). Anyway, I still haven't found a patch but I found a work-around...
- Using iPhoto, I export the RAW files as TIF files
- Using File > Scripts in Photoshop I load the TIF files as layers
- Then I crop all the files at once because they're all layers on top of each other
- Then I use Photoshop scripts again to save layers as files
When I try to load these files into Registax I get an access violation error:
|Access violation at address 005F0AE3 in module 'RegiStax6.exe'. Read of address 5ED80010.|
What the heck does that mean?? I tried looking it up and some forums suggest that perhaps the files are too big (with 18MP even my cropped TIF files are 5+ MB). One solution is to save them as BMP instead of TIF, but I didn't want to lose any image quality... I want my TIFs back!
I tried one more thing, I opened the files in Photoshop and saved each individually as TIF files again. This brought up some save options and I clicked on IBM PC instead of Mac. I have no idea what this does, but it was worth a try.
|Save As > TIF > Byte Order: IBM PC|
It worked! Registax now opens my 5+MB TIF files no problem, just like before! Now if I could just figure out why I'm getting some alignment shifts toward the edges, I'll be all set. Or maybe I just need to wait for a truly clear night so I'm not fighting clouds AND software at the same time.
|Waning Gibbous: 15 frames stacked in Registax each at ISO 200, 300mm, f/11, 1/50 sec|
The end result, with wavelets in Registax and a quick High Pass in Photoshop, I'd say it was worth it!