British Astronomical Association
Supporting amateur astronomers since 1890

Secondary menu

Main menu

Home Forums General Discussion
Terms of use

Using Masks in Pixinsight

2 posts / 0 new
Last post
Nick Atkinson's picture
Last seen: 18 hours 45 min ago
Joined: 11/03/2014 - 23:17
Using Masks in Pixinsight

Following the instructions in "Inside Pixinsight" by Warren Keller, Lumanance, Range Masks and Star Masks have all been installed with the usual applications including sharpening and deconvolution. The bit I don't get having made the adjustments inĀ  the Mask is how do you apply the mask to the image?

Best wishes


Last seen: 1 week 1 day ago
Joined: 05/03/2014 - 00:00
Applying a mask in PixInsight


Left-mouse-click on the name-label of the mask (left side of the mask frame) then while holding down the mouse button drag and drop the mask-label onto a blank area of the left-side border of the active image, as shown in the attached (low res) screen grab.

Once the mask is applied to the active image use the mask menu buttons from the desktop upper screen menu ribbon to select the mask mode as required. Hover the mouse pointer over the menu buttons to reveal the button functions if unclear.