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Required - ALE (Anti Lameness Engine) binaries for windows
« on: 12 / January / 2012, 02:06:45 »
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have read about and visited the home page for the ALE stacking software. but as much as i tried to, i could not get the binaries on the net. i do not have the setup nor the expertise to compile the source myself.

can someone be kind enough to post the binaries for windows if they have.
thank you

Re: Required - ALE (Anti Lameness Engine) binaries for windows
« Reply #1 on: 12 / January / 2012, 06:03:10 »
You could try asking the author dhilvert AT gmail DOT com.

As a matter of interest, why do you wish to use this programme ?

It is command-line driven and user unfriendly.

There is far better software available, including freeware.


Re: Required - ALE (Anti Lameness Engine) binaries for windows
« Reply #2 on: 12 / January / 2012, 08:04:33 »
thanks microfunguy

it is for the exact reason that i require it - i would like to do a noise reduction automatically with a SX 130 connected on a PTP. download a few shots and convert with a command line. hope it works like i am imagining.

i will definitely try emailing  dhilvert, thanks for the suggestion


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Re: Required - ALE (Anti Lameness Engine) binaries for windows
« Reply #3 on: 23 / May / 2014, 01:46:48 »
Cross-compled ale-0.9.0.3 for you: http://vi-server.org/vi/pub/ale-bin.exe

Not tested it although...

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$ wine ./ale-bin.exe --version
ALE Version:      0.9.0.3
File handler:     PPM
Color data:       SINGLE
Coordinate data:  SINGLE
DFT:              Built-in
Threads:          Disabled
Assertions:       Enabled
Optimizations:    Enabled
« Last Edit: 23 / May / 2014, 01:50:09 by vi »


Re: Required - ALE (Anti Lameness Engine) binaries for windows
« Reply #4 on: 09 / June / 2014, 03:43:16 »
thank you vi - so generous of you.
i  have downloaded it and will definitely try it out later in the day.

thank you once again

Re: Required - ALE (Anti Lameness Engine) binaries for windows
« Reply #5 on: 09 / June / 2014, 04:06:04 »
Hello Vi
tried using it with few jpg's but it gave me the  message


*** 'VJIMG0006.JPG' doesn't look like a PPM file.

*** (To handle other file types, use a version of ALE with
*** ImageMagick support enabled.)

can i resolve it or does it require a recompile with the above switch enabled. ill try to convert my jpg's to  PPM for testing purpose with IM or GM but id like to work with jpgs later on :)

regards

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Re: Required - ALE (Anti Lameness Engine) binaries for windows
« Reply #6 on: 09 / June / 2014, 05:18:20 »
Hello Vi
tried using it with few jpg's but it gave me the  message
Yes, this is why I posted --version output ("File handler:     PPM") for users to see that it's the most basic version of ALE.

can i resolve it or does it require a recompile with the above switch enabled. ill try to convert my jpg's to  PPM for testing purpose with IM or GM but id like to work with jpgs later on :)
So do I. I usually convert my files to PPM prior to [trying] processing them with ALE.

Does this version work well with PPM files?

I've built and published it just because of I had both ALE source code and a cross-compiler at hand...
Building ALE + ImageMagick is trickier than building stand-alone ale. As I see this happens to be useful for others as well, I can try making an improved build. Which of the following is more needed:

1. ImageMagick file handler;
2. FFTw DFT instead of built-in (probably faster);
3. Fixing "Threads:          Disabled";
4. x86_64 version?
« Last Edit: 09 / June / 2014, 05:26:37 by vi »

Re: Required - ALE (Anti Lameness Engine) binaries for windows
« Reply #7 on: 09 / June / 2014, 06:13:27 »
thank you vi for your reply.
im going to take a few shots (5-10) on a fixed tripod and convert it to ppm and then give it a try.
i have high hope of creating a cleaner and hopefully a higher resolution image.

will get back with results as soon as i have done this

just on a side note - i have already tried doing a focus stacking automation with tufuse and had mixed result. mixed not because tufused misperformed but because i have not been able to tweak my focus bracketing routine - i use ptp to control camera from pc. of course ale and tufuse are two different things although their functionality may overlap. i use tufuse to do focus bracketing, while i want to use ale for superresolution. do you have any experience or received good results with it


Re: Required - ALE (Anti Lameness Engine) binaries for windows
« Reply #8 on: 09 / June / 2014, 06:20:32 »
sorry i forgot about the last part

1. ImagMagik - i think this would be best. because i dont like to convert between image formats
2. FFT DFT - faster would be better but not absolutely necessary. may be later if it becomes worth the effort :)
3. Threads : disabled - again performance improvement would be a low priority.
4. x86_64 - may be an advantage but i never use it - i have to deploy to several systetms few have win 32 few are  64. i always use a lowest common denominator.

so all in all i think ImageMagik would definitely be nice - converting between formats always gives me the shivers - especially if jpg (lossy compression) is involved

Re: Required - ALE (Anti Lameness Engine) binaries for windows
« Reply #9 on: 09 / June / 2014, 06:25:50 »
sorry if i am being a noob but i have

dev-cpp with mingw32
can i compile ale on it

would love to share the effort if i could but as you can see my knowledge for c is dated

but i am blabbering ....

 

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