10 contenders go head-to-head to see which software is the best for processing astrophotography

To Adobe or not to Adobe. That is the question many photographers are asking with the spate of new image processing programs vying to “kill Photoshop.” I tested more than ten contenders as alternatives to Adobe’s image processing software, evaluating them for the specialized task of editing demanding nightscape images taken under the Milky Way,…

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Distinct

The Buick Special was an automobile produced by Buick. It was usually Buick’s lowest-priced model, starting out as a full-size car in 1936 and returning in 1961 (after a two-year hiatus) as a mid-size.

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Sleek

The Ford GT is an American mid-engine two-seater sports car manufactured and marketed by Ford for model year 2005 in conjunction with the company’s 2003 centenary — and again in redesigned form for model year 2017. The GT recalls Ford’s historically significant GT40, consecutive four-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1966-1969), including…

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Munitions

Fort Klapperkop was the third fort erected before the outbreak of the Anglo-Boer War (1899–1902) to protect Pretoria. It has been restored with historical accuracy and arranged as a museum, with permanent exhibitions of Anglo-Boer War objects and furniture. The fort has the following rooms: Ammunitie, Hospitaal, Keuken, Machine, Telegraaf, Stal and Manschappen.

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Run-down

Hollis Brown He lived on the outside of town With his wife and five children And his cabin fallin’ down… Ballad of Hollis Brown – Bob Dylan

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Ruin

Ruin – the parts of a building that remain after the rest has fallen down or been destroyed.

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Classic

Alfa Romeo Automobiles is an Italian car manufacturer, founded as A.L.F.A. (“Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili”, “Lombardy Automobile Factory Corporation”) on 24 June 1910, in Milan. The brand is known for sporty vehicles and has been involved in car racing since 1911.

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Curves

One of the best known landmarks in Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route is the Beacon Isle Hotel. Beacon Island is at the mouth of the Piesang River and has a history that goes back to 1771. In that year the first navigational beacon was erected on the island. The original was a square block…

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Vintage

Pretoria Old Motors Club was established in 1966. The first POMC – CARS in the PARK was held in 1980 at the POMC Club grounds in Keuning Street Silverton. Nine cars of POMC club members were displayed. From 1982, other clubs were also invited to display their vehicles. By 2005 more than 80 clubs displayed…

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Magnum PI

The Ferrari 308 GTB Berlinetta and Targa topped 308 GTS are V8 mid-engined, 2-seater sports cars manufactured by the Italian company Ferrari from 1975 to 1985.

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