Plugin for Starnet++

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Plugin for Starnet++

Post by fabdev » 10 Nov 2020, 14:14

Starnet++ is a software used to remove stars using artificial intelligence. A plug-in for Astroart is now ready:

The plugin contains a detailed "readme" file about installing both Starnet++ and the Astroart Plugin. Read it carefully, remember that the image must be 8 bit or 16 bit (stretched), if your image is not, there are instructions about transforming the image. Here is a typical result:
About Starnet++ this is the official website:
Starnet++ also requires a CPU with AVX instructions, usually available after 2011 (not on Celeron/Pentium).

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Re: Plugin for Starnet++

Post by Emilio » 11 Nov 2020, 08:45

Just after the first initial test it seems very effective and promising. PS postprocessing can be avoided. Thanks Fabio.

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Re: Plugin for Starnet++

Post by Rudi » 11 Nov 2020, 16:01

I get an error message when running run_mono_starnet.bat.
VCRUNTIME140_1.dll is missing

It seems that an Visual Studio runtime library is missing.
I have Visual Studio 2015 installed.

A side note:
I also tried installing the latest RT library from here: ... -downloads
But that didn't help.

However, finding VCRUNTIME140_1.dll and manually copying it to the Starnet++ folder did the trick and the Starnet++ works great then!!

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Re: Plugin for Starnet++

Post by it344x » 20 Apr 2021, 08:32

starnet definately works, but I need to be able to take/make a starmask to put the stars back into the image after it has been processed. Haven't figured out how to do that in AA yet :-\

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Re: Plugin for Starnet++

Post by TKnightKY » 21 Apr 2021, 02:59

All you need to do is reopen the original image with the stars and then subtract the starless image from the original image leaving only the stars.
Sometimes it doesn't subtract properly so I have to close Astroart and reopen Astroart, reopen the two images and they subtract the starless image from the original image. Good Luck.


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