This site aims to be a comprehensive guide to DarkFlow. We’ll cover topics such as getting DarkFlow up and running, creating and managing your image processing workflows, understanding the way an image processing operator works, getting the best from your astronomical photographs, and give you some advice on participating in the future development of DarkFlow itself.

So what is DarkFlow, exactly?

DarkFlow is a node based image processor for astronomers.

This software is dedicated to astronomical images processing. It gives you the opportunity to track the processing of your images using a non destructive approach. So you no longer need to use your memory to replay treatments you have taken some much time to implement.

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By the way, DarkFlow is free and open-source!

Helpful Hints

Throughout this guide there are a number of small-but-handy pieces of information that can make using DarkFlow easier, more interesting, and less hazardous. Here’s what to look out for.

ProTips™ help you get more from DarkFlow

These are tips and tricks that will help you be a DarkFlow wizard!

Notes are handy pieces of information

These are for the extra tidbits sometimes necessary to understand DarkFlow.

Warnings help you not blow things up

Be aware of these messages if you wish to avoid certain death.

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Some pieces of this website are for future versions of DarkFlow that are not yet released.

If you come across anything along the way that we haven’t covered, or if you know of a tip you think others would find handy, please file an issue and we’ll see about including it in this guide.