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  1. I ran into the same issue a couple of years ago. Not only would the Kodak machines not read the data, but neither did the online printing services offered by a couple of the local camera stores (perhaps they were also using Kodak machines?). In the end, I had them printed at a Costco store with no problems. If you should happen to have a Costco nearby, I would suggest that as a good solution. P.S. I am on a Mac so it is not a Windows glitch. Good luck Leslie
  2. It is too bad that Deep Sky stacker has not worked for you; I do not know why it should reject so many images. I used it quite a few years ago, and did not run into that situation. The rule of thumb for a properly exposed deep sky image is to have the back-of-camera histogram hump separated from the left side, and about 1/4 to 1/3 of the way to the right-hand side. I have taken images, that I managed to successfully process, where the hump was about 1/2 of the way to the right, largely because of sky glow in my suburban location. Regardless of what software you use to align and stack, you will still need to stretch the combined image using a series of curves to bring out the object from the background. Good luck in your endeavours.
  3. Most people doing deep sky astrophotography use a separate program to align and stack their images before taking them into a program such as Affinity for processing. One of the most common is Deep Sky Stacker (for Windows) which is free and will align the images (to correct for earth's rotation), rate the images and then let you choose which ones you want to stack. If you are on the Windows platform, this would be, I think, a much easier way to accomplish the task.