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Overdriving the 'Strength' parameter too much may make channel transitions too visible.
Central to the module, is the 'Digital Development' parameter, which controls the strength of the development and resulting stretch.
The Color module allows for various ways to calibrate the image, including by star field, galaxy sampling and - unique to StarTools - the MaxRGB calibration view.
StarTools comes with a unique colour balancing aid called MaxRGB.
You can convert everything you see to a format you find convenient. Give it a try!