StarTools was created to complement the many freely available stacking and pre-processing solutions with unique, state-of-the art post-processing functionality.
Many stacking solutions provide rudimentary post-processing functions as well. Please note that only pre-processing and stacking should be performed in these applications in order for StarTools' signal evolution Tracking to work and achieve optimal results; Tracking cannot track signal and noise propagation that happened in other applications. As such, please do not stretch, color calibrate, perform gradient removal, or perform any other operations beyond initial calibration in these applications.
And in astrophotography, that tends to be a good thing!
Getting to grips with new software can be daunting, but StarTools was designed to make this as painless as possible.
There is no one perfect solution, but rather a range of approximations to the "perfect" solution.
StarTools' Deconvolution module allows for recovering detail in seeing-limited and diffraction-limited datasets.
You can convert everything you see to a format you find convenient. Give it a try!