StarTools was created to complement the many freely available stacking and pre-processing solutions with unique, state-of-the art post-processing functionality.
Some of these solution provide basic post-processing function as well. Please note that only pre-processing and stacking should be performed in these applications in order for signal evolution Tracking to work and achieve optimal results; Tracking cannot track signal and noise propagation that happened in other applications. Do not stretch, color calibrate, perform gradient removal, or perform any other operations beyond initial calibration in these applications.
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Please note that most datasets will need to be converted to an uncompressed TIFF format.
Any other tools on the market today simply approximate the visual likeness of such star spikes and 'paint' them on.
The Heal module was created to provide a means of substituting unwanted pixels in an neutral way.
You can convert everything you see to a format you find convenient. Give it a try!