StarTools comprises several modules with deep, state-of-the-art functionality that rival (and often improve on) other software packages.
Thanks to StarTools' Tracking feature the Color module provides you with unparalleled flexibility when it comes to colour presentation in your image.
The Compose module is easy-to-use, but extremely flexible compositing and channel extraction tool. As opposed to all other software, the Compose module allows you to effortless process, LRGB, LLRGB, or narrowband composites like SHO, LSHO and more composites, as if they were simple RGB datasets.
The crop module is an easy-to-use image cropping tool with quick aspect ratio presets and switchable luminance and chroma preview modes.
StarTools' Deconvolution module allows for recovering detail in seeing-limited and diffraction-limited datasets. StarTools' deconvolution is unique amongst astrophotography software in several ways;
The De-Noise module offers detail-aware, astro-specific noise reduction. Paired with StarTools' Tracking feature it yields pin-point accurate results that have no equal.
New in StarTools 1.6, the Denoise 2 module offers an alternative aesthetic to the venerable classic Denoise module, yet with all of its local signal quality Tracking power intact.
The Develop module was created from the ground up as a robust equivalent to the classic Digital Development algorithm that attempts to emulate classic film response when first developing a raw stacked image.
The Entropy module is a novel module that enhances detail in your image, using latent detail cues in the color information of your dataset.
The HDR (High Dynamic Range) module optimises local dynamic range, in order to bring out the maximum amount of detail that is hidden in your data.
The Lens module was created to digitally correct for lens distortions and some types of chromatic aberration in the more affordable lens systems, mirror systems and eyepieces.
The Life module brings back 'life' into an image by remodelling uniform light diffraction, helping larger scale structures such as nebulae and galaxies stand out and (re)take center stage.
New as of StarTools 1.6 beta, is the Stereo 3D module. The Stereo 3D module can be used to synthesise depth information based on astronomical image feature characteristics.
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