Upon launch, the colour module blinks the mask three times in the familiar way. If a full mask is not set, the Color modules allows you to set it now, as colour balancing is typically applied to the full image (requiring a full mask).
In addition to blinking the mask, the Color module also analyses the image and sets the 'Red, Green and Blue Increase/Reduce' parameters to a value which it deems the most appropriate for your image. This behaviour is identical to manually clicking the 'Sample' button where the whole image is sampled.
In cases where the image contains aberrant colour information in the highlights, for example due to chromatic aberration or slight channel misalignment/discrepancies, then this initial colour balance may be incorrect and may need further correct. The aberrant colour information in the highlights itself, can be repaired using the 'Highlight Repair' parameter.
In the case of the presence of an instrument with a Bayer matrix, the green channel is assumed to contribute precisely 2x more signal than the red and blue channels.
It is up to you how you wish to approach image processing.
Exclusive to the main screen, the buttons that activate the different modules, reside on the left hand side of the main screen.
Signal evolution Tracking data mining plays a very important role in StarTools and understanding it is key to achieving superior results with StarTools.
The Stereo 3D module can be used to synthesise depth information based on astronomical image feature characteristics.
You can convert everything you see to a format you find convenient. Give it a try!