The Develop module was created from the ground up as an alternative the classic Digital Development algorithm that attempts to emulate classic film response when first developing a raw stacked image.
It effectively functions as a digital 'dark room' where your prized raw signal is developed and readied for further processing.
Automated black and white point detection ensures your signal never clips, while making histogram checking a thing of the past. A semi-automated 'homing in feature' attempts to find the optimal settings that bring out as much detail as possible, while still adhering to the Digital Development curve.
The Development module, along with the Auto Develop, HDR and Contrast modules is part of StarTools' automated stretching solution, making endless curve tweaking and histogram checking a thing of the past; leaving the guesswork to the computer means attaining superior results.
This is a basic workflow showing how real-world, imperfect data from a DSLR can be processed in StarTools.
The two aspects - color and luminance - of your image are neatly separated thanks to StarTools' signal evolution Tracking engine.
The Band module reduces horizontal and vertical banding/striping, often caused by read noise.
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