The Filter module allows for the modification of features in the image by their colour by simply clicking on them. It's as close to a post-capture colour filter wheel as you can get.
Filter can be used to bring out detail of a specific colour (such as faint Ha, Hb, OIII or S2 details), remove artefacts (such as halos, chromatic aberration) or isolate specific features. It functions as an interactive colour filter.
The Filter module is the result of the observation that many interesting features and objects in outer space have distinct colors, owing to their chemical make up and associated emission lines. Thanks to the Color Constancy feature in the Color module, colours still tend to correlate well to the original emission lines and features, despite any wideband RGB filtering and compositing. The Filter module was written to capitalise on this observation and allow for intuitive detail enhancement by simply clicking different parts of the image with a specific colour.
"L, RGB" simply uses the loaded luminance dataset for luminance and uses red, green and blue for the color information.
Through the Compose module, StarTools is able to process luminance and color information separately, yet simultaneously.
A video is also available that shows a simple, short processing workflow of a real-world, imperfect dataset.
To only brighten the image (for example if you wish to bring out faint H-alpha, but nothing else), set this parameter to 0%/ 100%.
Exclusive to the main screen, the buttons that activate the different modules, reside on the left hand side of the main screen.
You can convert everything you see to a format you find convenient. Give it a try!