Once all issues are fixed, launch AutoDev again and tell it to 'redo' the stretch. If all is well, AutoDev will now create a histogram stretch that is optimised for the "real" object(s) in your cleaned-up dataset.
If your dataset is very noisy, it is possible AutoDev will optimise for the fine noise grain, mistaking it for real detail. In this case you can tell it to Ignore Fine detail.
If your object(s) reside on an otherwise uninteresting or "empty" background, you can tell AutoDev where the interesting bits of your image are by clicking & dragging a Region Of Interest ("RoI"). There is no shame in trying multiple RoIs. AutoDev will keep solving for a global strecth that best shows the detail in your RoI.
If even visible, don't worry about the coloring just yet - focus getting the detail out of your data first. If your image shows very bright highlights, know that you can "rescue" them later on using, for example, the HDR module.
Thank you StarTools for turning my average photos into amazing ones.
The two aspects - color and luminance - of your image are neatly separated thanks to StarTools' signal evolution Tracking engine.
To view just the model that Life is using to enhance the image, the 'Output Glow Only' parameter can be set to 'Yes'.
It doesn't stop there however – the Fractal Flux module can use any output from any other module as input for the flux to modulate.
You can convert everything you see to a format you find convenient. Give it a try!