Season your image to taste. Dig out detail with the Wavelet Sharpen ('Sharp') module, enhance Contrast with the Contrast module and fix any dynamic range issues with the HDR module.
Next, you can often restore blurred-out detail (for example due to an unstable atmosphere) using the easy-to-use Decon (deconvolution) module.
There are many ways to enhance detail to taste and much depends on what you feel is most important to bring out in your image. As opposed to other software, however, you don't need to be as concerned with noise grain propagation; StarTools will take care of noise grain when you finally switch Tracking off.
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The reason Wipe backs off is that Wipe (as is the case with most modules in StarTools) refuses to clip your data.
StarTools keeps a detailed log of what modules and parameters you used.
The Heal module was created to provide a means of substituting unwanted pixels in an neutral way.
The Super Structure allows you to manipulate the super structures in your image separately from the rest of the image.
You can convert everything you see to a format you find convenient. Give it a try!