I am impressed with the ease of working with the package compared to MaxIm DL Pro 5, PI and PSCS2/3/4 with which I am very familiar.
Current image processing routines and filters are still as 'dumb' as they were in the early 90s.
In your final image, noise is worse in some areas, less in others.
In this case, when you launch a module that is able to apply a mask, the whole image will flash in green three times.
This too is common practice in the realm of documentary photography.
You can convert everything you see to a format you find convenient. Give it a try!