ST and color blindness

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rodolgo
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ST and color blindness

Post by rodolgo »

Hello,
Just wanted to report here that since I’m using Startools I finally solved a major deficiency that prevents me from using the potential of other processing software: color-blindness. The MaxRGB feature helps me tremendously mitigate my red perception deficiency.
Kudos to the bright and smart people who developed ST.
Kindly yours
Rodolphe

For comparison purposes, this is what I could achieve using other tools and ST - starting from the same LRGB stacked frames:

Before (APP + PI):
https://astrob.in/sycb0e/F/


After (APP + Startools):
https://astrob.in/sycb0e/H/

Cheers
happy-kat
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Re: ST and color blindness

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Wow they are quite different, well done with the StarTools process.
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Re: ST and color blindness

Post by admin »

Rodolphe, this makes me so, so happy to hear! :D

The MaxRGB mode was precisely created as completely different, objective way to color balance an image, that does not rely on color perception at all.
I use it all the time myself; even for non-color blind people it is an excellent sanity check, to see if the colors in your image are truly reflective of the known astrophysical processes going on in your image.

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Re: ST and color blindness

Post by Burly »

Well done 👍 excellent results using Startools
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