Montage will do much more than create mosaics. The components of the toolkit are very useful tools in their own right, and can do tasks such as the following:
- Convert FITS images or mosaics into grayscale or color JPEG images; see the 3-color image of NGC 5584 shown below
- Generate metadata from a set of FITS images
- Retrieve the header from a FITS image
- Check the validity of a FITS image’s header
- Re-size a FITS image
- Create a “cutout” of a FITS image
A full list of the functionality is provided here on the Montage web page.