FITS File

Did your computer fail to open a FITS file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .FITS files.

What is a FITS file?

A .FITS file is a Flexible Image Transport System bitmap file. Through our analysis of FITS files, we know that one use of the format is Flexible Image Transport System bitmap . We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

We have not yet verified any programs for Windows that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Suggest another file format using extension FITS

While we know of one file format using the .FITS file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .FITS file.

Various FITS file openers, viewers, etc.

These apps are known to open certain types of FITS files. Remember, different programs may use FITS files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

GIMPGIMPUser submitted
ImageMagickImageMagickUser submitted
MysticThumbsMysticThumbsUser submitted
MaxIm DLMaxIm DLUser submitted
ThumbsPlusThumbsPlusUser submitted
CCDStackCCDStackUser submitted
The ESO/ESA/NASA FITS LiberatorThe ESO/ESA/NASA FITS LiberatorUser submitted
3D Photo Browser3D Photo BrowserUser submitted
3DBrowser3DBrowserUser submitted
Techsoft PixEditTechsoft PixEditUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with FITS-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with FITS-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!