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Details of the .fits file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .fits file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .fits file?
  • What program do I need to open a .fits file?
  • How can the .fits file be opened, edited or printed?
  • Where can I find the specifications for .fits?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .fits extension?
  • How can I convert .fits files to another format?
  • What are other, similar filename extensions to .fits?

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2 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

.fits file extension details

Flexible Image Transport System Image

.fits
Flexible Image Transport System Image .fits file icon
Description:
FITS file is a Flexible Image Transport System Image. FITS stands for "Flexible Image Transport System" and is the standard astronomical data format endorsed by both NASA and the IAU. FITS is much more than an image format (such as JPG or GIF) and is primarily designed to store scientific data sets consisting of multi-dimensional arrays (1-D spectra, 2-D images or 3-D data cubes) and 2-dimensional tables containing rows and columns of data.
Category: Graphic files
Application: XnView
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
FITS aliases:
fit, fts
FITS related links:
-
FITS related extensions:
Prism Image

FITS Graphics

.fits file extension details

HippoDraw FITS Data

.fits
HippoDraw FITS Data .fits file icon
Description:
FITS file is a HippoDraw FITS Data. HippoDraw is a powerful object oriented statistical data analysis package written in C++, with user interaction via a Qt-based GUI and a Python scriptable interface.
Category: Data files
Application: HippoDraw
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
FITS aliases:
-
FITS related links:
-
FITS related extensions:
HippoDraw Canvas Document

HippoDraw ROOT Ntuples

Other types of files may also use the .fits file extension.

.fits file converters

.fits converters

The following softwares are capable of converting .fits files to other formats:

XnView, Gimp

For example, using the softwares above, a .fits file can be converted into one of the following formats:

als, bmp, bw, cel, dcm, eps, flc, gbr, gif, gih, ico, jpg, pat, pbm, pcc
.fits file extension error

The .fits file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

fts, its, fis

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Windows Help Full-Text Search Index
Flexible Image Transport System Image
Impulse Tracker Music Sample
U-Boot uImage Image Tree Source
MATLAB Fuzzy Logic Toolbox FIS File
open .fits file

Can't open a .fits file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:

example.fits

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .fits file association, check the FAQ.

.fits file extension

Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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