Download the ESA/ESO/NASA Photoshop FITS Liberator v1.01

Automatic installation

Here you will find installation files for Windows and for Mac OS X 10.2+:

Manual installation

The installation contains the following files. Feel free to install them manually, i.e. download the files and save them in the indicated directories (close Photoshop first).

Mac

  • License: License.txt (by copying the SOFTWARE onto your computer hard
    drive, you are agreeing to be bound by the terms of this Agreement)
  • /static/projects/fits_liberator/FitsFormatMac.zip: the main plug-in file (unzip and save the file in your File Format Plug-in directory, e.g. /Applications/Adobe Photoshop CS/Plug-ins/File Formats )
  • /static/projects/fits_liberator/Colour_composite.atn: A Photoshop CS2/CS/7.0 "Action" for producing colour images from a Photoshop file with three greyscale layers (save the file in your Actions directory, e.g. /Applications/Adobe Photoshop CS/Presets/Photoshop Actions).
    • Load the Action: In the Action Window (Window -> Action) select Load Actions -> /static/projects/fits_liberator//static/projects/fits_liberator/Colour_composite.atn (the small arrow in the upper right corner)
    • Open e.g. three (aligned) greyscale exposures of the same object in Photoshop.
    • Copy the three files into three layers of the same file.
    • For each layer:
      • Select the layer, for instance the Blue layer
      • Play the "Blue Layer" part of the Action.
      • Answer "Don't Merge", if that question comes.
    • Adjust layers as appropriate

Windows

  • License: License.txt (by copying the SOFTWARE onto your computer hard
    drive, you are agreeing to be bound by the terms of this Agreement)
  • /static/projects/fits_liberator/cfitsio.dll: NASA's CFITSIO library (save the file in your main Photoshop directory, e.g. c:\program files\Adobe\Photoshop CS )
  • /static/projects/fits_liberator/FitsFormat.8Bi: the main plug-in file (save the file in your File Format Plug-in directory, e.g. c:\program files\Adobe\Photoshop CS\Plug-ins\File Formats )
  • /static/projects/fits_liberator/Colour_composite.atn: A Photoshop CS2/CS/7.0 "Action" for producing colour images from a Photoshop file with three greyscale layers (save the file in your Actions directory, e.g. c:\program files\Adobe\Photoshop CS\Presets\Photoshop Actions).
    • Load the Action: In the Action Window (Window -> Action) select Load Actions -> /static/projects/fits_liberator//static/projects/fits_liberator/Colour_composite.atn (the small arrow in the upper right corner)
    • Open e.g. three (aligned) greyscale exposures of the same object in Photoshop.
    • Copy the three files into three layers of the same file.
    • For each layer:
      • Select the layer, for instance the Blue layer
      • Play the "Blue Layer" part of the Action.
      • Answer "Don't Merge", if that question comes.
    • Adjust layers as appropriate

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