Download the ESA/ESO/NASA FITS Liberator 3.0.1

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Requirements

Minimum requirements:

  • Windows PC (XP, Vista or Windows 7, all 32 or 64 bit) or Mac (OS X 10.5+)
  • Screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels or better

Other limitations:

  • As the loading process is very I/O intensive, the performance may be decreased significantly when loading FITS files from a network drive. In this case the program will show a notification. It is recommended, if possible, to copy files to the local hard disk drive before opening them with the FITS Liberator.

 


 

Windows Installation

The FITS Liberator can be installed on Windows either by using a setup program or manually. In both cases, a local administrator must install the program. By default, all users on Windows XP machines are local administrators.

Installing with the Setup Program

The recommended way of installing the FITS Liberator on Windows is to use the setup program. This will install all the necessary files and optionally register FITS files with FITS Liberator.

Manual installation under Windows

To install manually, download the manual installation package for Windows and extract the files to a directory. Next, move the files into the correct locations in the file system. 

File Location and example  
FitsLiberator.exe {Program Files}\FITS Liberator
e.g.:
C:\Program Files\FITS Liberator
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UserGuide.pdf {Program Files}\Photoshop FITS Liberator
e.g.: 
C:\Program Files\FITS Liberator 
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Mac OS X Installation

The FITS Liberator can be installed on OS X either by using an automatic installer or manually.

Automatic installation 

Installing FITS Liberator on a Mac consists of just a few steps:

  1. Open the disk image.
  2. Double click the FITS Liberator install package and follow the instructions. This will install FITS Liberator in your application folder.
  3. Eject and discard the disk image.

Manual install

To install manually, download the manual installation package for OS X and extract the files to a directory. Next, move the files into the correct locations in the file system. 

File Location and example  
FITS Liberator {Program Files}\FITS Liberator
e.g.: 
C:\Program Files\FITS Liberator
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libtbb.dylib
libtbbmalloc.dylib 

/usr/lib

or

/Users/{USERNAME}/lib
e.g.
/Users/lnielsen/lib 

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FITS Concatenator & Photoshop Action

Please referrer to the User Guide for how to use these scripts with Adobe Photoshop.

File Location and example  
FITS Concatenator.jsx,
xmlsax.inc, 
xmlw3cdom.inc 
{Program Files}\{Photoshop}\Presets\Scripts 
e.g.: 
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS3\Presets\Scripts
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ColourComposite.atn {Program Files}\{Photoshop}\Presets\Photoshop Actions 
e.g.: 
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS3\Presets\Photoshop
Actions
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Adobe Metadata Panels

The XMP panels for Adobe Photoshop are no longer distributed with FITS Liberator. You may download them from http://www.virtualastronomy.org