Download the ESA/ESO/NASA Photoshop FITS Liberator v2.3

Please also see our "Known Issues page"

Download Installation Package/Disk Image

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 plug-in. 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 Photoshop.
  • Manual installation under Windows
    To install manually, download the manual installation package and extract the files to
    a directory. Next, move the files into the correct locations in the file system. Note that
    if you are using a version other than CS3 or a localised version of Photoshop the folder
    names will differ.

    File Location and example  
    vcredist_x86.exe
    (Run this program to install runtime libraries for Visual Studio 2008)
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    FitsLiberator.8bi {Program Files}\{Photoshop}\Plug-Ins\File Formats
    e.g.:
    C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS3\Plug-Ins\File Formats
    and
    {Program Files}\{Bridge}\Plug-Ins
    e.g.:
    C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Bridge CS3\Plug-Ins
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    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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    UserGuide.pdf {Program Files}\Photoshop FITS Liberator Download
    AVM-1-Creator.txt,
    AVM-2-Content.txt,
    AVM-3-Observation.txt,
    AVM-4-Coordinates.txt,
    AVM-5-Publisher.txt,
    AVM-6-FITS Liberator.txt
    {Program Files}\Common Files\Adobe\XMP\Custom File Info Panels
    e.g.:
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\XMP\Custom File Info Panels
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    • AstronomyVisualization/
      • manifest.xml
      • bin/
        • AstronomyVisualization.swf
      • loc/
        • AstronomyVisualization_de_DE.dat
        • AstronomyVisualization_en_US.dat
        • AstronomyVisualization_fr_FR.dat
        • AstronomyVisualization_jp_JP.dat
    {Program Files}\Common Files\Adobe\XMP\Custom File Info
    Panels\2.0\panels
    e.g.:
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\XMP\Custom File Info Panels
    \2.0\panels
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  • Important: You should create a file named AstronomyVisualization.cfg in {System}\ Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerTrust. For 32-bit Windows {System} is usually C:\Windows\System32 whereas for 64-bit Windows {System} is usually C:\Windows\SysWOW64. The file must contain the path to location of the CS4 XMP panels (e.g.: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\XMP\Custom File Info Panels \2.0\panels\AstronomyVisualization).

    If there is an additional plug-ins folder, the FitsLiberator.8bi file can be placed in that folder instead.

Mac OS X Installation

  • Installing with the Disk Image

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

    1. Open the disk image.
    2. Double-click on the FITS Liberator installer (FITS Liberator.mpkg) and follow the steps in the installer. Note: Make sure you select the correct destination.
    3. Double-click the Extras.mpkg file to install the File Info… panels and FITS Concatenator script. You may have to select your preferred Photoshop installation folder depending on the version you are running.
    4. Eject and discard the disk image.

  • Manual installation under Mac OS X

    File Location and example  
    libtbb.dylib
    libtbbmalloc.dylib
    /usr/lib Download ZIP
    FITS Liberator.plugin /Applications/{Photoshop}/Plug-Ins/File Formats
    e.g.:
    /Applications/Adobe Photoshop CS4/Plug-Ins/File Formats
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    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 /Applications/{Photoshop}/Presets/Scripts
    e.g.:
    /Applications/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop CS4/Presets/Scripts
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    AVM-1-Creator.txt,
    AVM-2-Content.txt,
    AVM-3-Observation.txt,
    AVM-4-Coordinates.txt,
    AVM-5-Publisher.txt,
    AVM-6-FITS Liberator.txt
    /Library/Application Support/Adobe/XMP/Custom File Info
    Panels
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    • AstronomyVisualization/
      • manifest.xml
      • bin/
        • AstronomyVisualization.swf
      • loc/
        • AstronomyVisualization_de_DE.dat
        • AstronomyVisualization_en_US.dat
        • AstronomyVisualization_fr_FR.dat
        • AstronomyVisualization_jp_JP.dat
    /Library/Application Support/Adobe/XMP/Custom File Info
    Panels/2.0/panels/
    Download ZIP
    AstronomyVisualization.cfg /Library/Application Support/Macromedia/FlashPlayerTrust Included in above ZIP

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