Photoshop Plug-in 'Liberates' Astronomical Images
Provides creatives with full access to FITS files
"FITS is much more than just an image format," says Lars Holm Nielsen, the project's leader. "It is an extremely flexible file format that allows astronomers to share images and spectra in many different ways. This very versatility has made the job of producing a plug-in for Photoshop challenging. Compared to formats like JPEG, FITS files can be incredibly diverse." "
The Photoshop FITS Liberator is a free download. It works on Windows PCs and Macs (OS X 10.2+), and is optimized for Photoshop CS (it also works in Photoshop 7.0, but provides only 15-bit support). (Photoshop FITS Liberator: www.spacetelescope.org/projects/fits_liberator)