ESA/ESO/NASA Photoshop FITS Liberator v. 2.2 released

Today, an updated version of the popular software has been released with, among other features, native support for Intel-based Macs. Another key update is a much improved support for embedding of descriptive information, so-called metadata, directly within the final image. Based on a updated version 1.1 standard for Astronomy Visualization Metadata, this information is stored in the standard manner like that used by digital cameras to record exposure information.

The FITS Liberator is freely available for download from:

Version 2.2 of The ESA/ESO/NASA Photoshop FITS Liberator has been improved in several areas, some of which are:

  • Universal Binary for Mac allows native CS3 operation on Intel-based systems
  • Flip image checkbox allows image orientation to be selected on import.
  • Root functions (x1/2, x1/3, x1/4, x1/5) now operate antisymmetrically about x=0.
  • Version 1.1 of the Astronomy Visualization Metadata (AVM) standard is now fully supported. For more information see
  • The import of coordinate metadata from the FITS header has been improved.



About the Image

Release date:25 March 2008, 15:00
Related announcements:ann0805
Size:921 x 649 px

About the Object

Name:FITS Liberator, Screenshot
Type:Unspecified : Technology

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