FIT file format description
Many people share .fit files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .fit file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .fit files.
1 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.fits - Flexible Image Transport System Image
The FITS graphic files are related to XnView. FITS file is a Flexible Image Transport System Image. FITS stands for "Flexible Image Transport System" and is the standard astronomical data format endorsed by both NASA and the IAU. FITS is much more than an image format (such as JPG or GIF) and is primarily designed to store scientific data sets consisting of multi-dimensional arrays (1-D spectra, 2-D images or 3-D data cubes) and 2-dimensional tables containing rows and columns of data.
- Graphic files
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- fit, fts
- Flexible Image Transport System Image related extensions:
Naturally, other applications may also use the .fit file extension. Even harmful programs can create .fit files. Be especially cautious with .fit files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .fit file?
When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:
Windows can't open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.
To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
The .fit file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
tit, bit, it, git, ft, flt, fir, fif, eit, vit, cit, rit, ift, fti, fot
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
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