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Converting FITS to DCX

The FITS (Flexible Image Transport System) format is a standard format used particularly for storing, transferring and processing scientific images from fields such as astronomy. FITS was first launched as an open standard in the early 1980s and has gone through several subsequent upgrades. FITS files contain not just images, but also data related to photometry and spatial calibration, and information about the origin of the image. Similar formats include FIT and FTS.

DCX files are multi-page images consisting of raster graphics, usually used to create fax files and functioning as a header that introduces a series of ensuing PCX files. DCX is a bitmap format and was initially developed together with the PCX format by Zsoft Corp. and was associated with PC Paintbrush. This graphics editing software was popular in the late 1980s on computers using the MS-DOS operating system, and later on it was adapted for Windows too.

So, how to change FITS into DCX?

The quick and simple way to handle your files is to get a quality piece of software, such as reaConverter. Although it is fast, this software is extremely efficient in managing a wide range of conversions. As you will soon realize, reaConverter will help you avoid spending countless hours trying to figure out how to convert FITSs. But at the same time, it will allow you to apply a wide range of editing options.

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Load FITS Files

Start reaConverter and load all the .fits files you intend to convert into .dcx because, as opposed to most free online converters, reaConverter supports batch conversion. So you can save the time and energy you would lose with doing repetitive operations.

Select FITSs from a folder or by drag-and-dropping them directly into the reaConverter window.

Choose Output Folder

Go to the Saving options tab and decide where you want to save new .dcx files. You can also spend a few more moments to apply additional editing to the images prepared for conversion.

Select DCX as Output Format

Then pick the DCX as output format. To help you do this, a series of buttons is conveniently placed at the bottom of the reaConverter window, so you can simply press on the one you need or click Plus button to add new options.

Then simply press the Start button and your conversion will begin in no time!

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Command-line interface

Advanced users can convert FITS to DCX via command-line interface in manual or automated mode. You are welcome to contact our technical support when you have any questions about reaConverter.

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