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.
ICO files contain the images used as icons for files, folders or programs on the Microsoft Windows platform. The icons appear on the desktop, in Windows Explorer or in the Start Menu and help identify each item. ICO images are generally of a small size, are scalable, and they can also serve as website logos or symbols that appear in the web browser next to the URL. The equivalent of ICO files on Mac computers is called ICNS.
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.
Start reaConverter and load all the .fits files you intend to convert into .ico 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.
Go to the Saving options tab and decide where you want to save new .ico files. You can also spend a few more moments to apply additional editing to the images prepared for conversion.
Then pick the ICO 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!Try Free Trial Version