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.
The TGA (Truevision Graphics Adapter) format, also known as Truevision TGA or TARGA, is a bitmap file containing raster graphics and was initially associated with TARGA and VISTA boards. TGA files can be used on DOS, Windows and Mac OS X platforms for storing and transferring deep-pixel images. They support a color range of up to 24 bits and an 8-bit alpha channel. TGA files are associated with graphic adapters that can capture NTSC and/or PAL video images signals, and they are particularly popular in the domain of still-video editing.
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Start reaConverter and load all the .fits files you intend to convert into .tga 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 .tga files. You can also spend a few more moments to apply additional editing to the images prepared for conversion.
Then pick the TGA 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