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Feature Request: Add FITS file extensions

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How about adding the FITS file extension so those of us who do Astrophotography can import the files directly into the Affinity Photo program without having to go through a 3rd party conversion program and stacking them in a 3rd party program then having to convert those LRGB images to TIFF extensions before importing the LRGB TIFF channels to Affinity Photo? It would sure be nice to just import the FITS images into the 'Add' Affinity stacking feature of Affinity then they would be easily moved to the channels without using third party programs before stretching and processing.

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Another request for FITS recognition by Affinity Photo. I'm using GIMP to convert FITS files to TIFF and then into Affinity. Not a problem, but would be nice to open directly.

Eric.

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FITs compatibility is hugely important for Astro photography post processing. A lot of amateur astronomers grudgingly use photoshop as there is not suitable alternative. Affinity could fit in to this space if necessary tools are provided such as fits support and macros /tools more specific to Astro photography. 

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+1... times 100 from me:D

no other software on my iPad opens FITS.

I’m currently a bit stuck.

Having Affinity do it would be superb!

 

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But even FITS is getting outdated those days. However, I can agree 100% opening and previewing would be nice. But what next? FITS files are RAW subframes that will need extensive calibration, registration and stacking. I do not see Serif going this direction. That would take years of development time. Reality is, we need at least two programs. One for capture & preprocessing, then another one for post processing. Affinity Photo is a good choice for the second task. I choose PixInsight for preprocessing, there you have all that what you are searching for. Yes, Affinity Photo has this "new stack" capability. But the SIFT/RANSAC algorithm implemented apparently has no spline iteration to correct for heavy distortions if you take short focal length images or beware fisheye images. There are no means to adjust the sensitivity of SIFT feature generation.

Best Sighard

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SMC, 360mm f/4.8, (15+15+15+15+15)x120s LRGBHa bin2 (QSI583ws cold CCD camera + 75SDHF 3-inch refractor on Vehrenberg's historic mount, preprocessing in PixInsight)

https://www.sternwarte-hofheim.de/galerie/schraebler/2011namib/

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Vehrenberg-Observatory, Hakos, Namibia. The SMC image was taken with the tiny 3-inch refractor in front. Free running 120s exposures thru all filters without guiding. Guiding port wasn't available, otherwise I would have gone for unbinned 900s exposures. You take what you get and be happy with that.

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