Does anyone here have experience using FITS files?

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joe173 Regular Member • Posts: 409
Re: Does anyone here have experience using FITS files?

Apple and Google have tried to push new file formats, but even with their dominance, have not succeeded. JPEG is here to stay, for better or worse. Google's compression uses a different means to judge quality, but it is time consuming. It does provide the best quality for a given size but at a cost of great cpu time.

Flif, Webp, and others have better compression yet will not be adopted. There's too much invested in JPEG for any major changes.

Anyway, with the mostly unprocessed raw data stream, that gives you the option to use any file format container. JPEG for most people's panel displays is good enough.

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