Software for viewing, converting and processing space image data

  • eLynx Lab
    Windows & Linux image processing tools. Supports the conversion of gray images with the Bayer matrix.
  • Free Software for Planetary Science
    Tools for viewing and processing Mariner, Venera, Viking Orbiter, and Cassini Orbiter image data; finished images can be saved in BMP or FITS format; by Piotr Masek
  • GIMP
    Popular image editor
  • ImageJ
    Java-based image processing package
    (Please note that there are concerns about the security of Java.)
  • ImageJ Plugins
    Plugins for Astronomical Image Processing with ImageJ; offers a "Debayer" plugin which creates a colour image from an input Bayer matrix
  • ImageTOOLSca
    A package with two applications for image viewing and processing, mainly for FITS images; by Carsten A. Arnholm
    Command-line program for converting entire folders of PDS formatted files to PNG; removes reseau marks from Voyager, Viking, Mariner 9 and Mariner 10 images; by Björn Jónsson
  • IrfanView
    Popular graphic viewer; by installing the plugins package, IrfanView supports the JPEG 2000 format
  • j2k
    A free Photoshop and After Effects plug-in for reading and writing the JPEG 2000 file format
  • JPG Deinterlace
    Small GUI-based standalone program for deinterlacing JPEG files; provides excellent results; no installation required, just unpack the ZIP file
  • Loader for NASA/ESA PDS/EDR images
    GIMP Plugin
  • PDS Reader
    Plugin for ImageJ; opens and displays PDS image files
  • SmillaEnlarger
    Open source graphical tool to resize, especially magnify images in high quality
  • The ESA/ESO/NASA FITS Liberator
    Standalone and open source image processing software for FITS files

Image stitching software

  • AutoPano
    Automatic Panorama Recognising Tool for Panotools
  • AutoPano Pro
    Panorama stitching software
  • AutoStitch
    Capable of stitching panoramas completely automatically, whether horizontal or horizontal and vertical.
  • Creating panoramas with PanoTools and PTGui
    A basic guide for using PanoTools together with PTGui. In German language.
  • Hugin
    A useful cross-platform GUI for Helmut Dersch's Panorama Tools
  • PanaVue
    Image stitching software; assembles multiple photos to build genuine mosaics or vast panoramas; also creates complete 360º panoramas in Apple's QuickTime® VR format
  • Panorama Tools
    The PanoTools sourceforge project
  • Panorama Tools Download by Max Lyons
    From this page you can download the files from Dersch's Panorama Tools used by PTAssembler
  • PT Open GUI
    This program uses Helmut Dersch's Panorama tools
  • PTAssembler
    A helper program for Helmut Dersch's Panorama Tools
  • PTGui
    A panoramic stitching software for Windows and Mac OSX


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