Is There Native LabVIEW Support for .FITS Image Files?

Updated Aug 4, 2021

Reported In


  • LabVIEW


  • NI-IMAQdx

Issue Details

I am trying to read or edit a .FITS image file in LabVIEW, but am unsure of how to read in my file or make changes to it. Is this image format supported by LabVIEW, NI-IMAQ, or NI-IMAQdx?


.FITS image files are not natively supported in LabVIEW or NI-IMAQ/IMAQdx drivers. In order to read and edit .FITS files, you will need to use a third party library such as GFITSIO. NI does not support these libraries, so you will need to go to their creators for support with handling .FITS files using this kind of software.

Additional Information

A full list of libraries for handling .FITS files can be found here.