The .pct file extension is associated with the QuickDraw/PICT bitmap graphics format used on original Macintosh computers.

There are 2 other file types using
the PCT file extension!

pct file icon.pct - Picture file

pct file icon.pct - ChemSep pure compound document

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PCT file extension - Apple Macintosh QuickDraw/PICT bitmap graphics format

What is pct file? How to open pct files?

File type specification:

Vector graphic file type icon Vector graphic file type

Bitmap image file type icon Bitmap image file type

pct file icon: pct filetype icon

The PICT file format originates on the Apple Macintosh where it is basically a metafile recording a series of the Macintosh QuickDraw graphics commands.

PICT comes in two main flavors, corresponding to the two main revisions of QuickDraw:

  • PICT files for version 1 of QuickDraw: The original PICT format that was used on the original black and white Macintoshes which had QuickDraw 1.0. This version supports only monochrome graphics of limited size with a fixed resolution of 72 DPI.
  • PICT files for version 2 of QuickDraw (Color QuickDraw): This format supports large images with up to 256 colors (using a palette), and with variable resolution.

PICT files may include bitmaps, and in version 2.0 files these may be compressed using a PackBits compression algorithm, or if QuickTime is installed, using a JPEG-compression algorithm.

Although PICT files were designed originally on the Macintosh, there are some applications available on other platforms which can read this format.

MIME: image/x-pict

Help how to open PCT files:

Use XnView, Adobe Photoshop, Draw.

How to convert file with extension PCT:

Use Adobe Photoshop, Draw.

Find conversions from pct file:

pct to jpg

pct to tif

Find converter to pct file type:

bmp to pct

List of software applications associated to the .pct file extension

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  • Open pct file
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  • Edit pct file
  • View pct file
  • Create pct file
  • Import pct file
  • Export pct file
  • Print pct file
  • Others pct file

Software that open pct file - Apple Macintosh QuickDraw/PICT bitmap graphics format

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