The mac file extension is related to the MacPaint a graphics painting software for original Macintosh computers. The *.mac file contains bitmap image.

There are 3 other file types using
the MAC file extension!

empty icon.mac - Macro script

mac icon.mac - Microsoft Access shortcut file

empty icon.mac - Daqarta extended audio data file

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MAC file - MacPaint bitmap image

What is mac file? How to open mac files?

File type specification:

Bitmap image file type icon Bitmap image file type

mac file icon: mac filetype icon

The mac file extension is used for a native format of Apple Macintosh MacPaint application.

The format stores 720 by 576 pixel bitmap, compressed using the PackBits method. Because the image size is fixed, larger images will be cropped if necessary, and small images expanded with whitespace. As well as storing the bitmap picture, MacPaint files also contain thirty-eight 8 by 8 pixel fill patterns, which can be used in the MacPaint application for drawing. These fill patterns are generally ignored (or left blank), by other applications.

MIME: application/mac, application/x-mac, image/mac, image/x-mac, image/x-macpaint, image/x-quicktime

The default software associated to mac file type:

MacPaint picture or screenshot

Apple, Inc. logoMacPaint  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

MacPaint is a bitmap-based graphics painting software for original Macintosh computer.

Help how to open:

Use XnView to view content of the MacPaint bitmap images.

How to convert:

There is no specific information in the database, about how to convert this file extension.
For general information try to look at:
Basic info how to convert bitmap files

Find conversions from mac file:

mac to pdf

mac to ppt

List of software applications associated to the .mac file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open mac file, edit mac file, convert mac file, view mac file, play mac file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is ableto perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting mac files.

  • Open mac file
  • Edit mac file
  • View mac file
  • Create mac file

Software that open mac file - MacPaint bitmap image

Programs supporting the exension mac on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open mac file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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