PET file extension - Macintosh PICT image file
What is pet file? How to open pet files?
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pet file icon:
The PET file extension is associated with the Macintosh PICT image file format that was developed by Apple Computer in 1984 as the native format for Macintosh graphics. PICT files are encoded in QuickDraw commands. The PICT file format is a meta-format that can be used for both bitmap images and vector images.
PICT files are primarily used to exchange graphics between various Macintosh applications. Although these can include prepress applications, it is generally a better idea to use the TIFF or EPS file format in prepress.
In its current operating system, Mac OS X, Apple has replaced PICT by PDF. This means that the use of the PICT file format for exchanging data has diminished tremendously. Early 2009 Adobe decided to partially drop support for PICT in future releases of Photoshop. This means that PICT has effectively become a ‘dinosaur file format’ – to be avoided whenever possible.
The default software associated to pet file type:
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OS X or Mac OS X is Unix-based operating system developed by Apple Inc. for Macintosh computers. It contains basic core applications for everyday use, such as Finder basic file manager, Safari for Internet browsing, QuickTime for video, iTunes for managing audio data and iPod, iOS devices management , iMessage instant messaging, Mail, Contacts, Calendar and many more.
The latest version 10.11 of OS X is called El Capitan. It is available to purchase on Mac App Store as well as is distributed with new Mac computers and notebooks. It includes features to improve the security, performance, design and usability.
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List of software applications associated to the .pet file extension
Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file: like open pet file, edit pet file, convert pet file, view pet file, play pet file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).
Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the pet files.
- Open pet file
- Save pet file
- Edit pet file
- Create pet file
- Print pet file
- Others pet file