Files with pet extension are used by Macintosh PICT image file. Try to avoid using this files extension as it is no more supported by Adobe and it is not easy to work with this file.

There are 5 other file types using
the PET file extension!

empty - ISOBuster custom CD menu file

pet - Corel WordPerfect top overflow data

empty - Magic Petz file

empty - Puppy Linux install package file

empty - SWAT potential evapotranspiration input data

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PET file extension - Macintosh PICT image file

What is pet file? How to open pet files?

File type specification:

Bitmap image file type icon Bitmap image file type

pet file icon: pet filetype 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 open pet file:

Mac OS X icon

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

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

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.

OS X operating system was replaced by new macOS in 2016!

Help how to open:

Use Macintosh PICT to open files with pet extension.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .pet file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of software applications associated to the .pet 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 pet file, edit pet file, convert pet file, view pet file, play pet 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 able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting pet files.

Software that open pet file - Macintosh PICT image file

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

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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