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.PCX File Extension

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File TypePaintbrush Bitmap Image File

DeveloperZSoft
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CategoryRaster Image Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

Raster image format developed by ZSoft; became one of the original bitmap image formats for the DOS/Windows platform; supports 24-bit color images, 8-bit grayscale and indexed color images, and 1-bit black and white images; compressed using RLE encoding.

More Information

The PCX file format has mostly been replaced by newer image formats, but is still used by some fax and scanning applications. Multi-page PCX fax documents use the .DCX extension.

Program(s) that open .PCX files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Microsoft Windows Picture and Fax Viewer
Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe Photoshop Elements 13
Adobe Illustrator CC
Corel PaintShop Pro X8
Corel Presentations X7
ACD Systems Canvas 15
ACD Systems ACDSee 18
Nuance OmniPage Ultimate
GIMP
ZSoft PC Paintbrush
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe Photoshop Elements 13
Adobe Illustrator CC
Planamesa NeoOffice
GIMP
Linux LogoLinux
GIMP
Updated 12/11/2014