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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The PCX file format has mostly been replaced by newer image formats, but is still used by some fax and scanning applications.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.

Programs that open PCX files
Windows
File Viewer Plus
Microsoft Windows Picture and Fax Viewer
Adobe Photoshop CC 2015
Adobe Photoshop Elements 14
Adobe Illustrator CC 2015
Corel PaintShop Pro X8
Corel Presentations X7
ACD Systems Canvas 15
ACD Systems ACDSee 18
Nuance OmniPage Ultimate
GIMP
ZSoft PC Paintbrush
Mac
Adobe Photoshop CC 2015
Adobe Photoshop Elements 14
Adobe Illustrator CC 2015
Planamesa NeoOffice
GIMP
Linux
GIMP
Android
File Viewer for Android
Updated 12/11/2014

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