Home : File Types : PCX File

.PCX File Extension

File TypePaintbrush Bitmap Image File

DeveloperZSoft
Popularity
3.6 (11 Votes)
CategoryRaster Image Files
FormatBinary

Binary

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

What is a PCX file?

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The PCX file format has mostly been replaced by newer image formats, but is still used by some fax and scanning applications.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

FREE DOWNLOAD
Open and view .PCX files with File Viewer Plus.
Programs that open PCX files
Updated 12/11/2014

About PCX Files

Our goal is to help you understand what a file with a *.pcx suffix is and how to open it.

The Paintbrush Bitmap Image file type, file format description, and Mac, Windows, Linux, and Android programs listed on this page have been individually researched and verified by the FileInfo team. We strive for 100% accuracy and only publish information about file formats that we have tested and validated.

If you would like to suggest any additions or updates to this page, please let us know.