.PIC File Extension

.PIC File Extension

File Type 1

Generic Picture File

Developer N/A
Popularity
3.5  |  33 Votes
Category Raster Image Files
Format Binary

What is a PIC file?

Bitmap image created by IBM Lotus or a variety of other applications; possible programs include Advanced Art Studio, Micrografx Draw, and SoftImage 3D; should not be confused with the .PICT format.

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Updated March 25, 2011
File Type 2

Houdini Raster Image

Developer Side Effects Software
Popularity
3.7  |  13 Votes
Category Raster Image Files
Format Binary

What is a PIC file?

Deep Raster image created by Houdini, a 3D modeling and animation application; stores a run-length encoded image, including the colors, color map, and size of the picture; supports any number of planes per pixel; stores images that can be included with 3D scenes.

More Information

The PIC format is proprietary and is the native format used for internal Deep Raster images saved with Houdini.

Programs that open PIC files

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Updated June 22, 2010
File Type 3

QuickTime PICT Image

Developer Apple
Popularity
2.0  |  6 Votes
Category Raster Image Files
Format Binary

What is a PIC file?

Image generated by Apple QuickTime or the Apple QuickDraw API; contains a raster graphic stored in the .PICT format; used for storing image captures or other still frames.

Programs that open PIC files

Windows
Included with OS
Mac
Included with OS
Linux
Updated March 25, 2011
File Type 4

Pictor Paint Image

Developer John Bridges
Popularity
3.5  |  2 Votes
Category Video Files
Format Binary

What is a PIC file?

A PIC file is an image file saved in the PICtor raster image format. It is the native file format used by Pictor Paint (PC Paint) and Graphics Animation System for Professionals (GRASP), which were both developed by John Bridges for the MS-DOS operating system.

More Information

PICtor PIC files are uncommon since the programs that support them are no longer developed. They were often used in the 1980s and 1990s to save and share images but are now rare. If you do encounter a PIC file, it most likely is an old image created by an MS-DOS paintbrush program. The image may also be a frame of a video sequence.

The PICtor format is similar to the Paintbrush Bitmap Image .PCX format. It includes a header that contains information about the display device, which allows it to be viewed on different systems. After the header, the format stores image data that may be uncompressed or compressed with Run-length encoding (RLE)compression.

How do I open a PIC file?

You can open a PIC file with PMView Pro in Windows. You can also convert the PIC file to a more common format with FFmpeg and view it with an image viewer.

Programs that open PIC files

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