PCI Geomatics Database File
3.5 | 11 Votes
What is a PIX file?
PCIDSK file (PCI Geomatics Database File) created by Geomatica, a geomatics program used for processing and analyzing geographic images; contains spatial information split across multiple image channels; often used for storing small to very large geospatial data sets, such as satellite images.
The PCIDSK file format was created by PCI Geomatics in 1988. It was designed as a replacement for the UNIDSK format, which was dependent on 16-bit architectures and was unable to scale to 32-bit and 64-bit systems. The PCIDSK format includes more flexibility for storing new data requirements.
Geomatica can be used for remote sensing, geospatial analysis, digital photogrammetry, map production, mosaicking, and automated product system functions. Geomatica is available in Core and Prime editions.
Programs that open or reference PIX files
BRL-CAD Raw Image File
1.5 | 2 Votes
Raw image format used by BRL-CAD, a cross-platform open source solid modeling system; saves image data in a 24-bit uncompressed format; uses RGB color mode and does not contain dimension information.
NOTE: PIX files can be converted to standard .PNG files using BRL-CAD's pix-png command.
Programs that open PIX files
BRender PIX Image
1.0 | 2 Votes
A PIX file may also be an image saved in the BRender PIX raster image format. It stores a texture for an object or scenery in a level for a video game. PIX files are used by various video games developed by Argonaut Games that use the Blazing Renderer (BRender) 3D graphics engine.
PIX files are rare since they are primarily only used in video games developed in the 1990s, most notably Carmageddon 2, a vehicular combat video game. You will most likely only encounter a PIX image if you have one of these games installed on your computer or have dumped it from a game disc or cartridge.
NOTE: Argonaut Games is a British video game developer that formed in 1982, and developed games for various platforms, such as Nintendo, Super Nintendo, and PlayStation. The developer eventually dissolved in 2004.
How to open a PIX file
Since the PIX format is uncommon, there are few programs that support it. However, you can open PIX files with version 1.68 of XnView, a freeware image editor, and convert the file to another image. You can also upload a PIX file to Tom's Editor, which is an online application. You can view and convert the PIX image with the application.
If you are looking to just convert a PIX file to a more common image format, you can use FFmpeg. After converting the PIX file, you can open it with an image editor.
Programs that open PIX files
Alias PIX Image
1.0 | 1 Vote
Bitmap image created in the proprietary Alias PIX format; contains a header followed by pixels that are run-length encoded in packets; originally used by Alias 3D software, such as PowerAnimater, but is not commonly used anymore.