.SCT File Extension

Windows Scriptlet

Developer Microsoft
3.4  |  15 Votes

What is an SCT file?

Script used to create a Component Object Model (.COM) component; may be written in various scripting languages such as VBScript, JavaScript, or JScript; runs itself in Windows if the Windows Scripting Host is installed.

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Scitex Continuous Tone Image

Developer Scitex
2.4  |  5 Votes

An SCT file may also be a raster image saved in the Scitex Continuous Tone format. It contains a CMYK, RGB, or grayscale image. SCT files are uncompressed and typically contain images used by high-end graphics processors. As a result, they often have large file sizes.

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Screenshot of a .sct file in Adobe Photoshop
SCT file open in Adobe Photoshop

Scitex (now Scailex) is a multinational company that produces equipment used in the graphic design, printing, and publishing industries. The company created the Scitex Continuous Tone image format for use with its high-end graphics processing workstations.

Other image editors and graphic design apps used in the publishing industry can also save images as SCT files, so the images can be opened on Scitext workstations. For example, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator can both save images as SCT files.

NOTE: Infrequently, SCT files are instead saved with the .CT extension.

How to open an SCT file

You can open an SCT file with many image editors and viewers, including Adobe Photoshop (Windows, Mac), QuarkXPress (Windows, Mac), XnViewMP (multiplatform), and ImageMagick (multiplatform).

How to convert an SCT file

Most programs that can open SCT files, such as Adobe Photoshop (Windows, Mac), ImageMagick (multiplatform), or XnViewMP (multiplatform), can convert them to other image formats. For example, XnViewMP to convert SCT files to the following formats (and many others):

  • .JPG - JPEG Image
  • .GIF - Graphical Interchange Format
  • .PNG - Portable Network Graphic
  • .TIFF - Tagged Image File Format
  • .BMP - Bitmap Image
  • .PCX - Paintbrush Bitmap Image
  • .TGA - Targa Graphic
  • .JP2 - JPEG 2000 Core Image
  • .JXR - JPEG XR Image
  • .WEBP - WebP Image

Programs that open SCT files

FoxPro Form Memo

Developer N/A
2.3  |  4 Votes

Contains textual notes about a FoxPro database form (.SCX file)

Programs that open SCT files

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