MAC, MacPaint Image (.mac)

The MAC Raster image file format

MAC files are raster images created by MacPaint, one of the first painting programs that have been developed for Macintosh computers. The files can still be opened and viewed by a few programs nowadays, despite being published in 1984.

Technical details of MAC files

Bitmap images with the MAC extension can only contain graphics in black-and-white. The need to develop support for more colors hasn't been there when the file format was developed since the monitors available for Macintosh computers at that time had monochrome monitors.

More information about the MAC file format

File extension .mac
File category Raster image
Example file Download example.mac file (50.78 KiB)
Associated programs Apple MacPaint (Mac)
Apple QuickTime Player (Mac)
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite (Windows)
Corel PaintShop Pro (Windows)
Corel Presentations (Windows)
Lemkesoft GraphicConverter (Mac)
Useful links More on MacPaint and MAC
Developer Apple