PCT - Apple Macintosh QuickDraw Image

What is a PCT file

PCT files are created using the Apple QuickDraw program. Storing images in a raster as well as vector format is supported by PCT files. However, unless you are using a Windows computer, you may never see Apple QuickDraw images saved in this format. The most commonly used extension for these images when using a Macintosh computer is PICT.

PCT files have the same specifications as PICT files have, with the difference that they are typically used on Microsoft Windows computers. With the adaptation of PDF by Mac OS X, the PCT and PICT format have been deprecated.

Here's a small, but not exhaustive list of programs that can open PCT documents:

  • ACD Systems ACDSee 17
  • Adobe After Effects CC 2015
  • Adobe Fireworks CC
  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 12
  • CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7
  • Corel PaintShop Pro X8
  • XnViewMP
Extension PCT
MIME type image/x-pict
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