PICTCLIPPING, Picture Clipping File (.pictclipping)

The PICTCLIPPING Raster image file format

PICTCLIPPING files are, as the long extension name already suggests, clippings of picture or image files. They are created if a user highlights and drags a graphic or image from anywhere to the desktop of their Apple Mac computer. The Mac OS X Finder is responsible for the creation of these PICTCLIPPING files. These files are often created when copying album covert art for iTunes.

Technical details of PICTCLIPPING files

Next to the image information of the dragged graphic, PICTCLIPPING files also contain data embedded in the image in a plain text format. It is possible that PICTCLIPPING files contain different data. This happens, for example, if a user highlights cells in a spreadsheet created with Apple Numbers.

More information about the PICTCLIPPING file format

File extension .pictclipping
File category Raster image
Associated programs ACDSee Photo Manager (Windows)
Apple Finder (Mac)
GraphicConverter (Mac)
IrfanView (Windows)
Lemkesoft GraphicConverter (Mac)
Developer Apple