PICTCLIPPING - Picture Clipping File

What is a PICTCLIPPING file

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.

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.

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

  • ACDSee Photo Manager (Windows)
  • Apple Finder (Mac)
  • GraphicConverter (Mac)
  • IrfanView (Windows)
  • Lemkesoft GraphicConverter (Mac)
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