DCM30 File Extension

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DICOM 3.0 Picture Image Format

What is DCM30 file?

DCM30 is a file extension commonly associated with DICOM 3.0 Picture Image Format files. DCM30 files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux, Mac OS, Windows. DCM30 file format, along with 376 other file formats, belongs to the Raster Image Files category. GIMP supports DCM30 files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 2 other tools may also be used. GIMP software was developed by The GIMP Team, and on its official website you may find more information about DCM30 files or the GIMP software program.

Programs which support DCM30 file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 3 operating systems that support DCM30 files. Files with DCM30 extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support DCM30 file

Windows Windows
Linux Linux

Updated: 01/19/2020

How to open file with DCM30 extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening DCM30 files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with DCM30 extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the GIMP

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening DCM30 files is that no program that can handle DCM30 files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install GIMP. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit GIMP website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of GIMP

If you already have GIMP installed on your systems and DCM30 files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that GIMP cannot handle files with DCM30 may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of GIMP should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate DICOM 3.0 Picture Image Format files with GIMP

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate DCM30 files with latest version of GIMP you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the DCM30 with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where GIMP is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open DCM30 files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the DCM30 file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with DCM30 extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the DCM30 is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the DCM30 file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Check the DCM30 file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the DCM30 file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the DCM30 file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the DCM30 file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with DCM30 extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run GIMP

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support DCM30 files. Close all running programs and try opening the DCM30 file.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with DICOM 3.0 Picture Image Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with DCM30 files affecting older versions of given software.

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