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DICM File Extension

Medicine Image
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    Graphic Files
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What is DICM file?

DICM is a file extension commonly associated with Medicine Image files. Files with DICM extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with DICM extension are categorized as Graphic Files files. The Graphic Files subset comprises 524 various file formats. Adobe Photoshop supports DICM files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used. Adobe Photoshop software was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated, and on its official website you may find more information about DICM files or the Adobe Photoshop software program.

Programs which support DICM file extension

Programs that can handle DICM files are as follows. Files with DICM 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 DICM file

How to open file with DICM extension?

Being unable to open files with DICM extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Medicine Image files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with DICM files.

Step 1. Get the Adobe Photoshop

Install software to open DICM file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening DICM files is that no program that can handle DICM files is installed on user’s system. This one is an easy one. Select Adobe Photoshop or one of the recommended programs (for example, XnView) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. 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 Adobe Photoshop website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of Adobe Photoshop and update if needed

Update software that support file extension DICMYou still cannot access DICM files although Adobe Photoshop is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that Adobe Photoshop cannot handle files with DICM may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Adobe Photoshop should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Medicine Image files with Adobe Photoshop

If you have the latest version of Adobe Photoshop installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage DICM on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with DICM file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the DICM with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Adobe Photoshop installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open DICM files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with DICM file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the DICM file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with DICM extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the DICM for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the DICM file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check DICM file for viruses
1. Verify that the DICM in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the DICM 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 scanner detected that the DICM file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Ensure the file with DICM extension is complete and error-free

If the DICM file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with DICM extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Adobe Photoshop

If the systems has insufficient resources to open DICM files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Medicine Image files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle DICM files.

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