PCX File Extension

PCX file icon
Paintbrush Bitmap Image Format
  • Developer
    ZSoft
  • Popularity
    3.4 (10 votes)

What is PCX file?

The Paintbrush Bitmap Image file format is one of the oldest file extensions that has been in use ever since the beginning of the Windows operating system. While it has been outdated and replaced by more improved image formats, it was developed by ZSoft as a raster image file in a binary form. The .pcx file has the ability to support color images represented using 24 bits, grayscale images represented in 8 bits, and black and white images represented using 1 bit. It is still supported by various different designs and image processing software developed by Adobe, Corel, and others.

Conversion of a PCX file

When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the PCX extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of PCX file conversion to a different format.

File Conversions from PCX extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to PCX file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the PCX file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the PCX file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the PCX file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the PCX file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the PCX file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the PCX file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

Do you want to help?

If you have additional information about the PCX file, we will be grateful if you share it with our users. To do this, use the form here and send us your information on PCX file.

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