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PI3 File Extension

Degas High Resolution Image Format

What is PI3 file?

PI3 filename suffix is mostly used for Degas High Resolution Image Format files. Degas High Resolution Image Format format was developed by Degas. Files with PI3 extension may be used by programs distributed for Mac OS, Windows platform. PI3 file belongs to the Raster Image Files category just like 522 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling PI3 files is XnView, but users can choose among 2 different programs that support this file format. Software named XnView was created by Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet. In order to find more detailed information on the software and PI3 files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support PI3 file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open PI3 files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. PI3 files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support PI3 file

How to open file with PI3 extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening PI3 files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with PI3 files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the XnView

Install software to open PI3 file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports PI3 files installed on the system. This one is an easy one. Select XnView or one of the recommended programs (for example, GraphicConverter) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support PI3 files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading XnView installed is by going to developer’s website (Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update XnView to the latest version

Update software that support file extension PI3You still cannot access PI3 files although XnView 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. This can be one of the causes why PI3 files are not compatible with XnView. The most recent version of XnView is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open PI3 files to XnView

After installing XnView (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open PI3 files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with PI3 file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the PI3 with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where XnView is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open PI3 files and clicking OK.
Associate software with PI3 file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the PI3 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 PI3 extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the PI3 for errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper PI3 file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check PI3 file for viruses
1. Verify that the PI3 in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the PI3 is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. PI3 file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the PI3 file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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. When downloading the file with PI3 extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Degas High Resolution Image Format file.

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

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support PI3 files. Close all running programs and try opening the PI3 file.

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Degas High Resolution Image Format file. It may be the case that the PI3 files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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