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PICT2 File Extension

Apple Macintosh QuickDraw/PICT Bitmap Graphics Format
  • Developer
    Apple, Inc.
  • Category
    Graphic Files
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What is PICT2 file?

PICT2 filename suffix is mostly used for Apple Macintosh QuickDraw/PICT Bitmap Graphics Format files. Apple, Inc. defined the Apple Macintosh QuickDraw/PICT Bitmap Graphics Format format standard. PICT2 files are supported by software applications available for devices running Mac OS, Windows. Files with PICT2 extension are categorized as Graphic Files files. The Graphic Files subset comprises 524 various file formats. Users are advised to use XnView software for managing PICT2 files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file. On the official website of Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet developer not only will you find detailed information about theXnView software, but also about PICT2 and other supported file formats.

Programs which support PICT2 file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with PICT2 files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with PICT2 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 PICT2 file

How to open file with PICT2 extension?

Problems with accessing PICT2 may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with PICT2 files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the XnView

Install software to open PICT2 file Problems with opening and working with PICT2 files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with PICT2 files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install XnView or one to the listed programs: Apple QuickDraw. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. 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 PICT2If you already have XnView installed on your systems and PICT2 files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of XnView installed, it may not support PICT2 format. The latest version of XnView should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open PICT2 files to XnView

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate PICT2 files with latest version of XnView you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with PICT2 file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the PICT2 file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where XnView is installed, check the Always use this app to open PICT2 files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with PICT2 file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the PICT2 file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select XnView and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with PICT2 extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the PICT2 is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the PICT2 file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check PICT2 file for viruses
1. Check the PICT2 file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the PICT2 is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. PICT2 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 PICT2 file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the PICT2 file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Apple Macintosh QuickDraw/PICT Bitmap Graphics Format file.

4. Check whether your system can handle XnView

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with PICT2 extension. In this case close the other applications.

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Apple Macintosh QuickDraw/PICT Bitmap Graphics Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle PICT2 files.

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