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Personalized Image Capture Technology (.pict)

PICT, which stands for Personalized Image Capture Technology, is a graphics format introduced in Apple Macintosh computers by Apple Computer Inc. The format is used for interchanging bitmap and vector graphics between Macintosh applications.

The Macintosh PICT file format is released with two major versions; v1.0 and v2.0. The former is the old format and supports monochrome bitmaps. The latter which is also known as Color QuickDraw supports adding regions and lines, and 8-bit bitmaps as well as monochrome.

PICT Specifications

Name Personalized Image Capture Technology
File Extension(s) .pict .pic .pct
Category Raster Images
Use For Macintosh desktop publishing, paint, and imaging applications using QuickDraw calls.
Developer Apple Computer
MIME Type(s) image/x-pict
License N/A
File Sample(s) N/A
Compression PackBits and JPEG.
Max Dimensions N/A
Color Modes N/A
Animation No
Transparency Yes
Interlacing N/A
Metadata Yes
Layers No
Multipage No
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