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.
|Name||Personalized Image Capture Technology|
|File Extension(s)||.pict .pic .pct|
|Use For||Macintosh desktop publishing, paint, and imaging applications using QuickDraw calls.|
|Compression||PackBits and JPEG.|