[Image-SIG] Macinthos PIC files

Asbach, Mark mark.asbach at iais.fraunhofer.de
Thu Apr 26 17:24:15 CEST 2012

Hi everyone,

Am 11.04.2012 um 12:21 schrieb elmar werling:
>>>>> I have pictures in Macinthos PIC/PICT format (HDR image (image/x-hdr),see
>>>>> appendix.
>>>>> Can anyone suggest a simple way to convert the pictures into JPEG-format?
>>>> Wow! OS-X "Preview" doesn't even know what to so with it -- this may be
>>>> tough!

The PICT format relies on old codecs that are only available in 32bit mode and QuickTime knows how to load these bundles via a 32bit subprocess. If you rename the file to example.pict you will find that Preview tells you that you can open the file if you restart Preview in 32bit mode.

For batch conversion, I use GraphicConverter that is also able to open the file (if renamed to .pict). I would recommend it.


Mark Asbach
Fraunhofer IAIS, Sankt Augustin, Germany

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