What is a .DIC File And How To Open It – NEMA

Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .dic extension and you don’t know what it is? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .dic file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .DIC file?

The .DIC file extension comes from DICOM Image. It was developed by NEMA. The format of this file is binary, and it is a raster related file.

What to know

There are currently 7 software that can open the .dic file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .DIC file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .DIC file on various operating systems.

How to open a .DIC file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

The .dic file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the MicroDicom viewer software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use RadiAnt Dicom Viewer and MicroDicom viewer software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .DIC file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the MicroDicom viewer software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .DIC file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .dic file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the GIMP software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use OsiriX, MeVisLab, XnViewMP and GIMP software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .DIC file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the GIMP software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .DIC file on Linux

To open the .dic file on Linux, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the GIMP software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: MeVisLab, ImageMagick, XnViewMP and GIMP.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .DIC file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the GIMP software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .DIC file?

If you are still unable to open the .DIC file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .DIC file.dic – Dictionary File. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .DIC file with the MicroDicom viewer, RadiAnt Dicom Viewer programs on Windows, GIMP, OsiriX, MeVisLab, XnViewMP programs on Mac and GIMP, MeVisLab, ImageMagick, XnViewMP software on Linux.