What is a .PCT File And How To Open It – Apple (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .pct extension, but you are not sure what it is? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .pct file extension and how to open it.

What is a .PCT file?

The file extension .PCT is from Picture File.This file extension belongs to the developer Apple.

What to know

There are currently 5 software that can open the .pct file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .PCT file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .PCT file on various operating systems.

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

To open the .pct file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the XnViewMP software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020, Corel PaintShop Pro and XnViewMP.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .PCT 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 right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the XnViewMP software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .PCT file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .pct file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the XnViewMP software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Apple Preview, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020, Lemkesoft GraphicConverter and XnViewMP.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .PCT 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: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

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

Still cannot open the .PCT file?

If you cannot open the .PCT file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .PCT file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .pctl – Kaspersky Lab, .pcv – MozBackup, .pcx – ZSoft, .pd – SA International, .pd – Electronic Arts. 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 .PCT file with the XnViewMP, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020, Corel PaintShop Pro programs on Windows and XnViewMP, Apple Preview, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020, Lemkesoft GraphicConverter programs on Mac.