What is a .PIC File And How To Open It (Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .pic extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .pic file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .PIC file?

The file extension .PIC comes from Generic Picture File. The file has the binary format, and it is a raster related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .PIC file?

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

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the XnViewMP software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Corel PaintShop Pro and XnViewMP.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .PIC file

2. The second step is locating 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. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .PIC file on Mac

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

1. The first step is to download the XnViewMP software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Apple Preview and XnViewMP software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .PIC file

2. The second step is locating 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: 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 XnViewMP software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .PIC file on Linux

The .pic file can be opened in 4 steps on Linux.

1. The first step is to download the XnViewMP software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is XnViewMP.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .PIC 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: 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the XnViewMP software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .PIC file?

If you are still unable to open the .PIC file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .PIC file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .pic – Side Effects Software, .pic – Apple, .pic – John Bridges. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .PIC file with the XnViewMP, Corel PaintShop Pro programs on Windows, XnViewMP, Apple Preview programs on Mac and XnViewMP software on Linux.