What is a .PTC File And How To Open It – PANTONE (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .ptc extension, but you are not sure what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .ptc file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .PTC file?

The .PTC file extension is from PANTONE Color File. This file extension belongs to the developer PANTONE. This file belongs to the text and binary format and it is a data related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .ptc file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .PTC file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .PTC file on various operating systems.

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the PANTONE Color Manager software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .PTC 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the PANTONE Color Manager software 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 .PTC file on Mac

The .ptc file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the PANTONE Color Manager software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .PTC 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: 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 PANTONE Color Manager software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .PTC file?

If you cannot open the .PTC file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .PTC file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .ptcop – Pixel, .ptd – Peninsular Technologies, .ptex – Walt Disney Animation Studios, .ptf – Aurora Digital Imaging, .ptf – Sony. 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 .PTC file with the PANTONE Color Manager program on Windows and PANTONE Color Manager program on Mac.