What is a .SPC File And How To Open It – Atari (Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .spc extension, but you have never seen this extension before? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .spc file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .SPC file?

The .SPC file extension comes from Spectrum 512 Compressed Image. The development of this file was done by Atari. This raster related file is in binary format.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .spc file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .SPC file?

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

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

There are 4 simple steps to open the .spc file on Windows.

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 XnViewMP.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SPC 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, 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 XnViewMP software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .SPC file on Mac

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

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

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .SPC 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 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. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .SPC file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .spc file on Linux.

1. In the first step you need 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: XnViewMP.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .SPC 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: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “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 XnViewMP 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 .SPC file?

If you are still unable to open the .SPC file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .SPC file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .spc – Software Publisher Certificate 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 .SPC file with the XnViewMP program on Windows, XnViewMP, Lemkesoft GraphicConverter programs on Mac and XnViewMP software on Linux.