.pcx

File Type Paintbrush Bitmap Image File IconPaintbrush Bitmap Image File
File Format Standard (developed by ZSoft)
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ★ ☆  Average
Description

Raster image format developed by ZSoft; became one of the original bitmap image formats for the DOS/Windows platform; supports 24-bit color images, 8-bit grayscale and indexed color images, and 1-bit black and white images; compressed using RLE encoding.

The PCX file format has mostly been replaced by newer image formats, but is still used by some fax and scanning applications. Multi-page PCX fax documents use the .DCX extension.

Open With
Windows

IconMicrosoft Windows Picture and Fax Viewer

IconAdobe Photoshop

IconAdobe Photoshop Elements for Windows

macOS

IconAdobe Photoshop

IconAdobe Photoshop Elements for Mac

IconAdobe Illustrator

Unix

IconGIMP

Updated 2007
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