Free Online PICT to PNG Converter

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A maximum of 20 files can be uploaded at once.

Please note: Your PICT file, once uploaded to our server will be deleted 15 minutes after upload so please download your converted PICT file before this time.

How to Convert your PICT to PNG Online?

Here are 2 simple steps to convert your PICT to PNG using our fast and free PICT converter tool.

Upload your PICT file

Click the "Upload a PICT File" button, then select a PICT to upload. The maximum file size is 100MB.

Download your PNG

Click the download link to receive your PNG file.

File format information for PICT and PNG

ExtensionPICT
Full NameQuickDraw/PICT
TypeImage
Mime Typeapplication/octet-stream
FormatBinary

A PICT file is a graphics file format primarily associated with early Apple Macintosh computers. It was widely used in the late 1980s and early 1990s as a standard format for storing bitmap images on Macintosh systems. PICT files can contain both bitmap and vector graphics, making them versatile for various graphic applications. They were used for everything from simple icons and graphics to more complex illustrations and diagrams.

One distinctive feature of PICT files is their ability to store both black-and-white and color images, which was valuable in the early days of computing when color displays were becoming more common. PICT files could also include vector graphics information, allowing for scalable graphics that could be resized without losing quality. This flexibility made PICT files a popular choice for Mac users and software developers who wanted to create and share graphics across different Macintosh applications.

While PICT files were widely used on Macintosh computers, they are now considered somewhat outdated. Modern graphics formats like JPEG, PNG, and SVG have largely replaced PICT due to their better compression, support for more colors, and compatibility with a wider range of platforms. However, PICT files still hold historical significance in the world of computer graphics, representing an important chapter in the evolution of graphic file formats.

ExtensionPNG
Full NamePortable Network Graphics
TypeImage
Mime Typeimage/png
FormatBinary
Opens WithPaint.Net, Photoshop

PNG files are a widely used graphics file format used in areas where high-quality images (often with transparency) are required while also retaining a small file size. They are one of the most common formats of file used for web and print mediums and are particularly useful for logos, icons, and other images where multi-level transparency is desired.

The format itself was created in the 1990's with the main aim of storing computer graphics in a high-quality format while minimising the required storage space. The longer-term aim was to displace the GIF file format and make PNG the number one format for non-lossy, high-quality image formats on the then-burgeoning world wide web.

One of the selling points of the PNG format is its support for multiple levels of transparency, making it superior to the GIF format, which can only handle a single level of transparency. Also, like GIFs, the PNG format supports palletizing image colors down to 256 or 16 colors to help reduce the file size of the PNG.

Information for converting from PICT to PNG

Our PICT imaging tool will accurately convert your PICT file into a PNG image file using our high quality internal 2D rendering to create your final PNG ready for download. Your PICT file will be analyzed pixel by pixel in order to produce the most accurate conversion possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my PICT file to PNG?

First click the "Upload..." button, select your PICT file to upload. Your PICT file will be uploaded to our servers. When the PICT to PNG conversion has completed, you can download your PNG file straight away.

How long does it take to convert my PICT to PNG?

We aim to process all PICT to PNG conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds however this can be longer for certain files, so please be patient.

How accurate is the PICT to PNG conversion?

We aim to provide the best conversion experience. Our tools are under constant review and development with new features being added every week.

Is there any loss in quality when converting my PICT file?

If you are converting your PICT file to a format that implements lossy-compression then yes, the quality will be reduced however the loss in quality is usually not noticeable and can result in much smaller file sizes.

Will the conversion affect the resolution of my converted PICT file?

No. When converting your PICT file our tool will not perform any resizing of your image and the resulting file will be the same resolution as your uploaded PICT file.