The File Extensions Database


.PAINT File Extension

  • Developer by: Apple, Inc.
  • Category: Bitmap image Files

What is an .PAINT file?

.PAINT is Apple Macintosh MacPaint bitmap

The paint file extension is associated with the MacPaint a bitmap editing tool integrated to Apple System 1 to System 7 operating systems for classic Macintosh computers.

The paint file stores bitmap image created in the MacPaint.

MacPaint is obsolete product.

This paint file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.


How to open:

Use MacPaint to open *.paint files.

How to convert:

Use XnView to transform *.paint files to bitmap files.

How to solve problems with PAINT files

  • Associate the PAINT file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any PAINT file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.PAINT files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the PAINT file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .PAINT is Apple Macintosh MacPaint bitmap. Because only the current version supports the latest PAINT file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Apple, Inc. manufacturer website after an available .PAINT is Apple Macintosh MacPaint bitmap update.
  • To make sure that your PAINT file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.