File Extension Library

.PAL File Extension

  • Category: Game Files

What is an .PAL file?

.PAL file extension has been classified as Game Files.

.PAL is NES Emulator Color Palette File

A PAL file contains a color palette used by various Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) emulators. It stores information about the intensity of red, green, and blue colors for the output of emulated games.

PAL files are used to emulate the PPU of the NES, which is a chip that outputs RGB video from the system to the screen. The PAL file typically stores 64 3-byte RGB entries since there are 64 NES color values.

List of all softwares that can open the NES Emulator Color Palette File
File Type 2:

Painter Custom Palettes File

Developer by: Corel Category: Settings Files Format: Binary

Settings file created by Corel Painter, a digital art application; saves the layout of workspace palettes, such as the Mixer, Layers, Color, and Navigator palettes; allows artists to customize screen layouts for different painting needs.

Custom palettes can be saved by selecting Window → Arrange Palettes → Save Layout.... They can be loaded by selecting Window → Arrange Palettes and then choosing a custom palette from the menu. The default arrangement is called "Default."

NOTE: PAL files are not manually saved by the user. Instead Corel Painter uses PAL files to allow the user to load and save palette arrangements through the user interface.

List of all softwares that can open the Painter Custom Palettes File
Corel Painter 2019
Corel Painter 2019
File Type 3:

Dr. Halo Color Palette File

Category: Raster Image Files Format: Binary

Palette of colors used by Dr. Halo bitmap images (.CUT files); specifies the maximum allowable red, green, and blue color values; also contains the color palette, which stores RGB values on a 0-255 scale; used to alter an image's colors without having to re-encode the CUT image.

List of all softwares that can open the Dr. Halo Color Palette File
Corel PaintShop Pro 2019

How to Open .PAL file on different platforms

Open .PAL File on Windows

  • Right-click a .PAL
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .PAL file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .PAL files" Press "Ok"

Open .PAL File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .PAL file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .PAL File on Linux

Right click on the .PAL file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .PAL File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .PAL file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .PAL File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .PAL files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .PAL files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .PAL files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .PAL file format
  2. You need to check the .PAL file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)