The File Extensions Database


.PICT2 File Extension

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

What is an .PICT2 file?

.PICT2 is Apple Macintosh QuickDraw/PICT bitmap graphics format

The pict2 file extension is used by Apple QuickDraw. A picture file format - Mac graphic file format used for and for screen display in page-layout applications as an intermediary file format for transferring files between programs.

The PICT format supports RGB files with a single alpha channel, and indexed-color, grayscale, and Bitmap files without alpha channels. It is not used for printed images since the format does not carry the information needed for separations.

This pict2 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 compatible tools to work with *.pict2 files.

How to convert:

Probably can be exported to other formats.

How to solve problems with PICT2 files

  • Associate the PICT2 file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any PICT2 file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.PICT2 files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the PICT2 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 .PICT2 is Apple Macintosh QuickDraw/PICT bitmap graphics format. Because only the current version supports the latest PICT2 file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Apple, Inc. manufacturer website after an available .PICT2 is Apple Macintosh QuickDraw/PICT bitmap graphics format update.
  • To make sure that your PICT2 file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.