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Details of extension .pics

On this page, we're going to take a closer look at the .pics file extension, which is related to Apple QuickDraw PICT Drawing Sequence. We'll explain what exactly a .pics fileformat is and how you can use it. If you're interested in learning more details about this type of file, we'll show you where to find them. And if you ever need to convert .pics files into different formats, we'll give you some tips on how to do that too. Let's see the file format associated with this file extension!


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pics file - Apple QuickDraw PICT Drawing Sequence

Apple QuickDraw PICT Drawing Sequence

The PICS file is an Apple QuickDraw PICT Drawing Sequence. Apple QuickDraw is a two-dimensional graphics system.
Category: Graphic files
Application: Apple QuickDraw
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
.zgf Landmark Zycor Graphics File

The .pics file extension might not only belong to a single type of file, there could be various kinds that use it. Keep in mind that files with the .pics extension may contain various content types. If you have helpful information about this extension, write to us!

Could someone have spelled the .pics file extension wrong?

In our database, we came across the following similar extensions:

.pic Houdini 3D Image
.pkcs PKCS File
.pcs Atari ST PhotoChrome Image
.pis PS2DIS Project
.ics iCalendar Data

The .pics extension is frequently misused

People sometimes confuse the .pics filename extension. Based on the searches on our site, here are the most common misspellings from the past year.

pic (1), pis (1), pcs (1), pkcs (1), pids (1), ics (1)

Having trouble opening a .pics file?

If you want to open a .pics file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. Incorrect settings for the .pics association can trigger this error.

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2016/2019/2022, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux, Mac OS X, macOS, iOS, Android