DCX File Type- The quick facts
What are DCX files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a DCX file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is a DCX file?
A .DCX file is a Graphics Multipage PCX Bitmap file.
The .dcx file extension is found on files distinguished as multi-page PCX image files. PCX, or Picture Exchange, was a standard image format used by software made by ZSoft for MS-DOS.
DCX is a simple extension to the PCX image format that supports bundling multiple PCX images in one file. DCX files were mainly used for FAX documents in early FAX software. In recent times it has been superseded by multi-page TIFF images and PDF files.
How to open DCX files
We have identified 2 DCX openers that are compatible with this specific type of DCX file.
Programs that open Graphics Multipage PCX Bitmap files
Last updated: March 25, 2022
Suggest another file format using extension DCX
While we know of one file format using the .DCX file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .DCX file.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of DCX files. Remember, different programs may use DCX files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.