PAL File Type

- The quick facts

What are PAL files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a PAL 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 PAL file?

PAL files have multiple uses, and Applause Palette is one of them.

Applause Palette

Applause is a graphic editing software application for MS-DOS by Ashton-Tate. It stores palette info in a PAL file.

How to open PAL files

Important: Different programs may use files with the PAL file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your PAL file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different PAL openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: June 29, 2022

All known file formats using extension .PAL

While Applause Palette is a popular type of PAL-file, we know of 18 different uses of the .PAL extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

DCTV Paint Palette

DCTV, short for Digital Composite Television, is a video digitizer for the Commodore Amiga home computer. It is a hardware device that makes it possible to grab an image from almost any video source. Associated software used PAL files for color palette information.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different PAL openers which you will find listed below.

Dr. Halo Palette

Dr. Halo was one of the first paint programs for MS-DOS PCs, with the first version released in 1984. It stores color palette information in PAL files.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different PAL openers which you will find listed below.

Dynamix Palette

Color palette data used in various games by Dynamix, e.g., A-10 Tank Killer and MechWarrior.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different PAL openers which you will find listed below.

NeoPaint Palette

We know that one PAL format is NeoPaint Palette. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

PAL opener for Windows

We have identified one PAL opener that is compatible with this specific type of PAL file.

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PaintShop Pro Palette

We know that one PAL format is PaintShop Pro Palette. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Programs that open these PAL files

We have identified one PAL opener that is compatible with this specific type of PAL file.

PI Image Palette

PI was an image editing application for the Commodore Amiga home computer. It stored color palette information in PAL files.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different PAL openers which you will find listed below.

PiXCL Text Palette

We know that one PAL format is PiXCL Text Palette. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Programs that open these PAL files

We have identified one PAL opener that is compatible with this specific type of PAL file.

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Surface-water Modeling System Palette

Surface-water Modeling System (SMS) is a program for building and simulating surface water models. It is a graphical user interface and analysis tool used by engineers and scientists. It stores color palette information in PAL files.

Programs that open these PAL files

We have identified one PAL opener that is compatible with this specific type of PAL file.

ZSoft PhotoFinish Palette

PhotoFinish is an image editor released by ZSoft in 1994. It stored color palette information in PAL files.

Programs that open these PAL files

We have identified one PAL opener that is compatible with this specific type of PAL file.

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More file formats using the PAL extension

Through our research of PAL files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • ArtCAM Palette
  • CWPAL Color Palette
  • Daneba Canvas Palette
  • DIV Games Studio Palette
  • Matrox Palette
  • NeoDraw Palette
  • Papillon Palette
  • RIFF Palette

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of PAL files. Remember, different programs may use PAL files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Project64Project64User submitted
WinDS PRO AppsWinDS PRO AppsUser submitted
ACDSee Photo EditorACDSee Photo EditorUser submitted
Canvas XCanvas XUser submitted
ABViewerABViewerUser submitted
IBM Lotus Freelance GraphicsIBM Lotus Freelance GraphicsUser submitted
ThumbsPlusThumbsPlusUser submitted
Weather DefenderWeather DefenderUser submitted
Lotus FreelanceLotus FreelanceUser submitted
SView5SView5User submitted

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