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?

The .pal file extension is most commonly associated with color palette files used by a variety of software applications. The PAL files contain a palette of colors used by the programs. These files normally store RGB values and are used to alter the colors of an image being worked with in the associated application. Dr. Halo and Harvard Graphics both use the .pal extension for color palette files.

The .pal file extension is also used for Tree Professional Palm creator files, compressed files, Lotus Freelance files, Personal Ancestral files, ZX SPECTRUM emulator files and Rise of Nations campaign media files.

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: September 19, 2021

Suggest another file format using extension PAL

While we know of one file format using the .PAL 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 .PAL file.

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
ABViewerABViewerUser submitted
CanvasCanvasUser submitted
Canvas XCanvas XUser submitted
IBM Lotus Freelance GraphicsIBM Lotus Freelance GraphicsUser submitted
ThumbsPlusThumbsPlusUser submitted
Weather DefenderWeather DefenderUser submitted
Lotus FreelanceLotus FreelanceUser submitted
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