PIC File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a PIC file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .PIC files.

What is a PIC file?

The .pic file extension is most commonly used by the Lotus 1-2-3 software. The PIC files contain Lotus picture files that are used to represent graphics generated by the software.

The .pic file extension is also used for Autodesk Animator PIC/CEL files, Bio-Rad image files, General picture extension files, Handy Scanner Cameron image files, IBM Storyboard bitmap files, Macintosh Quickdraw/PICT drawing files, Micrografx drawing files, Movie BYU files, MTV & Rayshade image files, PC Paint bitmap files, PICtor image format files, Pixar PIC files, Psion Series 3 image format files, Apple QuickTime picture files, Radiance image files, Rayshade image files and CADdy++ mechanical 2D picture data files.

As you can see from the above, a lot of different products use the .PIC file type, and they all store the data differently in the .PIC files. We recommend that you try Free File Viewer to open the file, as it will open certain PIC files.

How to open PIC files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension PIC for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension PIC

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
WinRARWinRARUser submitted
QuickTimeQuickTimeUser submitted
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser submitted
Paint Shop ProPaint Shop ProUser submitted
Adobe Photoshop ElementsAdobe Photoshop ElementsUser submitted
Ashampoo Photo CommanderAshampoo Photo CommanderUser submitted
fcheckfcheckUser submitted
QuickTime AlternativeQuickTime AlternativeUser submitted
Ulead Photo ExplorerUlead Photo ExplorerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with PIC-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with PIC-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!